Did you book a photoshoot and the weatherforecast says it is not going to be sunny? What do you do? Move the photoshoot to
another day and hope it will be good weather or take the chance and hope it won't be too bad?
I'm living in the Netherlands and we get to know a lot of rain, doing most of my photoshoot outside I recognise people wanting to move the photoshoot to another day. Therefore you can't get a guarantee of the weather that it will be good weather the next time. AND 'bad' weather does not have to be ugly for a photoshoot! Sometimes 'bad weather' even is more beautiful for photoshoots. Today I will show you some photos made in certainly bad weather and discuss wether to move the photoshoot to another day and just let it go on and trust on
the photographer that he or she still can make beautiful photos.
There is a certain limit in photographing with bad weather, pourring rain for example. It probably pops in your head while ready this, with pourring rain you will be soaked while doing a photoshoot outside, on the contrary this could give a cool effect for riding pictures. Ofcourse this stays a part of your own opinion but to me it looks like this raw photo which also resembles in my case most of the time the Netherlands.
Therefore, less 'good' weather also takes back the colors, like my father always says : bad weather is colour weather.
With sunny weather you will get a lot of hard shadows when the photo is not taken in the early morning or late evening close to the sunset.
The photo's of the black(Friesian) horse are taken with very cloudy, cold and foggy weather. The photo of the white/grey horse is taken with a very hard sunlight. The photo of the brown horse and the blond girl(me) is taken at the same place as the grey horse but with cloudy weather conditions.
Thanks for reading and enjoy photographing!
"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety." - Ansel Adams