Taking Pictures in Poor Weather

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Poor weather does not have to deter you from photographing people. Sometimes it can actually add to and animate a photograph. But before taking your camera out in pouring rain, remember that cameras should not get wet. A camera that gets thoroughly soaked - or worse still, dropped in the sea - will probably be irreparably damaged.

If the skies are full of fast-moving clouds with quick bursts of intermittent sunshine, extra care will have to be taken with exposure. If the sun is out when you take your reading but behind cloud when you take your shot, the photograph will be underexposed. The reverse will be true if the sun is obscured when you take your reading but then comes out before you take your shot.

Look out for something unusual that will lift your shots in poor weather, and give them a point of interest. An isolated colour, or a solitary figure in I landscape, will dispel the grey look. Whatever happens, do not be deterred by poor weather conditions.

Keeping Your Camera Dry

If you are with other people, have them hold an umbrella over you. If not, try to stand beneath some shelter.

A lens hood will protect your lens from rain. If the lens does get splashed, wipe the drops off immediately with a soft cloth or lens tissue. If you do not do this, they will show up on your photographs as unsightly out-of-focus blobs.

A plastic bag put over the camera when you are not using it provides quite good protection from the wet.

Willis J. Watson is a freelance writer since 2006, living in United States and he writes about his great passion...digital photography for about 4 years. If you want to read more informations about Digital Sports Photography and also read more reviews about Digital Photography Classes, you can check out his websites.

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