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On photographing with sky as background
While shooting with the sky as the background, often the subject and the foreground turn dark. And, while compensating for better foreground by increasing the exposure time, the sky gets washed out...

SINCE THE sky is considered as a bright background, the followings suggestions are helpful for a good photograph with sky as an interesting background. First of all, keep the sun behind you if you can to avoid a completely washed out sky. In order to keep the exposure time low and lighting up the subject go for flash-fill of the foreground and the subject.

The above mentioned two tips will work with a basic digital camera. In case you have the filters, the photographs with the sky as a background can be stunning. The use of polarizers, tinted grad filters and yellow filters are often recommended when one is to shoot a subject with sky as the sky as a background.

Try these tips and experiment a bit to get rid of washed out and clear white skies as boring background in your photographs. The accompanying picture to the story was taken with a light yellow filter and flash-fill to reduce the wash-out of the sky as a background.

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