Oh wait a minute, I am.
Some thoughts about taking pictures in the rain, by a generally fair weather photographer, who from some reason lives in a city in the middle of a rainforest.
- uniform light gray sky and soggy light.
thru a rain-smeared window, looking down on people walking in the rain from one of the artist’s studios in the 1000 Parker Street Building (Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl)
- can’t let the sky get in the photo unless there’s a great shape or silhouette that you are planning on cutting out of that white sky.
- hard on non-waterproof camera
- saturated colours (although even the most basic point ’n shoot has a plus/minus setting that will combat washed-out photos in better weather.)
view of teeter-totters in the rain, another dark rainy day, as viewed from Emily Carr Art School
euphorbia painted blue – never plant anything near an art school!
And even though I can’t think of any more pros, some people get really creative under these circumstances.
In a show of one of our favourite photographers, he took many photos of lights at night reflected on dark rain-slicked surfaces. That was his last show, as an instructor in a workshop he had taken had encouraged him to apply to National Geographic. That was his last show, so I think he’s now busy living his (and many other photographer’s) dream. Which proves that taking advantage of the weather, no matter how bad, pays off with unusual photos…