Shooting in storms
A massive storm came and went in a matter of minutes by the town of Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands. I was perched up high on a cliff, taking shelter from the 70 mph winds in a old ruin of a stone house. The 2 rocks are Risin og Kellingin…(The Giant and the Witch)
Interesting weather can yield interesting light and conditions. When I first started shooting, I would generally only go out in ‘pretty’ weather. Weather I was comfortable in, warm, sunny, pleasant conditions. Sure the experience was nice while out in those conditions, but the images suffered because of that. Sure you can make incredible and compelling images in nice weather, that’s not the point here. The point is to go beyond your comfort zone and venture outside in inclement conditions. Dark clouds, streaking snow, and effects of wind on the landscape can be incredibly beautiful and captivating. Most cameras these days are weather sealed, they are actually built for these conditions. So don’t be afraid to go out and shoot in stormy weather, not only is it invigorating, you might capture some powerful moments as well.