2012年11月19日星期一

Reflection Photography: Rain Reflections


Here is a statement I saw yesterday: Rain + Photography = Not a Great Combination. To most photographers, who like challenges and pursuit more interesting & eye catching shots, this statement is definitely false as rainy weather usually presents perfect chances to get most out of a photographer’s shooting skill while producing dramatic atmosphere and romantic scenes.

Brian Fisher
A popular theme or style of rain photography is Reflection, always making the shots in rain beautiful and unpredictable. For those who don’t mind getting a little bit wet and the cold weather, take out your camera and photograph the pictures composed of rain reflections and surroundings on wet streets. The following are some  basic tips of shooting rain reflections, just take a look:


Photograph while the rain is coming down  
Some photographers love to shoot in the rain to add an abstract or artistic feeling to their photos as the raindrops break the surface of the water, sending ripples across it. This will make the buildings blurred and its straight lines into zigzagging shapes. 

Give images of brightly lit objects  
As objects that are shaded would probably end up looking dull and rather miserable when you shoot the reflections, remember to give images of a brightly lit subject which will produce a better reflection.

Scan each and every puddle  
We could take photos of water reflections everyday next to the sea or a lake. But in a rainy day, every photographer wants to try something different. Thus, scan each and every puddle that you come across for the special and great view that you would never come across on a bright and sunny day.