Why Photographers should like bad weather

Water on Plant

Photograph by Daniel Hancock

Quite often I am asked why I go photograph in bad weather. The answer is that there are so many more opportunities. Rain on plants, mist or fog, overflowing creeks, and cool lighting to name a few. When the weather is overcast, the colors are more saturated and there are no sharp shadows. Also, you will have less scenes where half of the picture is overexposed and the other half underexposed. When I view other photographer’s pictures, most of my favorite pictures have been taken in bad weather. So, next time it is raining, bring your camera and try to get out in it. Have fun! FYI - The photograph with the water on the leaves just won for a photography contest recently.

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