Suggestions and Teaching of Portrait Photography in Rainy Days
- Oct 24, 2019
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The creation of portraits in rainy days is believed to be a topic for less people to shoot. In addition to the unpredictable weather, whether the model is willing to cooperate, the equipment is vulnerable to dampness, and the lack of main light source makes it difficult to grasp the stereo sense are all important reasons. But because fewer people take such pictures, it is easier to attract attention. Let's study it. Take a look at the photographic techniques of portraits in rainy days.
Be fully prepared
Because the model needs to be wet, it is better to choose waterproof cosmetics in the makeup part to maintain the basic shape in the rain, if & nbsp; & nbsp; model & nbsp; for long hair, inevitably because of wet and tangled, if you consider the hair shape, it is better to use umbrella to maintain, or consider the sequence of photos, in continuous production. It can show the story of a process. Another important point is that it's better to anticipate the pose or situation you want to shoot in advance and communicate well, such as whether to plan to sit, lie on the wet ground, or the color of underwear after the clothes are soaked, all of which need to be in advance and & nbsp; Model & nbsp; confirmation part. Besides, it's not just dry replacement clothes, big towels... It is necessary to carry a camera backpack with special attention. It is best to use a waterproof Shoulder Camera bag, and with the raincoat of the camera bag, in order not to shoot because of squatting, or let water infiltrate into the bag when it rains heavily. Of course, the better way is to give up changing the lens and shoot in a machine-to-mirror way, which can reduce many burdens and make the shooting process more flexible.
The area of the background water, so that the road at night also lit up. (Photography: Ayou; Model: Zooey)
_Communicate well beforehand so that Model is psychologically prepared, which can help the smoothness of the shooting process. (Photography: A You; Model: PeiPei)
Application of Light White Clothes
When we visited Ayou who actually took pictures of people in rainy days, we asked why the clothes in his works are mainly white. He answered, "The light white clothes after raining can best show the figure curve, but they are also easy to expose the shortcomings. We should be very careful when taking pictures." In fact, besides facial expressions, the focus of portrait shooting is good-nbsp; & nbsp; POSE & nbsp; the resulting figure curve has always been the focus that can not be ignored, if & nbsp; Model & nbsp; the curve is beautiful, and wet clothes close to the skin, it can emphasize this advantage more. However, the white yarn and chiffon texture can penetrate into the inner garments, which are more clearly visible when wetted by water. Therefore, the inner garments, whether underwear, sport-type cute or underwear, need to consider the results of the works. If you want to match bright underwear, it is better to have a bright rainy ring. Scene shooting, and guide & nbsp; & nbsp; Model & nbsp; emotionally, the best is to have a positive emotional loveliness, laughter, play. If you don't have too many ideas about matching colors, the safest color system is mainly black and white, no matter with indifference, sadness, loneliness, can have good results.
_Wet white clothes will emphasize the shape curve of the Model, and more attention should be paid to the decoration and holding angle of the figure. (Photography: Ayou; Model: Xiaodonkey)
_Underwear color is easy to penetrate the color, need to be considered clearly in advance, of course, can also find the key parts of the cloth just thicker style, you can avoid this trouble. (Photography: A You; Model: PeiPei)
Easy to use waterproof spray
Thanks to waterproofing technology, many camera bags have waterproofing properties, mainly through pre-soaking pharmaceuticals, so the waterproofing function will gradually weaken, at this time we can strengthen it through the water spray on the market. When using, it's better to clean and dry the package first, spray it evenly before drying, and then spray the medicine again, so spraying several layers can make the waterproof and durability better.
Composition of Environmental Situations
Since considering shooting in the rain, actively adding the rainy environment to the work can give the picture more interesting details. Many people always think that the quality of the picture is not sharp and clear enough when they are photographed in rainy days, but in turn, it can show another kind of soft feeling. As long as the distance between the model and the camera is not too far, the influence of rainwater on the subject can be greatly reduced. In addition, the background can form different levels of models because of rainwater. Passion can present a unique image feeling. When there are dark environments such as shade and corridor in the background, the slow shutter can be used to capture the effect of rain filament. For lens selection, it is preferable to focus from mid-focus to telescope, so that the rain wire can be displayed without too slow shutter. In addition, the reflection formed by water on the surface of the road is absolutely the best element for rainy days. If it happens to be clear after rain, the clarity of the reflection and the color after reflection can be close to the mirror effect, and the illusion of standing in the sky can be photographed. And when rainwater drops on the surface of the water to form ripples, kick the surface of the child, are also very good elements to use.
Raindrops form circular ripples on the water surface, which add interesting details to the picture. (Photography: August; Model: Fish & Zhilin)
Magic of Turning Rain into Snow-Flash Techniques
Using flash to control the direction of light source or to create special effects is a very important skill in portrait photography, but if the reader has ever used the top flash to directly patch up the light, there should be a lot of white dots (raindrops) in the picture. To solve this problem, the best way is to use off-line flash, so that the raindrops do not reflect too much, but can maintain the beautiful scenery like snow. The direction of lighting is suggested to supplement the main body from the side, or to design an interesting effect light from the rear. In the example of this page, only the flash output from the background full light, through the reflection of the rain and fog, so that the front still has a little flash supplement, and finally after some minor adjustments, you can produce a fairly dramatic image. Although some people have tried to use external flashes to compensate light directly in light rain, it is better to pay attention to the problem of water intake. It is safer to choose a high-level flashlight with waterproof and dust-proof design itself, and also to ask colleagues to help with lighting, and to cover it with an umbrella slightly when not in use.
The use of flashing lights can make a good eye shadow in bad weather. (Photography: Nova Fly; Model: vika)
The Dance of Urban Light and Rain
Recently, the availability of high sensitivity cameras has been greatly improved, which makes many people begin to challenge the low-light shooting issues that were difficult to touch in the past. Compared with the ordinary daytime images, the colorful city lights show unique works, but it can also be found that the photos taken in the background of insufficient lighting will appear too many black parts. But when shooting in the rain, because of the reflection from the ground, various neon lights can be reflected from the sky, including signs, traffic lights, etc. When shooting, as long as careful observation, you can use these natural reflection color light to match the Model for photography. As long as the moving angle and the street lamp are arranged behind Model, the rainwire effect described above can use the continuous light on the spot to shoot the bright rainwire lines.
Another way to consider shooting is to use the water droplets on transparent glass or umbrella as the foreground, arrange the trajectory shadow after the rain droplets flow, borrow in & nbsp; & nbsp; model & nbsp; face, or use reflection to form color halo, which are very good rainy days using skills. Of course, if you have protective glasses, you can also consider spraying a few drops of rain on the lens, through the interference of light, so that the work is more like our usual visual experience of rainy days, increase the viewer's sympathy.
Water droplets on the glass in rainy days add many interesting details to the picture. (Photography: Ayou; Model: Zooey)
The wet road reflects the street lamp, so that the dark sky and horizon add a lot of luster. (Photography: Ayou; Model: Zooey)
Rain can shine through street lights. (Photography: Ayou; Model: Zooey)