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Back lighting the rain.



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Back lighting the rain.

2 Aug 2020 1:49AM   Views : 126 Unique : 91

One shoot I am planning, will involve yet more rain, but this time i want to back light the rain properly, so it really shows the downpour around me, otherwise it is not worth getting wet for in my opinion.

So the plan is simply to head to another alleyway, one with cover, so i can at least do a few images without getting wet. With regards to my lighting, I am going to kill two birds with one stone, pigeons obviously, bloody things. What? Oh yeah, the back light to light up the rain will also act as a rim light for my hair hopefully, with my key light in its usual position.

There are a few locations i can choose from, i just need to weigh up the pro's and con's of each; some have very wide entrances, some seemingly lead to nowhere, some have streetlights etc... too wide an entrance might lose the visual impact, and those with little visual interest can either help or hinder, and street lighting is handy but it can also be a pain in the arse when shooting at night, specially with portraits. etc.

I seem to be using red lights a lot for my night shoots, this will be no different, but these will merely blend in and add to the mood, not create the mood.

The two main objectives are capture the rain falling, and stay dry as long as possible. I will eventually venture into the rain, but not at the start of the shoot like last time, which was over as soon as it began.


saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
2 Aug 2020 11:18AM
80% of most successful projects is planning, planning, and planning - it would appear you have that part well covered, Lexi.Smile

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