Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

by sat

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Take the 2-minute tour ×
Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What can I photograph beautifully during a storm, when it is raining, or just after it rains?

I would like to get some subject ideas.

share|improve this question
add comment

5 Answers

up vote 7 down vote accepted
  • Shoot details such as leaves, rocks, plants, etc with rain on them.
  • Shoot skys with the great clouds that thunderstorms usually have.
  • Use the cloudy sky as a giant free diffuser and take soft portrait shots.
  • If you are in an urban setting shoot people running around with umbrellas and through large puddles.
  • Frame the image to remove the sky if it is uninteresting or dull
  • Use filters to warm the images
  • Switch your WB to a different setting to get a warmer or cooler image
  • Look for puddles or things to capture reflections
share|improve this answer
1  
+1 for suggesting changing the White Balance. That, and maybe setting exposure to -1, is a great way to really change the feeling of a scene on a cloudy day. –  drewbenn Oct 30 '11 at 21:14
add comment

Photography is not just about the beautiful things in life although many people only thought of shooting good-looking things.

You can go shoot things that people don't.

I am sure you have seen a photo of a landmark, in perfect weather, blue sky and white cloud.

Have you seen the same landmark shot during a thunderstorm?

You can shoot it during rain, storm, snow, fog etc.

Show the unseen side of the same scene.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Shoot up at buildings, landmarks, people using the cloudy sky as a dramatic background.

For subjects that are near enough, a touch of flash can make the sky darker and more dramatic.

(i.e. it makes the subject brighter, you expose for the subject, so the sky is darker in the final image).

share|improve this answer
add comment

I've always been fond of shots of primary color umbrellas agains the sea of darker monotone umbrellas. Try a little underexposure to saturate the colors. Another favorite is the shot of a woman's legs and high heels running thru puddles. Shiny patent leather against wet streets looks great - use the reflections of street lights, traffic lights and store signs to add some color. Happy Shooting! And btw - if you're shooting in the rain get a 1-gallon zip-lock bag to protect your camera. ou can cut a hole out for the lens and eyepiece.

share|improve this answer
add comment

You have to change your composition to incorporate the mood. Take the macro of a rain drop, kid dancing in the rain, people running from the rain.. catch their emotions. Here's a compilation from digital-photography-school that might get your creative juices flowing.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.