In this type of shot the subject is the weather. The sky takes up at least 2/3 of the frame. This type of shot is common in television programs where the weather is of particular interest, e.g. sports shows.
Although the usual purpose of this shot is to show the weather, it is also useful as an establishing shot, for setting the general mood or for overlaying graphics.
A weather shot doesn't have to show the sky. Other shots often used to illustrate weather include:
- Puddles, drain spouts or any example of rainwater flow.
- Trees or anything else blowing in the wind.
- People sunbathing.
- Snowmen, snowball fights, snow sledding, etc.