“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman
Great light is essential to great photography. Still, like everyone else, when the bad weather rolls in, I feel like staying in bed. However, when I put my feet on the floor suppressing my natural laziness and go out into the storm, I almost always come back with AWESOME photos!
The elements of bad weather including fog, rain, snow, clouds, wind etc., add dimension and originality to photographs. The light can change quickly in bad weather offering a variety of views of your subject. Also, very few other photographers are willing to suffer the elements for their photography. When you go out, that alone sets you apart and provides opportunities that others will never have.
Here are a few photographs I created in bad weather with an explanation of how they were made.
I’ve learned through my own experiences that bad weather provides awesome light. When we Find the Right Light, we can create great photographs! So next time it rains, or snows or is foggy, or whatever the bad weather may be, get out there and create some unique and beautiful art.
‘There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas