Apologies up front if I am not posting this in the correct area.
I live in an extremely cloudy area of the US. Western Michigan to be exact. And when I say cloudy, I don't mean some clouds with breaks occasionally during the daylight hours or cloudy mostly in the afternoon or some such exploitable pattern. Many a week goes by with nothing but slate gray, featureless clouds. It's not unusual for us to go an entire month or more without seeing the sun during the winter. No exaggeration.
Without crying a river, I'll get to my question: What suggestions or techniques could you share to get some usable photographs (outdoors) during this kind of lightless period time of year?
I mostly pursue landscape and street style photography. I dig into the surrounding areas for interesting subjects as best I can, but without *some* contrasting light the image is simply boring. I've considered travel during this time of year but that's not always an option for me.
Appreciate any input!