How to shoot tornados?, nature photography
WEATHER STUDIOS SHOOTING SECRETS
- If you are lucky enough to witness a tornado, conditions are often dark. Additionally, high winds, particularly aloft, make various aspects of the scene fast-moving, so keeping the shutter speed relatively high is important. Gusts of wind can also represent a problem for your camera’s stability. A tripod is a must and in windier conditions it can be very useful to utilise the hook on the bottom of the tripod to add additional weight, in an attempt to improve stability.
- Staying safe in these situations is paramount. Before setting up any shots, take care to understand the direction and speed that the storm is moving; you will then be able to judge how long you can safely remain in certain situations. And always have an escape route mapped out – or two!