Today I went for a walk with my daughter and took the camera with me (Nikon 5000D). I took a couple of photos of landscape and noticed a pattern. It was a sunny day and I was shooting in Aperture Priority. If I focused on a building the shutter speed was set to 1/300, the building/ground looks great but the sky is bright white (without being able to make out the few clouds in the sky). If on the other hand I focused on the sky, shutter sets to 1/2000, the sky looks beautifully blue and the clouds can be sharply seen, however the building is terribly dark. How can I obtain the perfect building along with the perfect sky?
The first thing that springs to mind is to use a tripod and take two photos of the same landscape with different shutter speeds and then post-process them somehow.
However I feel I may be missing some tips from the pros. What's the best way to handle a situation like this?