Friday, August 26, 2011

When the Weather Goes Bad - You Can Get Some Good Shots!

New Croton Dam in HDR. 

Don't put your camera away when the weather goes bad - as it is scheduled to do tomorrow and Sunday.

You can get some great shots! 

Protect your camera with a plastic bag or a professional camera protector:

Don't let any water droplets or mist get on your lens. 

Bring a lens cloth and a soft cloth to keep your camera dry.

Try shooting from your car.

Try shooting HDR, as I did for the opening picture for this post. Here is the info.

Title: Croton Dam in the Mist

Location: Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Exposures:  0, +2, -2 EV

Tip: Use low ISO settings and a neutral density filter outdoors when photographing moving water. That combo will let you shoot at slow shutter speeds to blur the water, creating a soft and silky effect.

New to HDR? You can save 15% when you order Photomatix by using this code: ricksammon. 

If you want to learn more about HDR, check out my app, iHDR.

 We shoot here on my Croton Creative Workshop - when the weather is usually perfect in the fall.

Explore the light,

P.S. I am ready to shoot during the hurricane!


bloodshot23 said...

Wonderful exposures and misty atmosphere, Rick! I'll be watch the progress of Hurricane Irene as well...

Puggle said...

Cool shots here!

Starla said...

Rick, your last photo of yourself made me laugh! Stay safe out there!

Tom Baker said...

First and foremost STAY SAFE. A great shot isn't worth ending a great life.

Studio Toffa Photography - Thorstein K. Berg said...

Enjoyed the shots here.