Red Wave Pictures is a Wedding Photography Studio that specializes in Wedding Photojournalism, and Wedding Videography. Red Wave Pictures is based in Madison, Wisconsin, and Boulder, Colorado. We also serve surrounding communities and cities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Colorado such as Milwaukee, Green Bay, Janesville, Lake Geneva, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Breckenridge, and more!

Hunting the Weather

When bad weather hits and news is slow, every photographer knows what comes next: the weather feature photo.

For the most part I actually like doing these, because shooting the weather is a nice break from regular newspaper assignments. Plus, weather photos give photographers the best opportunity to show off their creativity.

Yesterday morning, however, just wasn’t going too well. I was sent out to hunt down a good weather feature photo but by the time I’d left the office, the rain had let up and just about everyone was inside either working or in school — there wasn’t a colorful umbrella or a big reflective puddle anywhere in sight. Instead, I found ducks. Specifically, ducks playing in small puddles. Yawn. Boring. Boo.

But that’s all I had, so I came back to the office to sulk and eat my lunch.

I had an assignment at 2:30 that would take about 40 minutes to drive to (anyone heard of Sharon, WI? Me neither until yesterday…) and I thought I’d leave a little early to see if I could find something on the way there.

And I did.

Fog is the best. I went from being incredibly frustrated and angry at myself for only finding ducks, to overjoyed in a matter of seconds.