"It's raining... Again... Every time I have a little spare time, the weather decides not to cooperate and turns against me. What can I do?! All my plans for a whole day shooting ended up in smoke (or rain?)... Life sucks..."
Have you ever thought such thoughts? Have you been unhappy when it has been raining cats and dogs, while you have planned a sunny day photosession?
If yes, then it shouldn't be that you just let the unpredictable weather to ruin your happy moments with your camera.
How not to let that happen?
There might be some ideas for you.
1. Go out, find a lobby or carport or some other dry place and take rainy day photos, people with umbrellas, struggling with their everyday life, rushing across the street.
2. Go to some public place (airport, mall, supermarket, street) and take moody shots with long shutter speed. (Don't forget your tripod.)
3. Take street and city scene photos late at night - city lights are most beautiful especially on rainy day, when light is reflecting from wet surfaces.
4. Try to capture rainy day mood in nature, if there's fog or mist.
5. Dont' forget to go out after rain, when first sunbeams have penetrated their way through the clouds.
6. You can always compose and shoot still lifes at home. :)
So, there's lot to do. Don't miss opportunity to broaden the variety of subjects and themes you are shooting. And if you decide to go out then don't forget to protect your equipment. Here are some tips, what can keep you safe and dry: Tips for Shooting in Bad Weather
by Wendy Green.
So, sun can be fun, but rain doesn't have to be pain.
Happy shooting! :)