People And Weather
Purpose: This is one of the most common assignments in photojournalism. As with the "Person at Work" assignment, you will continue building your skill at approaching strangers and making photos that must tell a specific story.
WHAT TO DO: Make a photo that shows how people are affected by the weather. This is a challenge to your imagination and resourcefulness. Remember, the weather does not have to be rainy for this assignment to be successful. People are affected by sunshine, fog, and all types of weather. Set-up shots are not appropriate for this assignment. Try the stake-out technique. Find a spot where something is most likely to happen and wait for the action to come to you. A large puddle on a busy walkway is one example. Avoid the cliche shot of a person carrying an umbrella, riding a bicycle, or lying on a lawn reading or sleeping.