Dealing With Rain in Landscape Photography

Few people enjoy getting soaked in the rain, and as such, it can be tempting to avoid even heading out when the drops start flying. Nonetheless, if you are willing to brave the inclement weather, it can make for some interesting landscape images. This great video follows an experienced landscape photographer as he deals with heavy rain and tries to make worthwhile images. 

Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this fun video follows him as he tries to create images in heavy rain. No doubt, rain is not particularly much fun, but if you are willing to bundle up and take extra steps to protect yourself and your gear, you can be rewarded with interesting shots that show off a lot of drama. Besides the intriguing look of moody clouds and flying rain, these shots can be attention-grabbing simply because viewers are so used to seeing landscape photos with glowing sun arcing across the frame, so seeing something so unusual instantly helps one stand out from the crowd. So, next time the rain falls, consider taking a shot or two (just stay safe and avoid any lightning). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Heaton. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!" 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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