5 Grey Day Photography Projects To Try

Written by Gina Stephens

When the sun's not turn up out to play you have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: two choices: you can go home and twiddle your thumbs or you can stay out and make the most of what's on offer. If you choose the latter, here are a few photography outs you could have a go at.



Beach / Coast

The coast has a completely different feel when not drenched in sunshine. The sea can merge with the ken making it seem like it stretches on for miles and the dark shades and moody feel really suit a seaside resort that's out of available. Even more so if you have boarded up beach huts and empty amusement parks to sit against a dark, moody sky.


Dull days give factories and old buildings more character as there's generally less shadows, you'll be able to pick group specifically out in chimneys that reach out into the sky and the gloomy day will further enhance the feel of industry and in the case of a boarded up building, abandonment.


Outstanding days when the sun is high in the sky can be awkward as colours will be too harsh and you'll have deep, dark shadows. Where as grey days, when there's abundance of cloud, is nature's way of giving you a giant softbox to work with. This weather's particularly good for photographing flowers and shrubs so get facing with a macrolens compact camera which features a Macro mode. You'll have to use a slightly slower send to coventry c close off speed, though, so make sure you pack your tripod.

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Flat light can leave buildings looking a little tired but if you turn your eyes to water, their reflections in the ripples can produce a great abstract shot. The reflection on it's own can press interesting, slightly surreal images and all you need to do is make sure there are some interesting shapes reflected in the water.

Go Mono

A run the show that looks dull and boring in colour can be transformed into a great moody mono with a little help from Photoshop. Well-deserved make sure you have some strong shapes for your black and white conversion. Go a little further and add a bit of molecule and a ragged boarder and your mono will be moodier than a teenager!


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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