Working with White Skies

Historical Fort Missoula in Snow
Missoula, Montana

When we are photographing in color, we're often told to avoid including a cloudy white sky because it tends to draw the viewer's eye away from what else is in the picture. However, in winter photographs white skies can work better, especially if you create a black and white image. With the entire photograph in shades of gray, the white sky no longer distracts and often is the same brightness as other parts of the snowy scene.

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