It’s a comfort to know that you can take stunning pictures from dawn to dusk whenever there’s light even in awful light. But what if it is cloudy, rainy, stormy, or foggy? Will you shy away as every other photographer does? Do you know that you can capture dramatic shots in dramatic weather conditions? Remember: The rarer the more precious.

Overcast – Diffuse Light

When it’s cloudy, the sky is gray and pale. However, the overcast diffuses the light, so it doesn’t cast harsh shadows as midday sunlight does. You can simply keep the sky out of the frame.

Shed in the Valley

If the subject is colorful you can even include partial sky as a nice color contrast to make the subject stand out.

Rape Field, Stormy Day

You can even create an overcast light on a sunny day. For example, you can photograph your model in the woods while her face is lit by the light diffusing through the trees.

Shade in Woods

Creative Rainy Days

Rain occurs quite frequently, even in summers. Since it happens often, shying away will mean you miss a lot of opportunities to capture interesting scenes such as sweeping views, flower petals covered in raindrops, puddles, water drops themselves and rainbows. So catch the rainy day images, be creative and have lots of fun.

Rainbow

Capture the Lightning

If you’re brave and adventurous but also careful, a storm is a great opportunities for you to capture the lightning. Learn how to improve your lightning shots and go get exciting shots in your portfolio.

Lightning

Moody Fog, Mist and Haze

Fog, mist and haze are a gift from nature that lets you create a moody and atmospheric picture.

Fog makes the air itself reflect light, so make sure to get a more accurate exposure using the right metering.

Fog is powerful in the way it emphasizes depth and creates amazing layers in your picture due to the change in color saturation and contrast as the distance increases.

Fog is also valuable to emphasize the lighting and make light streaks more visible from directional light sources because water droplets in the air scatter the background light.

Fog

To take the pictures in extreme weathers require advanced technical skills because you must be proficient in photography techniques and react swiftly in those priceless momentary and sometimes dangerous moments, but those weather conditions are precious opportunities pro photographers must learn to catch to record the fleeting and precious moments nature provides.

About The Author

is a photography enthusiast and a frequent traveler who truly appreciates every tiny beauty of life and has traveled extensively around the world. She finds herself keen on a unique type of photography and calls herself a culture photographer. Her passion is Paris where she has been to more than once, living as a Parisian. She has walked big streets and small alleys in Paris, and every inch of the city has given her inspiration. She has a Paris collection on Alamy.com and a Paris travel blog at ParisEncore.com.

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