There are many locations and subjects that look mesmerizing – during and after rain that gives you the chances of Rain photography shots. Photographers want to experiment different shots in rain, to quench their passion for photography. In the beginning, you will need to learn how to capture the right photo under different circumstances and then edit it for best results. A professional photographer will leave a minimum possible room for software editing. Emphasis will be placed on getting the right shot through the lens. During or after rain the subject of photography appears fresh and that is why it is the right time to capture a photo. All those, who are learning photography, need to make use of rainy weather in order to take pictures. Don’t worry; I will share some interesting tips here that will definitely help you out. You will be motivated through these pictures that, I have selected for you.
The major concern of photographers, during rainy weather, is to take care of their camera and other equipment and take perfect pictures that will show rain. Though, a photographer might not be worried about getting wet. Well, after all, it’s all about the passion. The amount of light available during rainy weather can actually affect your photos. So, here we start.
Purchase Waterproof Gear
If you search over the market, you will find many rain covers for the digital camera. But you cannot always carry the protective gear around. It is recommended to check the weather forecast to have an idea about the rainy weather. If there are any chances, of rain or shower, take the protective covers with you. Buy a small bag for that reason and make sure that it is strong and spacious enough. The camera covers are specially designed to, protect the lens and help you, use the camera in wet weather. A plastic bag will also be handy for the rainy season.
Wait for the Right Time
It is all about taking chances and capturing the picture in best possible time. You might need to wait under some shady area and see if theweather is perfect for a rainy shot. Remain patient and experiment different shots. With the passage of time, you will be able to take a perfect rainy shot.
Taking Shots by Staying inside the Car
There are certain limitations when it comes to taking shots by sitting inside a car. Though you will stay dry, but won’t be able to take a perfect shot. It is not necessary that you won’t be able to get the right shot. It is highly recommended to stay at some safe place while taking photographs in a stormy weather. You need to remain safe from strong wind, thunderstorm and harmful objects flying in the storm.
Get a Raincoat and Umbrella
It is recommended to buy some quality raincoat and an umbrella. Choose an umbrella, which is big enough for you and your camera equipment. In mild rainy weather, you can offer protection to your camera with the help of an umbrella only and wear a raincoat to stay dry. It can be tricky for some photographers to capture the best shots and use an umbrella at the same time. It’s better if, you have a tripod stand or any other place to rest the camera.
Play with the Reflections
While it’s raining, water starts accumulating at different places and leads to some wonderful reflections. You can capture some amazing night time shots during or after rain. Have you seen pictures of Venice, after a rainfall, during the night?
Choose your Shots Carefully
When it comes to taking a picture in rain, you will need to choose a subject that has some light source also. Just imagine that there is a lamp in the background and the raindrops are falling in front of it. The whole scene looks truly delightful. Try to shoot right in the direction of light and it will make the raindrops appear more prominent. Make sure that the source of light does not overpower the original shot or the theme.
Use Flash in a Sensible Manner
Flash can make raindrops look good. Don’t use a strong flash setting, as it will make bright the subject too much. Doing various experimental shots will help in getting a truly magical shot of the raindrops falling. Choose different locations, people, emotions, animals and interesting subjects for photography during rain.
This picture is quite powerful. You can see raindrops and remember what I said about the light source? It’s just perfect.
That’s a cute picture. Children love playing in the water. This rainy effect will put a smile on your face.
Have you ever seen a child feeling sad while it’s raining? Na, I did not.
Raindrops have been captured perfectly here! And see how the photographer has included the umbrella in the shot.
Rainy weather and romantic atmosphere! That is why the rainy weather has many memories attached to it for the lovers.
Wow!The different colors of light make this picture look dramatic.
A photographer captures his shadow in a puddle created by rainwater.
That’s called FEELING rain!
I must comment that owl has a lot of self-control!
Seems that puffin is confident about the catch, but not sure about the weather.
Focus on the rain drops. Wonderful!
This is the fresh look that I was talking about earlier. You can get a similar shot during or after rainfall.
Nature is truly inspiring
Isn’t it a strong shot? Tell me what you like about this rain shot.
Whoa! Rain can make a lot of difference. It’s an appealing photograph all black/grey.
The photographer has chosen the best moment for capturing this photo.
I strongly feel that there is some magic in rain drops. Quality shots, like this one, make you appreciate the nature even more. We hope you find those rain photography inspiration you were looking for. Let us know by using the comments below.