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In my past two articles I took a look behind the scenes at the National Weather Service with an introduction to the Forecast Discussion and severe weather alert products. The NWS web page is a buffet of weather information that should fill you up when you are planning to photograph outdoors in dynamic weather, but when […]

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In my previous article about the National Weather Service’s Forecast Discussions I touched briefly on another set of products the NWS releases: outlooks, advisories, watches and warnings. These alerts are designed to help those planning on being out in the elements prepare for forecasted severe weather. Outdoor photographers can use these alerts to determine the […]

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The Pacific Northwest is a veritable playground for outdoor photographers. In any given day I can photograph alpine landscapes, arid desert scablands, lush temperate rainforests and rugged ocean shorelines. One constant in our diverse region is the complex weather. As a native Northwesterner, I have always had a fascination with meteorology and with today’s wealth […]

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As I write this I sit in my hotel just outside the entrance to Zion National Park. At the moment, we’re waiting out a torrential downpour. On the other end of the park it’s snowing – in late May. Who knew? I planned this trip six weeks ago. Of course I had no idea what […]

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(This photo was made on a day when there was a thin, high overcast that completely blocked out the sun. It wasn’t the kind of light you hope for on vacation at the beach. But it’s perfect light for photographing a wolf who happens to be standing on top of a waterfall. Had it been […]

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Cold weather is on its way. Remember to stock extra batteries. And remember that condensation can really mess up your camera. Here are some more cold weather photo tips. 1) Bring extra camera AND flash batteries. If you are going to photograph outside in the cold, your camera and flash will go through batteries at […]

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Bad weather can make for great photos. Especially in the summer when in many parts of the USA, you get dramatic thunderstorms and big cloud formations. If you want to make great weather shots, remember that the weather, NOT the foreground is your subject. Include no more than 25% of the foreground in your frame, […]

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