Cloud Lovers, Unite!

At The Cloud Appreciation Society we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them. Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. If you agree with what we stand for, then join the society for a minimal one-off postage and administration fee and receive your very own official membership certificate and badge.

Near Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England © Charlie Wait

Cloud News Why Clouds Matter to a Landscape Photographer

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Charlie Waite, world-renowned landscape photographer and CAS Member 39,333, tells us why the sky is one of the most important things to consider when creating a successful landscape photograph. Any landscape photographer who takes their photography seriously has to consider …read more…


Cloud of the Month November 2015

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A Sunset with Searchlights You know those glorious fingers of sunlight that sometimes burst out from behind clouds? They’re called ‘crepuscular rays’, they form when light and shadow are rendered visible by haze in the atmosphere and these photographed by …read more…


Cloud News What’s In A Cloud?

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Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, recently collaborated with Rodale’s Organic Life to write an article about different cloud types including the “King of Clouds” shown here, roll clouds and mamma along with several others. The article includes wonderful images …read more…

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Cloud News “The Mississippi Triangle”

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Les Cowley (creator of the Atmospheric Optics website), Raymond Lee (US Naval Academy & co-author of Rainbow Bridge) joined forces with Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney to find an explanation for this fascinating optical effect filmed by the Planche family while …read more…

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Cloud News Calling all Cloudspotting Photographers!

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Our friends at the World Meteorological Organisation have asked for help from our members. They’re working on a new edition of the official reference book on the classification of clouds, the International Cloud Atlas, and they are currently gathering photographs …read more…

Asperitas over Burnie, Tasmania, Australia © Gary McArthur.

Cloud News The Winner of our Asperitas Photography Competition is announced

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Many congratulations to Gary McArthur who has won our Asperitas Photography Competition. You can read about the announcement here. Share

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Cloud News 5×15 Bristol – Gavin Pretor-Pinney talks Cloudspotting

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On Monday, 5th October, 7pm at The Tobacco Factory, Bristol Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will be amongst the speakers at the launch of the hit event series 5×15 in Bristol. “5 speakers. 15 minutes each. No scripts. True …read more…