Fresno’s weather isn’t always predictable. Lightning in July isn’t common. Rain in August isn’t usually likely, either. Both offer great opportunities to get out and shoot some great weather photos.
There are so many places you can start with. Look in your backyard; go to your local neighborhood park, or Fresno’s Woodward Park, or even the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. All are great places to find something to shoot. The background stormy sky will give your landscape photos a more interesting look.
When there are no shadows, your flower pictures will have a truer color, and your landscape photos won’t have such dark shadows in them. It is the perfect time to get out and practice your shooting skills.
Take off those ‘AUTO’ settings and get a little daring! Get out your manual, or find it online, and find some creativeness and imagination to reflect in your pictures.
Almost all digital cameras have a little flower on the dial, or as an option. Turn it to the flower, and get up close to most anything. The ‘macro’ setting on digital cameras have a close-up focus that enables you to get anywhere from an inch to 3 or 4 inches from your subject and get a clear focus. Experiment with your camera to see where that ‘closest possible spot’ is for your camera. Then you’ll be ready the next time you have something small and close-up to shoot. You’ll know your distance and can focus more on composition.
So enjoy those off-season stormy days in Fresno! It’s warm enough to get out in, and yet it’s not so hot that you wish you weren’t in town. Remember, after it rains, the next day plan on shooting some big white puffy cloud landscape shots. Fresno has some great wide open spaces to really get great shots of those magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Get out and shoot something!
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