7 Sure-Fire Tips for Great Weather Snapshots that Work

One of the most interesting subjects in photography is the power of nature, usually represented by the force of the weather. It is such a desired subject because it’s eye-catching, rare, and sometimes hard to capture. As a photographer, you should not avoid the so called bad weather, but, instead, you should follow the clouds and make the best out of every rain, be it a gentle one or a storm. Here are some tips and inspirational bits that will help you obtain great weather pictures.

Tip (1) Wake up early, very early. You may find lower clouds and fog as well as water droplets at macro level. In summer 6 am will do, in winter around 8 am.
Clouds over hilsGood morning grass

Tip (2) Always carry your camera with you. Sun rays truth clouds are short moments you don’t want to miss.
Summer Sky

Tip (3) If its autumn, it may even be foggy all day long and shooting towards the sun and distant objects will give special effects in sepia and B&W, even colored filter effects.
Deep fog Spooky autom

Tip (4) Instant lightning requires much more: a steady tripod, continuous shooting and big summer storm.
Fire in the sky

Tip (5) Rain is interesting to shoot on streets when some people are walking by – thats what you think. But weather is more than just that: in summer get ready to hunt rare sun rains like this:
The rain i thought will never fall Rainbow

Tip (6) Ice formations and snow flakes form an entire world that photographers can explore with powerful macro lenses during winter.
Early frosty flowers

Tip (7) Are you asking for adrenaline? If you live near stormy lands like Florida, theres much to see and live about the weather. Hurricanes and tornados are like candies for journalist photographers.

All these are known as common snapshots because basically nature does the hard job and the photographer does the easy job. Still its also more than point-and-shot to get the right composition and most of all exposure, and I recommend using a polarization filter to enhance the sky. This snapshooting will still be delightful for human eyes as long as nature continues to be the supreme force over mankind.

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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