Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Yahoo Pairs Weather With Flickr Photos in Gorgeous New Weather App

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Yahoo! just released a new weather app that takes advantage of beautiful photos provided by the company’s Flickr community to pair in depth weather information with gorgeous photos of your city experiencing similar weather. The idea is that users don’t just want to know the weather (numerically speaking), they want to see it. Read more…

How to Photograph Lightning, From Start to Finish

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Now that storm season for North America is either already here (or coming soon), I thought it would be a good time to write a tutorial on how to photograph lightning.

Lightning is a very elusive beast that many seem to struggle with, so read on, and by the end you will be able to hunt and capture it like a pro!
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Make a Ridiculously Simple Camera Rain Jacket Using Gore-Tex and Rubber Bands

When it comes to protecting our gear, we tend to go for the expensive because, as they say, “you get what you pay for.” But once in a while, a simple idea that helps you save a few bucks may not be such a bad thing.

We’ve shared a few DIY rain guards before — they usually involved some sort of clear plastic bag and tape — and even though those were simple enough in their own right, HDSLRNOW’s makeshift rain cover makes them all seem a bit complicated. Read more…

Google Patent Changes Camera Settings Based on Local Weather

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Google takes photos pretty seriously. In addition to schmoozing the photography community earlier this week by releasing the entire Nik collection of plugins for only $150, the company also promised to make the cameras in their phones “insanely great.” And a recent patent shows one of the ways Google may go about doing that. Read more…

Lessons Learned From Working Years as a Storm-Chasing Photographer

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Over the past 12 years, I have spent countless hours finding myself in places that many would deem “the middle of nowhere.” I’m not there in awe of the bland landscape, yet instead I am staring up into the blue sky in hopes that the tiny little air molecules above me will develop into beastly, photogenic thunderstorms.
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Minimalist Photographs Showing the View Through an Alaskan Cabin Window

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When photographer Mark Meyer wakes up every morning in Alaska, the first thing he notices is the view through his room’s windows. Over time, he began to notice that this view took on a wide range of appearances across different times and seasons (mostly cold weather). He then started capturing a casual series of photographs that show the abstract, minimalist views that appear due to the rain, snow, and fog. The project is called An Alaska Window.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Add a DIY Umbrella Holder to Your Tripod to Keep Gear Dry in the Rain

If you find yourself regularly shooting in the rain and in need of a better way to keep yourself and your gear dry, check out the tripod-mounted umbrella holder seen in the photo above. It keeps an umbrella fixed directly above you and your camera, allowing you give your full attention to photo-making. A quick trip to the hardware store will get you the ingredients you’ll need: a few brackets, a pipe to serve as the holder, and some nuts and bolts. Most of the components come together quite easily, but you’ll need some way to cut sections off your pipe.

Attaching an umbrella to your tripod can introduce some undesirable movement if there’s a lot of wind, but weighing down the tripod and keeping your hands on your camera can help keep it stable. To get started, head on over to Digital Camera World for the step-by-step tutorial.

Stay Dry with a Hands-free Umbrella Holder for Your Tripod [Digital Camera World via Reddit]

FBI Shows Up on Man’s Doorstep After He Shoots Photo of Clouds

The next time you’re photographing clouds, make sure those clouds aren’t hovering over a location that’s considered “sensitive”. National Weather Service volunteer Michael Galindo learned this lesson last month after pulling over to the side of the road near Houston to snap a photo of storm clouds brewing in the distance (shown above). Problem was, between Galindo and the clouds sat the Lyondell Refinery.
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One in a Million Double-Exposure Photo Caused by a Lightning Strike

Photographing a lightning strike from close-up is a difficult and dangerous task, but Toronto-based wedding photographer and weather buff Richard Gottardo managed to capture something even crazier: a double-exposure photograph caused by the bolt of lightning itself.
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Beautiful Photos of a Double Rainbow All the Way Over San Francisco

San Francisco residents were treated with a dazzling sight yesterday: a double rainbow all the way across the sky, visible from many parts of the city. The San Francisco Chronicle writes,

The mist mixed with golden light from the low-slung sun to cast a beautiful pink glaze across downtown skyscrapers. Thousands at the Giants baseball game took their eyes away from the game to gawk at a double rainbow that formed over center field, perfectly framed by the grandstands. “There was just some very light rain at the game, but it was amazing to see so many people bringing out their iPhones and taking a picture of it,” said Mike Pechner, a forecaster with Golden West Meteorology who was at the game. Dozens of motorists pulled their cars to the side of the road to gawk and take pictures of the rare double-rainbow, created when the light refracted through the moisture in the air.

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