Despite the traditional stoic acceptance by the British of rain, sun, wind and snow, the weather can make photography, whether you are an amateur or professional, a challenge.
However the weather can also offer so much to enhance and expand the possibilities for artistry, particularly when photographing landscape. Dark clouds scudding across an evening sky; the gentle light after the storm has passed; the mysterious shadows and ghostly images glimpsed through mist.
Tony Worobiec is a celebrated landscape and travel photographer. He has spent much time making full use of all types of weather in order to bring additional feeling and provide a particular narrative to his photographs of landscapes both urban and rural.
In his recent book Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather he explains how you can turn a perceived negative into a positive. Wind, rain and storms can provide superb pictorial opportunity. As Tony says in his introduction the tendency is to assume landscape conforms to a sun-kissed Caribbean beach or snow-capped Alpine mountain range when, in fact, landscape is what happens as you step out of your front door. The impact of different types of weather only enhances the possibilities for great photographs. And given the British experience of weather, always changing, but rarely extreme, any photographer in Britain has a great advantage.
Earlier this December The Royal Photographic Society‘s monthly journal highlighted ‘The year’s 10 best books. It's been a great 12 months for photography publications - so here's our Christmas wish list drawn from the last years Journal.’ Naturally we are delighted that one of those ten best books is Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather. The RPS commented, ‘Required reading for all photographers who must endure the UK’s weather’.
Available already as an ebook and by print-on-demand we have reacted to this interest and are launching the paperback version so that it will be readily available through bookshops and online retailers such as Amazon.
Our dedicated web page has more information including how to order your copy.
Tony also runs many lectures and workshops across the country. To read more about these and find out more about Tony himself go to his website.