Compelling Clouds

Everyone wants to photograph gorgeous sunrise and sunset skies. So the question is often asked: how does one get dramatic and colorful sunset or sunrise light? Ian Plant has the story

Cloud cover determines what light you get, how much, and its intensity. Clouds can also catch sunrise and sunset light, often glowing in fiery red and orange colors. I think it is fair to say that clouds are key to getting really great light. In fact, the most intense light on the landscape occurs when clouds in the sky catch the light – if enough clouds light up, they can act as…

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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