Rainbow Photography Advice
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Photographing Rainbows - To help you capture a rainbow we've put together some quick tips and pieces of advice so when one does finally appear you'll be ready!
Gear Suggestions:As rainbows often appear in dark conditions you need a tripod to photograph them. Even more so if you're using a polariser on your camera to enhance the vibrancy of the rainbow. If you want a sweeping landscape with the full arc of the rainbow going from one side of the frame to the other you need a wide lens. Telephotos are good when you have a distant object you want to frame with the rainbow and a standard lens will capture foreground, background and the rainbow with not too much of a problem.
Unless you have a rainbow that looks like it's been plucked right out of a children's story book the chances are it will look boring on its own. To take a successful rainbow shot, have it frame another dominant object. Rainbows are faint things too so look for dark backgrounds that can enhance the colours. Storm clouds are perfect and as rainbows need falling water/mist and sunlight most of the time you have a good background served to you on a plate. Be careful not to meter off the dark sky though as this will cause your rainbow to lose its vibrancy.
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