As part of their series of Inverness talks, The Royal Meteorological Society are pleased to present the above talk from Storm Dunlop. The talk is open and free to both members and non-members of the society (teas/coffees from 6:30pm). It is possible to participate in the event from other locations using the video conferencing facilities of the University of the Highlands and Islands - for a list of alternative venues, please see https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this. An abstract of the talk and a short biography for Storm is given below.
Weather Photography - Past and Present
Photographing the weather has fascinated people for generations, but even before cameras people were using paint to capture the performances of the skies and the effects of the weather. With Luke Howard’s introduction of a scheme for classifying clouds, artists began to include realistic clouds in their paintings, moving away from the more symbol-like styles that were used for clouds earlier. Although photography was introduced in the 1840s, it was some decades before photographers turned their attention to the skies – initially to clouds, but later to other phenomena. As our understanding of photography advanced, photographs began to be used for proper scientific investigations of atmospheric processes, helping us to understand atmospheric dynamics and phenomena. This talk covers developments in photographing weather in all its aspects, including a discussion of some techniques that are available to present-day photographers.
Storm Dunlop: Author, Translator, Editor, Lecturer
Storm has published prolifically and authoritatively on Astronomy & Meteorology; amongst his titles are ‘Photographing Weather’ and ‘Meteorology Manual'. He has also edited numerous books, both within these fields and beyond. Additionally, Storm has translated works of others which were originally published in French, German and Spanish. He also finds time for his rescued greyhounds. To fully appreciate his output, visit http://www.stormdunlop.co.uk