Beginner White buildings, blue skies

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Hope SKS can help regarding the above
On cloudless, sunny days, how can one, when photographing white/light coloured buildings, avoid ending up with an extremely dark blue sky?
Are there any simple tips/techniques to cut down this annoying result, or is it basically down to post-processing, which I don't find that easy in terms of blue skies!
 
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Exposure compensation is the way to go. Same principle as snow. The camera is seeing all that white
and thinking there is more light than there actually is.
 
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Although it would require some (minimal) post processing, you could bracket the exposure on the shots and merge later.

So, you would take one pic at say -1, one pic at 0, and one pic at +1 exposure then process.

Dougie.
 
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A blue, cloudless sky is quite a good mid-tone that you can meter off, then hold the reading as you re-frame for your shot ... if you know how to do that.

Or meter off a white wall, increase the exposure by a stop and a half, and hold that ...
 
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