Weather – Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photography challenge is to capture the weather, good or bad!  Too many photographers pack up their gear when the weather turn inclement but some of the most spectacular images can be had in less than ideal conditions.


I noticed this big thundercloud rolling over the prairies from a shopping mall parking lot. I used the sign in the shot and capture the streaming rays of the last of the sun.

Keep in mind weather is ALL kinds of conditions including a lovely sunny day, or a bitter cold winter frost. So wherever you live in the world you do have some kind of weather. Give yourself a challenge to show it and use it to your best advantage and share your images.

Don’t be afraid to get out and get dirty, just make sure your gear stays dry!


This is a closer version of the same storm, minutes later. The sun just hitting the horizon made for dramatic lighting. The lighting that happened 10 minutes later was also pretty dramatic! People were shooting this with their ipads in the parking lot out their car windows.

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The thing with storms and crazy weather is you have to be ready. I had  my camera and tripod in the car with me so was able to capture these images. “They” say (they say a lot don’t they?) that the best camera is the one you have with you. So even if it’s your Smart phone, grab some shots. Better yet carry your camera with you, always, and be ready.

Once you’ve taken your ‘weather’ shots we’d love to see them in comments below. Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSWEATHER to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last week’s  Show us your Gear challenge – there were some fantastic shots, many self portraits, submitted.

Happy shooting and have a great weekend!




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