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Photographer composing landscape image of sweeping fall colored tundra with view of Matanuska Glacier© Michael DeYoung

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

– Dorothea Lange


Using the Windy weather app to forecast optimal lighting

Dates: February 15, 19, and 22, 2024

Time: 5 PM Pacific Time (4 PM Alaska, 6 PM Mountain, 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern).

Cost: $59 (covers all 3 sessions)

Registration Closes: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Join veteran pro photographer and former Air Force weather forecaster for this 3-session webinar will show you how to use the weather forecast site, windy.com, and the mobile app to determine when and where to capture colorful clouds and dramatic light. This is first and foremost a natural light class and will help you increase your chances being at your favorite places when the light is great.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants.

Light comparison on a landscape scene for the Windy webinar. © Michael DeYoung


Session 1: Introduction: We’ll start with the 30,000 foot view. We will walk you through the basic set up and navigation so you can start using it right away and learning more on your own between sessions. We will point out how forecasts are made. We will demonstrate with case histories and sample photos how this app is so much better than simple plain language or icon based forecasts at planning shoots at your favorite locations and being there when the light is screaming.

Session 2: On-Cloud Talk. On-location cloud identification. The better you are at “photo” cloud identification the better you’ll be at forecasting colorful sunrises and sunsets. 3 best photo clouds, 3 best weather scenarios for colorful clouds and light, how to recognize them on graphical forecasts.

Session 3: The Power of the Meteogram. It’s a bit complex but is probably the most valuable tool there is on windy to forecast light potential. We will walk you through it and once you understand it, it’s a game changer. Make surgical strikes and be at the right place when conditions are forecast to be optimal.

Watch Michael explain what you will learn




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