Most people would rather not spend a cold, rainy day standing outside in the elements, but then again, photographers aren’t most people. This great video shows why grabbing your camera and heading out into the rain will help you get some great shots.
Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this awesome video talks about the benefits of landscape photography in the rain. Beyond what Danson details, I’ve also found a few benefits. First, it’s simply a different look, and in a genre that’s absolutely saturated, that’s always an asset. Second, wet foliage tends to catch light and really glisten, which can give your images a very sparkly quality. At the same time, try using a polarizing filter if you’re seeing too much glare and reflections to bring back some color in the leaves and greenery. Last, rainy days tend to bring about clouds (of course), and clouds often make for much more interesting skies by adding a bit of mood and visual interest to what’s otherwise a nice but possibly bland look. While you need to take reasonable precautions to protect your gear (using a lens hood, covering the camera and lens), shooting in the rain (or just after) is definitely worth trying out. Check out the video above for more.
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