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4 Top Rainy Day Photography Tutorials For You To Try Today

Embrace wet weather and learn to shoot creative, fun images of water drops, puddles, lakes and more as we share our tutorials on rainy-day themed photography.

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Rainy Day Photography


Today is the first day of April and as we can pretty much guarantee that April's famous showers will fall over the UK and Ireland over the next few weeks, we thought we'd give you some rain photography inspiration.


Learn to shoot creative portraits in the rain, brush-up on your landscape skills or how about trying to capture macro shots of raindrops on plants? Whatever you photograph, do remember that your rain-themed image could win you a prize if you win our weekly Photo Month competition.


1. Photography Tips For Bad Weather Days


How many times a year do I hear those immortal words "Oh, it's a bit dull for photography today" or some variation of them? No, no, no... There is no such thing as bad weather, only different types of lighting. The biggest problem about landscape photography on days that are "unpleasant" is what goes on in your mind. If you look out and think "It's dull" then you will take dull pictures, and usually not simply dull in terms of lighting, but dull compositionally because you are starting with a negative attitude, and that's if you even bother to go out the front door!


2. How To Take Great Landscape Shots When It's Raining 


When people first get involved with photography, especially landscape photography, they tend to gravitate towards nice weather shooting. If it’s rainy or stormy then just put their cameras away and wait for another day. Perhaps this is partly to do with cameras and water not mixing too well. Perhaps it’s also because they don’t realise what great opportunities there are in poor weather Rain and bad weather can offer the photographer some of the most atmospheric shots if you know where to look and how to protect your equipment.


3. Capturing Creative Shots Of Raindrop Patterns


Rain may be good for the garden but it's not something most photographers are fond of. However, if you find yourself in your car, on route to a landscape location when the heavens open, all is not lost as you can use your car as a canvas for shooting water drop abstracts.


4. Four Quick Creative Rain Photography Tips

Rain drops

At this time of year, there is a high possibility that you might get caught out by rain showers when you're out exploring. If you do experience some rain, even if you're at home nice and dry when it begins, here are some ways that you can capture rain creatively. 


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