Photography Outside the Weather Forecast Box
Monday 23 March 2015 — Category: Other Photographers
Recently I came across an interesting article by Israeli photographer Erez Marom called Zero Forecast. For me, his perspective is just as applicable in Oregon as it is in Iceland. Here’s a short excerpt:
Be sure to click on the above link and read his entire article. Words aside, the amazing photographs which result from Erez’s unorthodox approach speak for themselves.
The way I see it, if you limit yourself to shooting only in predetermined conditions, you miss out on all of the beauty, the adventure, the surprise — things that make out a whole experience, not only a planned shoot. Some of my most beloved shots were taken in seemingly adverse conditions: extremely bad weather, bad Aurora forecast, wrong season, you name it. What started as a result of lack of knowledge and time — going to shoot when and where it’s possible, instead of in the “right” place and time — has now evolved into a conscious strategy, an awareness that forecast is only that — a forecast, and you can find most of the interest outside of the boundaries it seems to dictate. I find this attitude liberating, and moreover — beneficiary to my shots, in both diversity and visual appeal.
Perhaps the next time I’m planning a photo outing and The Weather Channel predicts gloom and doom, it might be the perfect opportunity to take my art of photography to a whole nother level! With its typical nine-month rainy season, Oregon is for sure an excellent location to test this theory and put it into practice!