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Is it worth shooting outdoors when the weather is so grey and gloomy? A lot of natural light stock, apart from Live News, seems to be shot in good light and is often full of vibrant colour. Does this mean that it is simply not worth getting out of bed on a grey day? (please say yes!) 😉

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I feel the same - not worth going out and taking stock photos in this gloomy weather. On the other hand, I just saw a neighbour clearing soggy leaves off the road which were leading to flooding, and took a few photos from my bedroom window!

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16 minutes ago, Jansos said:

Is it worth shooting outdoors when the weather is so grey and gloomy? A lot of natural light stock, apart from Live News, seems to be shot in good light and is often full of vibrant colour. Does this mean that it is simply not worth getting out of bed on a grey day? (please say yes!) 😉

 

yeah i have wondered.  i think there are subjects that actually work with having less deep shadows, less glare...  

 

Gloomy you can also probably work in, i find flat grey worse....avoid sky

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13 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

yeah i have wondered.  i think there are subjects that actually work with having less deep shadows, less glare...  

 

Gloomy you can also probably work in, i find flat grey worse....avoid sky

Grey here too. Agree about avoiding sky. Close ups of buildings work well in these conditions.

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1 hour ago, Sally said:

Grey here too. Agree about avoiding sky. Close ups of buildings work well in these conditions.

 

my main problem in Ottawa, is we had a bit of snow- not enough to use however, which as now half melted, so i also need to cut the sidewalks, paths.....  i think i'll just go hang around at bird feeder....  😀

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2 hours ago, Jansos said:

Is it worth shooting outdoors when the weather is so grey and gloomy? A lot of natural light stock, apart from Live News, seems to be shot in good light and is often full of vibrant colour. Does this mean that it is simply not worth getting out of bed on a grey day? (please say yes!) 😉

 

Panning shots are good fun in poor light 

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London is foggy, Ireland is rainy, Canada is cold? These are not exactly news bulletins, folks. In Liverpool, if we were to wait for good weather, we'd never go out. 

 

Me? I'm having fun with the PS sky replacement tool, carrying my weather in a file.

 

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A few years ago I did the Gobbins Cliff Path in Northern Ireland.  You have to book in advance so have to take pot luck with the weather.  The day I had chosen was dismal, dull and misty with the mist at times, quite literally, down to sea level.  I've had nine sales from that short walk.

 

Their website claims it to be 'The most dramatic walk Europe'.  To put it mildly, I think that's a bit over the top... !

 

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

London is foggy, Ireland is rainy, Canada is cold? These are not exactly news bulletins, folks. In Liverpool, if we were to wait for good weather, we'd never go out. 

 

Me? I'm having fun with the PS sky replacement tool, carrying my weather in a file.

 

2DJ3WWB.jpg

 

 

 

Canada,  snow melting:  that's not cold, that's shorts weather

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53 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

Canada,  snow melting:  that's not cold, that's shorts weather

 

It's of course raining in Vancouver. However, the sun is supposed to make a cameo appearance tomorrow. Some intrepid souls wear waterproof shorts and flip-flops year-round here. 🌂🩳

 

Gloomy weather is good for shooting signs if you're a bored urbanite.

 

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Grey days are wonderful for people-centric pics (think Christmas shoppers, protesters) and since it is the season of Christmas shopping the great softbox in the sky can be your assistant. 

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17 hours ago, Jansos said:

Is it worth shooting outdoors when the weather is so grey and gloomy? A lot of natural light stock, apart from Live News, seems to be shot in good light and is often full of vibrant colour. Does this mean that it is simply not worth getting out of bed on a grey day? (please say yes!) 😉

LOL,

 

I lived in Moscow for ten years, during the winter the sun rose at 10AM and set at 2PM and as I use to say 

it was a 60th at f4 with RDP (FUJIChrome 100 ASA) pushed a stop.  The answer is no it is not worth it, until 

it is.  Vodka was cheaper than bottled water and I read War and Peace twice.....

 

Chuck

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6 hours ago, Cal said:

Grey days are wonderful for people-centric pics (think Christmas shoppers, protesters) and since it is the season of Christmas shopping the great softbox in the sky can be your assistant. 

 

This is very true. I think Woody Allen said something about being a fan of the light in London for filming for just this reason. So its about adapting the kind of shooting you do to fit the conditions.

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17 hours ago, aphperspective said:

Fog and driving drizzle over here in Ireland, miserable day and that's just the living room.🙂

But that's every day, throughout the year 😂

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Back in the day Ian did a commercial shoot in St Petersburg for the company that supplied car communication systems to the traffic police. He was escorted around all the time by the police which he said was quite scary. They never had to stop at a traffic light as they radioed ahead and got them changed to green! And they had a toast with vodka at every opportunity so he spent the whole shoot in a slightly drunken haze! Got the shots though.

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