Walking in the rain with your camera can be a fun experience. Sometimes your photos will take on some very interesting texture and character that can make them a fascinating work of art! It is also great to play with your shots with a little editing. We have a few shots that were taken out “in the elements”’ so you can see what fun it is to take pictures in the rain or the fog.
This shot of the Seattle Space Needle was taken with Carol’s iPhone camera, using two apps: Camera+ (plus) and Snapseed to do some slight editing.
The plant with the raindrops was taken with a Canon 60D and cropped for effect.
We live with rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest, so walking on a drippy or stormy day is an adventure worth embracing. It can be very refreshing as long as you can keep your feet dry with good walking shoes. I love the Waterproof Merrell Moab Hiking shoes that are available on Amazon or REI. They are available for both men and women, are lightweight, and keep your feet very dry. There are several other great waterproof shoes for both women and men. Find the perfect pair for your feet!
Carol found a great raincoat that protects her from the elements with a nice big hood and has Velcro cuffs. These are features that are really valued when you are out with your camera in the rain.
To protect your camera, we have found a handy waterproof cover made by OP/TECH USA that works fairly well. If you dry it out well, you can use it several times.
A “homemade” rain jacket for your camera is the ever-handy Zip-lock plastic bag. It works in a pinch and you can choose the quart, gallon or 2 gallon size, depending on your camera.
Fog offers a different experience. Sometimes you really cannot see anything and then formations, people, or critters emerge. The crazy thing is, as soon as you capture your picture, the fog sometimes closes in again and the image is gone! Challenge yourself to adventure into the fog and see what you get. You may be very pleasantly surprised.
On this walk, out of the fog…
… we had grasses appear along the shoreline at Green Lake in Seattle
…a couple was taking in the foggy morning
…a heron was quietly fishing in the leaves, totally unaware of the dense fog surrounding him
So, don’t shy away from that rainy or foggy day. Try out some drips, some foggy scenes, some sun, and some shadows. Amaze yourself with some great shots!
Head out with the CameraWalking attitude: walk briskly for exercise and use your camera to creatively capture what you see. We hope you will post your best shot or two on www.facebook.com/camerawalking .