Rainy Days Photography

posted on 5th of july, 2008

"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.

© Moth (Help)
2. Go to some public place (airport, mall, supermarket, street) and take moody shots with long shutter speed. (Don't forget your tripod.)

© Maigi (Help)
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! :)

Comments (11)

Posted by Maigi on October 02, 2008
Thanks! Glad to hear. Hope everything is okay with you.
Posted by Loongirl on October 02, 2008
some excellent ideas - enjoyed reading this blog
Posted by Sutashiku on September 30, 2008
Thanks a lot! the information is very necessary our city! ))
Posted by Photographybyhumek on August 21, 2008

Great blog, great attitude and outstanding suggestions. I hoping for rain this afternoon!


P.S. Thanks for adding one of my photos to your Urban Moods collection. That was cool of you.
Posted by Maigi on August 05, 2008
I heard from the news you have floods there in Brittain?! Hope everything will turn back normal soon. Take care!
Posted by Bright on July 10, 2008
Hi Maigi! Rainy days are very inspiring to make photograph! :) Thanks for adding some of my images to "Rainy Day Collection"! Much appeciated! :)
Posted by Maigi on July 09, 2008
And here are great rainy days photos on Dreamstime: Who Will Stop the Rain collection :)
Posted by Valeria73 on July 08, 2008
Great ideas and suggestions Maigi!!! Thanks
Posted by Marilyngould on July 06, 2008
Very positive ideas on making everyday a good photo day. Thanks
Posted by Linqong on July 06, 2008
This is a good article. Helpful to me !!!!!!!!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on July 05, 2008
great idea - it rains almost EVERY day here in Ireland! i must remember your pointers! thanks!!

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Photo credits: Noam Armonn, Britishbeef, Constantin Opris, Kutt Niinepuu, Sergei Didyk, Jelena Popić, Csaba Peterdi, Ken Cole, Maigi, Joanne Zheng, Og-vision, Gary Lewis, Stuart Key, Vadim Kozlovsky, Viaden7272, Tomislav Birtic, Paulus Rusyanto, Yuriy Klymenko.

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My name is Mailis Laos. I'm a photographer and digital artist from Estonia. Since 2016, I am happy to be one of Dreamstime's remote photo editors, and to do all I can to get your great images online. I love photography and digital art. Traveling, hiking, folk music and deep late night discussions with friends are among other things I enjoy a lot. And you can mess my head with thought-provoking poetry. You can find me on Facebook: MaigiPhotography Instagram: maigidesign Google+: +MailisLaos Twitter: maigidesign Contact: http://www.maigi.com/contact

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