Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Open Forum: Taking Good Pictures on Gloomy Days

This Winter season has been my first one as a blogger. Usually around this time of year, I obviously notice that the days are shorter and darker, but I think that blogging has made me far more keenly aware of just how little daylight and even natural lighting there is during the season! It's made it increasingly difficult to get any pictures taken for the blog, let alone any halfway decent ones.

So I turn to you, my dear blogging community. How do you guys deal with the lack of natural lighting this time of year? I'm still learning to play around with my new-ish DSLR so perhaps there's some magical answer on that, but I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts or opinions on the subject in the comments below!


  1. it's all in the exposure triangle! ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Lots of light = low iso setting, low light = high iso setting - though with a higher iso setting your images can have a lot more digital noise. I was actually reading up on this earlier today - so this article may be super helpful! http://www.lightstalking.com/exposure-triangle/

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    1. Ah thank you, I will definitely be giving that article a read! And I've definitely experimented with the ISO, I just sometimes find the higher ISO to go a bit grainy... I might need to experiment with some other lenses as well! Thanks so much! :)

  2. Get an umbrella light and you will never look back! I got mine for £30 from amazon and it's invaluable x

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam

  3. Ah, a timely post! I have exactly the same issue. I love the idea of an umbrella light, though. Haven't heard of it before but it certainly sounds promising. Will be checking back for some great ideas :)


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