Weather Photographer of the Year 2019

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is looking for the best photographs from around the world that depict weather in its widest sense.

From weather phenomena to the impact of weather, we are looking for stunning images that showcase the sometimes dramatic, often fascinating impact and story of weather.

For the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year we are looking for images that capture the beauty, power, occasional absurdity and fragility in the face of human activity.

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Vote for your favourite from the 24 shortlisted entries and help choose the Weather Photographer of the Year 2019.

more at photocrowd

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Shades of Color | Caryn Hill

She is a Storm Chaser and a fantastic photographer.. Enjoy an action packed portfolio, and learn how to manage adrenalin rushes and photography.

… Finally, do you have one great advice for any aspiring photojournalist searching for dramatic images.?
PATIENCE. Have lots of patience! Developing your own style and following takes a bit of time. Most get discouraged by not getting many “likes” on their images when posting to social media when they frst start out. The thing to keep in mind is to keep true to yourself, shoot for yourself and the rest will follow.
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Caryn Hill
more in:
Shades of Color
Fine Art Photography Magazine
Total Priority to the Image & the Photographers

Chasing storms in Australia by Dale Sharpe

As a landscape photographer I’ve travelled to most countries in the world, and I’ve photographed everything from Ice Caves and the Aurora in the north, the autumn colours in Patagonia in the south, and even the sandy deserts of the Middle East.

But when it comes to real challenges, storm chasing stands alone as a true test of my ability to capture nature’s fury in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.

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Chasing storms in Australia by Dale Sharpe
more at Australian Photography

Shades of Color | Martin Zalba

The night landscapes master is now exploring a new way with infrared without losing an inch of style.
“From the first moment I started in earnest with photography, night photography caught my attention powerfully. It was a very expressive technique. At night there is little light, the night is quite unknown to us … Nature looks different, there is a magic light, it is a different way of seeing things.”

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Martin Zalba Photography
more in Shades of Color Magazine

The Thrill of the Chase

There’s nothing on Earth like being confronted by the fury of wild weather. With more than 20 years’ experience storm chasing across Australia, Dale Sharpe shares his tips for amazing images in the eye of the storm.

How to Capture Lightning
1. Use a tripod and set your camera to Manual (M).
2. Set your camera’s ISO to its lowest value (100 or 200).
3. An aperture between f/5.6 and f/9 will give you a good depth of field.
4. The ideal shutter speed depends on the intensity of the lightning and how far away it is, but I recommend shooting 20-30 seconds for distant lightning strikes and 5 -10 seconds for closer strikes.
5. Set your lens to manual and focus to infinity. Fire a test shot to ensure the image is sharp.
6. If your lens or camera has image stabilisation turn it off! If the camera is on a tripod it will do more harm than good.
7. If you have a remote, lock the shutter release, so the camera captures one image after another.
8. Capturing the perfect bolt is often a matter of luck so the more time your shutter release is open the better your chances.
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The Thrill of the Chase
by Dale Sharpe
via Australian Photography Magazine

Landscapes

Landscapes by Alexei Drangovski | Алексей Дранговский

Про то,как “облачная рука” хотела схватит
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Цей-Лоам
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Кавказ осенний
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И гром,и молния,и солнечный закат
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Landscapes by Alexei Drangovski | Алексей Дранговский
more at 35photo

Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

With a little more than a month to go, the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing. Photographers have until November 17, 2017 to enter their best photographs valuing the beauty of the natural world.

Photo by Jay Ruan
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Photo by Marc Hornig
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Photo by Alexis Darden
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Photo by Phillip Chang
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Photo by Shane Kalyn
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Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
more by Jessica Stewart at My Modern Met