I own professional photography equipment and I know how to achieve correct exposure. I also use adobe lightroom. I use auto white balance but I am usually pretty good at eyeballing color corrections post processing. I noticed that I can use the same camera and lens for different shoots sometimes I will have a hard time editing / color correcting one shoot and the other shoot is a breeze to color correct.
I noticed it might be possible I have a harder time color correcting on cloudy days? I can't seem to figure out what else the problem might be. I figure a cloudy day should be great for portraits because the clouds act as a diffuser. However I noticed my photos turn out so much better on sunny days or partly cloudy days when I place the person in open shade in the evening. On sunny days in open shade the colors look much more true and quality of photo MUCH better. On cloudy days I noticed the skin never looks good...almost muddy... it's almost too yellow, then too blue and my eyes play tricks on me, and the shadows don't look very good. Everything just doesn't look as good, I don't get it. Sometimes I don't have this problem on cloudy days, but I noticed more often when I have a problem color correcting it's usually a cloudy day.
Does anyone have any experience with this and can offer any advise? I would like to shoot any day of the week in any weather without having so many problems and delivering the same quality of photos to all my clients.