Understanding Weather for Photographers

Saturday, April 10 • 8:00 am9:30 am CT

My students always ask: What app will tell me when and where to be to capture the most interesting photos? Basically, what’s the shortcut? The truth is that no one app is going to give you all the information you need to make informed decisions about incorporating weather into your shooting plans. There are notoriously unreliable apps like Skyfire and Sunsetwx that portend to tell you exactly when and where there will be a colorful sunrise or sunset. Based on what I’ve heard from friends who use these, they are accurate about 20% of the time. A basic understanding of cloud patterns will help you predict colorful sunrises and sunsets with much more accuracy. And besides, there’s more to life, and photography, than colorful sunrises and sunsets! This session will go over all different types of weather and how they relate to landscape and nature photography. I want to help you find the right place at the right time to capture expressive images in interesting light and conditions.

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