Okay, this is one of the wettest springs I can remember in Colorado. And for that matter, it seems like on my past few workshops and assignments I have run into rain. What are you going to do? Of course you are going out to shoot! Bad weather is good weather! Whether you are in an urban area, or in the wilderness, rain brings opportunity.
I love how streets come alive in the rain. You might think everyone is taking shelter, and that can be true. But on the other hand all the street surfaces now have water on them, creating a beautiful reflective surface. On commercial shoots we hose down sidewalks and roads just to get this look…why not let mother nature help you out?
Umbrellas pop up everywhere, creating terrific photo opportunities. Try finding a high vantage point to shoot down into the sea of umbrellas. If you are feeling creative, how about shooting slow shutter speeds to create some creative blur images. Bring your own umbrella to keep you camera dry. If it is really pouring, trying using a simple rain cover from Fotosharp or Lens Coat to keep your gear dry. I’m en route to Yosemite right now, and the forecast is calling for a few rainy days. Perfect, the falls will be flowing and the flowers will have beautiful rain drops on their petals!