1. Photo & Video
  2. Video

How to Film Outside on Cloudy Days


As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve is half the battle.

A cloudy day can make the light dull and flat. When a scene lacks definition like this, we need to find ways to create it.This lesson looks at how to make the most of the light available and how to creatively select your background to provide more contrast. We’ll also talk you through a potential switch to black and white, or adjusting your white balance to warm up skintones.

If you found this video useful, then check out the full course: Environmental Lighting for Video. You'll find fourteen more video lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you may have when making your video. You'll learn how to work with reflectors and diffusers, and how to handle potential problems like direct sunlight. The course also details various lighting setups and helps you create your own tools.

You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements where you'll get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

Looking for something to help kick start your next project?
Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.