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Take Photos In The Rain With Your Tamron Kit

Keeping your lenses dry in wet weather can be a challenge. Here are a few tips that could help.

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While April showers can be a pain for photographers, they also provide some interesting photographic opportunities involving reflections and raindrops. Here are some top tips for protecting your kit when you want to photograph in the rain:

Shoot from indoors/ under shelter - If you're at home, you can set up the camera indoors, looking out at the rain, through an open window or door. This is also a good option if you want to capture close up raindrop photography as you'll get the best results from the windows. Try to capture some diffraction images (when a miniature version of what's outside can be seen in the raindrop), for some extra interest in the picture.

If you're caught out in the rain, a park shelter or overhanging buildings can provide shelter without obstructing your view of the scene, but keep your equipment safe and dry. 

Use an umbrella -  If you really want to go outside in the rain, use a large umbrella and ideally go out with someone else who can hold it over you while you change settings and take shots. As long as the rain is not being blown around by wind, this should provide a pretty good shelter from which to work under.

Get a waterproof casing for your camera and lens - Waterproof casings, which are almost like a waterproof jacket for your camera, can be purchased if you want extra peace of mind, or plan to go out shooting where there is no shelter in the rain. Take a look at the Kata E-702 PL we reviewed on site. 

Use a lens hood - Although this won't help you waterproof the camera, it will help to minimise any little spots of drizzle or rain that might otherwise make their way onto the lens and potentially ruin your shot. It'll act as a bit of a shield for the lens. 

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