Taking photos in bad weather or poor visibility
It is quite easy to fall into the trap of thinking the sun needs to be shining to enjoy a bit of outdoor photography, especially when you shoot a lot of stock photography like I do. Also, having lived in Spain for 10 years, we rarely had the kind of weather that we had in Weymouth yesterday…some serious sea mist, so I became used to shooting nice, happy, sunny images.
One recent Tuesday morning, I was about to head off to an early business breakfast meeting at the Pavilion in Weymouth and I noticed the mist outside. I grabbed my camera and set off about 15 minutes early to have a play.
I took some images on the way there as the mist was right up to the town and heading inland which gave everything a calm, quiet and eerie feel…and a chill too.
Weymouth is well known around this time of year for being a fun-packed and active town but when you see it like this, it almost becomes eerie and desolate. Still, it cleared up in the coming days and we spent a lot of time on the beach so happy days : )
I am now going to break my track record of only uploading bright, sunny images for stock and send these off to the agencies to see if they get accepted and sold.
So, the next time the weather looks poor, if it looks impressive and not raining too hard, why not get yourself out there with your gear and start recording it.