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11-04-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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will shooting on an overcast day give you more or less saturation? more or less contrast? thank you!

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Compared to the same scenes shot in sunny conditions, yes to both.
Clouds act like one giant softbox, softening the sunlight and reducing harsh shadow and highlight detail.
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so less contrast and less saturation right?

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Yes.......

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When it comes to taking shots of colorful flowers for example, an overcast day is your friend. You will be able to capture fine detail, without harsh contrast.
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An overcast day will also be your friend while doing portraits. No harsh shadows and subdued contrast. That is what studio photographers prefer for some shots.........
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