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Our cli­mate is rarely pre­dictable and is par­tic­u­larly un­set­tled in spring, but it pro­vides The most in­ter­est­ing con­di­tions and light

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There is no such thing as the per­fect weather for pho­tog­ra­phy. We might like clear blue skies and sunny days, but in re­al­ity, ‘ good’ weather is not al­ways best for cap­tur­ing im­ages of the great out­doors. One of the key in­gre­di­ents for cap­tur­ing great land­scape im­ages is ‘ drama’ – some­thing you will strug­gle to achieve on cloud­less, sunny days. As win­ter turns to spring, this pe­riod of tran­si­tion of­ten pro­vides big stormy skies and dra­matic light­ing – it is the per­fect time of year to be shoot­ing landscapes.

April show­ers of­ten of­fer great con­di­tions for pho­tog­ra­phy. The light dur­ing early spring is crisp and, be­tween down­pours, vis­i­bil­ity is typ­i­cally su­perb. The land­scape looks fresh and green – par­tic­u­larly ru­ral views. Rolling coun­try­side is how­ever of­ten over­looked in pref­er­ence for the coast, but pic­turesque vil­lages, freshly ploughed fields, rus­tic field gates and colour­ful crops of oilseed rape and lin­seed can prove just as pho­to­genic. Take a drive out into the coun­try­side and look for po­ten­tial views. Pub­lic foot­paths pro­vide ac­cess to some re­mote and beau­ti­ful view­points so pack your walk­ing boots. Hedgerows will be alive with blos­som and wild flow­ers, while dry stonewalls can pro­vide suit­able fore­ground in­ter­est. Golden, even­ing light will fur­ther in­ten­sify the coun­try­side’s vi­brancy so, if pos­si­ble, stay out shoot­ing un­til last light.

Rain­bows are com­mon on show­ery, sunny days, so spring is a great sea­son for

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1 There are var­i­ous ways of keep­ing up- to- date with the weather, for in­stance you can check lo­cal fore­casts on TV or ra­dio, but the most in­stant and con­ve­nient method is to use a weather app on your phone. Be­low are a hand­ful of the most use­ful free weather apps avail­able for IOS and An­droid: Ac­cuweather / More­cast / Weather­bug / The Weather Channel / Ya­hoo! Weather

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