Do you remember as a child staring out a window, on a rainy day, thinking your life was ruined, because you weren’t allowed to go outside and play? LOL (I do.)
As photographers, it feels a lot the same. We get up on a weekend, all primed and ready to put our cameras to work, and then we see raindrops dribbling down the window.
We sigh, put the camera away, and check to see what movies are showing.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
Rain presents a lot of opportunity for you as a photographer.
To drive that point home, we had Kent DuFault write a quick guide for us about, ‘Rainy Day Photography Fun’.
Here are some of the great suggestions explained in this guide-
- Shoot some portraits of wet people (it can really lead to interesting results)
- Play with reflections and water droplets (try for something abstract and give macro photography a try)
- Combine light sources (on rainy days people turn on the lights, yet there’s plenty of subdued daylight- play with combining them)
- Learn techniques like: shooting from a distance, shooting up close, shooting from the hip!
- Find some interesting props (ones you don’t mind getting wet)
- Go crazy with color and saturation (the flat subdued lighting of a rainy day is perfect for this form of post-production creativity)
- Create a bizarre or dramatic mood (imagine you’re shooting a noir movie or the cover of a murder mystery novel)
- And lots of other ideas, complete with examples you can learn from!
Image Credit : Georgie Pauwels