Architecture Photography: Before and After
Shooting on an overcast day.
We don’t always get the weather we’d like, but sometimes our client needs the image ‘yesterday,’ and we don’t have a choice. With rain comes clouds and full white-overcast skies. Because I had to shoot on this date, I had no choice but to use Photoshop to create a compelling image. Usually overcast images have very little detail interest, so in addition to replacing the sky, I also increased the contrast and detail in the image. I pushed the detail in the mid-tones to the max.
Additionally, I over exposed the image by about 1-stop because I know I would be replacing the sky. This allowed me to get additional detail in the shadows without worrying about losing detail in the highlights.