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Using the Best Weather Forecasts to Find Clear Skies and Perfect Clouds, Day or Night (CC)

A talk by Michael DeYoung
Photographer, Adventurer, Tour Leader, Weather Guru, Michael DeYoung Photography/DeYoung Active Photo Tours

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Simply put, windy.com is the best source of useful weather forecast information for photographers (and other users too), especially in remote areas, such as national parks, with highly variable terrain. Seeing forecast displays directly from operational global models that are difficult to find elsewhere has saved the day for Michael DeYoung many times when photographing aurora borealis and alpenglow on Denali in Alaska.

General public forecasts are not meant to help determine when the best photographic light will be. Go beyond the simple graphics of common weather apps and see how to get better information for photography day or night, and see what the forecast means for light.

In this introductory presentation he will demonstrate the most useful forecast displays for photographers to find both clear skies and colorful cloud types, as well as when a few clouds won’t have much negative impact on night photography.

Some of the top and most useful features Michael will cover include:

· what windy.com is and how it works picking precise locations using the embedded maps

· setting up and understanding graphical forecast cloud layer displays, so you can recognize scenarios that lead to colorful light in daytime or clear skies at night

· how to read and understand meteograms, the best way to assess weather trends at a particular location of interest

The basic principles are easy to understand, and more understanding of weather and light leads to better and more dramatic images—the things that matter most!

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Michael DeYoung

Photographer, adventurer, tour leader, weather guru. Brand ambassador for Breakthrough Photography. Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

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