...in photography, just varying degrees of good weather, and inappropriate clothing.
Guest Post by Ralph Velasco, travel photographer
The first thing I do in the morning, especially when I’m traveling, is look out the window to see what the weather is doing. I like to get out and shoot when there’s a chance of rain, or a storm has just rolled through, because this will typically result in dramatic skies with interesting clouds that will add to the scene.
When it comes to photography, there’s nothing I dread more than a clear blue sky. If this is the case then I’ll make every effort to minimize the amount of sky I’ll show in an image, or eliminate it altogether and concentrate more on the medium and detailed shots that don’t include any sky.
If you’ll get out and shoot when it’s drizzling, foggy, snowing, sleeting, or at a time when the weather just doesn’t seem to be cooperating, I can almost guarantee you’ll be getting unique shots that most other photographers aren’t making an effort to capture. While they’re at home or in the hotel snug in their beds, you’ll be taking advantage of dramatic photo opportunities that will surely take your photography to another level.
Remember, rainbows only come out after it rains.
About the Author: Ralph Velasco is an award-winning travel photography instructor and international tour guide who has photographed in more than forty countries on six continents. He’s just released his first app for iPhone and iPod touch called My Shot Lists for Travel and is the author of “Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More.” Ralph has led cultural photo tours to Egypt, Eastern Europe and throughout the United States. For the past two years he was awarded “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County and he belongs to the exclusive Circumnavigators Club, a group of travelers whose charter requires that its members have traveled around the world, in a single journey, having crossed every one of earth’s meridians. You can subscribe to his blog at RalphVelasco.com/blog.