Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting

Here are some examples of when you shouldn't be put off shooting in the rain.

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Rain is something that will most likely occur quite often in the UK this summer. The slightest hint of rain can sometimes put photographers off reaching for their cameras, but it shouldn't. Some fantastic images can be captured when it rains, and sometimes they can even look better than if the weather was fine. Here, we share some of David Pritchard's images taken in the rain:

Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting: Marsh orchid

Taken with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI VC USD

In this image of a marsh orchid, the dull clouds in the sky above have minimised shadows in the image and the diffused light has also served to add a richness to the colours. The raindrops falling also add a sense of movement to the image. 


Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting: Rainbow

Taken with the Tamron 18-270mm PZD

Everyone loves a good rainbow, and the only time that they'll appear is after, or during the rain. The dark grey clouds also allow for every colour in the rainbow to stand out vividly. The shine on the road from the rain also adds to the image. 


Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting: raindrops

Taken with the Tamron 18-270mm PZD

Rain also provides an excellent opportunity fo abstract photography. Whether it's raindrops on the window like this one, or viewing the world through a raindrop, rain provides an ample opportunity to get creative without having to leave the home. 


Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting: light streams

Taken with the Tamron 18-270mm lens

Here, the dusk conditions combined with the interesting sky left over from the rain has made this image stand out from other light trail photos. The wet ground has also added a reflection of the light trails, further adding to the effect.


Rain Doesn't Have To Stop You Shooting: black and white rain

Image taken with the Tamron 18-270mm lens

This black and white images is really moody and you can see the heavy rain falling far away in the distance. The texture of the clouds really gives a presence to the image that wouldn't have been there is the weather was fine. 

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