Seven Charms of Rainy Photography
- Nov 19, 2019
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Think about why people who like to take pictures say they can't take pictures when it rains. The reason is that the camera is vulnerable to damp damage, does not like the rain, no light and shadow, and it is difficult to find people to take photos together. Of course, these are good reasons for not going out, but we do not easily give up our enthusiasm for shooting. We also find reasons for shooting in seven rainy days and invite you to enjoy the wonderful shooting time in rainy days.
Soft and beautiful shadowless environment
Light and shadow are the favorite effects of photographers, but not only the contrast is strong, the quality of light is usually hard, more suitable for shooting images with a strong sense of personality. So when we want to emphasize the surface texture of the subject, or make the image appear mild and soft, we will need to soften the light quality, bring people into the shadows or use the transparent white reflector to control the light, which is the method we often use.
Interestingly, when it is rainy and cloudy, the clouds in the sky are like super-large light-control curtains, which make the sky and the earth present a soft and shadowless environment. If the blue sky is not used as the background color in the picture, the choice of shooting in the cloudy environment can make it easier and easier for people to photograph. In fact, the overcast environment can be roughly divided into dark overcast days and bright overcast days.
Bright cloudy days can easily produce transparent images of the solar system by adding a little exposure level (EV value) when shooting. In dark cloudy days, due to the general lack of bright ambient light, coupled with wind and rain approaching, it is recommended to increase the sensitivity and exposure moderately. Of course, you can also make good use of such an environment, in turn using the flash as the main light source, and let the exposure of the environmental scene light slightly inadequate, which can not only emphasize the details of cumulus clouds in the sky, but also increase the tension of the image.
The image of high-speed rail passing through the rain and fog can better show the speed and strength of high-speed rail. Photography: Wu Yang
Sit and watch the rainwater on the eaves and make Uncle McDonald's look like he's alive. Photography: Ye Kaiqing
Free dramatic spectacle: thunder and lightning
Unlike the usual stable weather, the thunder and lightning of thunderstorms in summer afternoon in Taiwan are most impressive. This is why movies or dramas always arrange the night of thunderstorms whenever they encounter important plot turning points. Of course, we do not encourage people to shoot portraits outside in thunderstorm days, but it is a good choice to shoot scenery directly or as the creative material for future synthetic images. In addition, if the competition works are tried to be processed in a synthetic way, they will be easily exposed due to the fact that weather and historical information can be queried, as well as the large number of photographers. If they just want to publish their works for people to appreciate, it would be better to be frank, but also a very interesting creation.
Because the thunder light can not control where it falls, and it happens in a flash, it is very difficult to shoot. Luck is still an important factor that can not be erased if you want to get the perfect thunder shape and location. In addition, the location of the photographer is also very important at the moment when the thunder falls. In addition to the basic safety issues, it is also very important to match the appropriate scenery. Cooperating with the characteristic scenery, you can make your work attract other people's attention more quickly.
Electric light shines, making the Bund bright as day at night. Photography: Li Huanzhang
Charming Rain Wire Effect
The fascinating rain silk always gives the world a beautiful and special hazy effect. But it's not easy to imagine that we really want to shoot beautiful raindrops. In order to shoot transparent rain filaments, light needs to choose the direction of backlighting or side backlighting to form shining rain filaments through dropping water droplets. More interestingly, the rain filaments are the process of rainwater dropping. Therefore, through the slow shutter, light needs to be mainly sustained light source, which is condensed with the flash commonly used in static photographs. The knots are obviously quite different. So the best time to shoot the rain wire is the sun and rain in the evening, shooting with a slow shutter. Of course, you can also arrange the flash in the main oblique rear, not only to help the edge light, but also to condensate part of the raindrops, so that the picture has the layers of raindrops and raindrops at the same time. If time does not match, then we need to look for a deep background in the distance and make use of the contrast to make the rain wire in front of us jump out as far as possible.
Have you ever thought that raingear can also be a highlight for shooting? In the past, most umbrellas used black as the main color matching, but in recent years it seems that some changes, especially in convenience stores, light umbrellas have a variety of bright colors to choose from. In addition to all kinds of umbrellas, raincoats and rainshoes are also good props for matching, especially rainshoes. They have long been separated from the past yellow and black monochrome tone. Many beautiful patterns or bright matching colors make many girls see them as part of the costume. In addition to deliberately choosing rain gear to wear, even street photography can be an interesting element, including cyclists wearing different color raincoats, or the circular composition of pedestrians'umbrellas from the angle of the overpass, which are special subjects for rainy days.
Special emotional infections
What kind of situation will let people vent their emotions wantonly in rainy days? Logically, they usually hold an umbrella or hide under a shelter. Unless they intentionally want to get in the rain, they are probably emotionally agitated without fear of the storm. It is precisely because of this abnormal state, with a variety of expressions, can more emphasize the inner emotional agitation. So the tragedy of the series always rains, and the touching reunion is also in the rain. Even the kiss of love between Spider Man and Marilyn, the real girl, is in the rain. It is to emphasize the intensity of emotion. In portrait creation, in addition to using negative emotions such as boredom, sadness, and even crying to cooperate, readers can also try to guide Model to shoot with positive emotions such as witty, naughty, happy laughter, and I believe there will be more special emotional performance.
_Reflections of the ground after the rain make the port scenery of the second special zone even more brilliant. Photography: Zhang Congcong
A Rainbow of Hope
Rainbows always appear briefly in the clear sky after rain, and are often regarded as symbols of hope and dreams. The reason why rainbows occur is that sunlight with multiple spectra forms a semi-circular shape in the sky through low refraction and reflection of water in the air. Interestingly, if readers have the chance to see rainbows on the plane, they will have the chance to see the whole circle. The location of the rainbow is also conditional. One is that the rainbow must appear in the opposite direction of the sun. In addition, to see a clear rainbow, there must be no clouds in the direction of the sun, but there are clouds or mists that darken the sky in the opposite direction, and the position of the sun is best at a lower angle. In addition, many people regard it as two rainbows. In fact, most of them see neon, which is opposite in color. The reason for its formation is that light is formed through two refractions of raindrops, so the color is just opposite to the common rainbow. Interestingly, neon is located on the outside of the rainbow, and its color and brightness are relatively dim, so it is often not seen in the rainbow. Of course, in all perfect conditions, it is possible to see the third or fourth reflections of multiple rainbows, but the probability is very low, if you have the opportunity to see believe that it is a very rare experience.
Reflections Reproduce the World Perfectly
When the world suddenly becomes two perfect corresponding worlds, how amazing it is, in fact, it is not difficult to achieve, as long as there is water on the ground and no wind and waves, you can see the perfect corresponding image. Although we can see the reflection in the water, we'd better take a low-angle photography if we want to take a clear picture, because the light is near total reflection, so it can make the reflected image brighter, closer to the solid brightness, and the light reflected in the water is less, so it can show the effect of mirror reflection better. Fruit. Because of the need for low-angle photography, and the surface water easily stains clothes, or let the camera immersed in water, it is best to use & nbsp; LiveView & nbsp; composition, or use a rotating screen type of photography, not only can protect the camera from water, more easily to shoot.
_Rarely visible neon and rainbow. Photography: Hong Jiahui