Whether it is light or heavy rain, we rarely see anyone holding a camera to shoot scenery outside, some people think a rainy day means you can’t shoot at all. If you have the heart of photography, you can shoot in any weather! Now let me introduce the techniques for shooting on rainy days!
Subjects Filmed on a Rainy Day
Everyone knows that photography is made possible with light. We can shoot night scenes at night, and we can shoot rain scenes during the day. Rainy scenery has its unique atmosphere to reflect more life scenes and enrich your scenery photo content.
In fact, the night scene on a rainy day has a particularly moving part. When shooting a night scene on a rainy day, the reflection of the lights and water surface on the ground makes the picture appear more vivid. Especially when taking color photos, the color effect of the rainy night scene and the reflection of the water on the ground makes it seem more striking than an ordinary night scene.
On rainy days, you can shoot water droplets or flowers with raindrops that can express the vividness of flowers.
Shoot in RAW Format
Due to the great changes in rainy weather, sometimes the brightness can be very high or very low. The exposure between the two can be much different. Therefore, it is recommended to use RAW format when shooting to use a software like Photoshop that can adjust exposure.
Body and Lens Protection
I believe that many people are most afraid that rain and water will damage the body and the lens, so equipment to protect the body and the lens is very important. There are many waterproof raincoats for single-lens reflex cameras on the market to prevent the body from getting exposed to water. You can also purchase them to try it out (GearSuggest-Camera Raincoat ).
When it comes to the lens, you can put a UV lens in front of the lens and use a hood to protect the lens to reduce the situation of water in the mirror.
Please pay close attention to the Follow-up article-Rainy Shooting Tips (Part 2), which will introduce more rainy shooting methods!
Author: Tree Chow