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Shooting Cities In Bad Weather - If you're out and about in a city when the weather turns bad, here's a few things you can try.
ReflectionsPuddles on the floor can be used to take shots of tall buildings reflected in them, for a different view of the city. Cars can also make good subjects for reflection pieces. Make use of their chrome trimmings and windows to reflect the bustle around them.
Slow shutter speed
While you settle down in a cafe and watch the world go by, why not try your hand at some slow shutter speed photography? Finding a spot that's undercover but outside will mean you don't have to shoot through windows. This can work brilliantly for freezing your background and creating some wonderful abstract movements from the bustling traffic and people. Use the table for stability, and set your camera to shutter speed priority mode. Set the shutter speed to a few seconds, you can then refine this to get the result you want.
SplashesWhen the weather turns bad, buses and other vehicles can create some mean splashes. They might get you, but they make for great photos if you dare get close enough to freeze the splash in mid air. It might be worth investing in a waterproof cover for your camera and waterproof clothing for yourself if you're thinking about going down this avenue though!
Capturing people walking along in the rain with their umbrellas really sums-up bad weather. Try setting the shutter speed so they're just slightly blurred as they rush to get out of the rain. This works well if there's an interesting background, like a bright shop front display, to add some extra interest.
Atmospheric ShotsRain and bad weather creates mood and adding a rain-filled sky to a cityscape can create a really great atmospheric shot.
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