Spring is on it’s way! It’s Just around the corner and I cannot wait for the fresh rain and flowers to start blooming in all their photographic glory.
I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but I wanted to tell you about 7 ways to make your Summer Rainy shoot work for you! Just because it rains and it’s totally over cast, it doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing photo shoot. Here they are:
- Drizzle is not a good reason to move your shoot 🙂 A little drizzle doesn’t affect my camera and even if it did, you don’t need to worry because I have backup plans. You also don’t need to worry about ruined photos because drizzle is seen very little in photographs.
- What if the Drizzle becomes Full on Rain? Sometimes the rain does get too hectic to shoot in, and then we will need to take a break to wait it out. That’s OK (I won’t take the waiting out time as part of your shoot, as long as we stop shooting, the timing stops).
- We bring UMBRELLAS! If we are not using them as shelter for very difficult rain, we can use them as really cool props! If you want to go all out, buy FUNKY looking umbrellas or colours to match your outfits.
- If we get caught and soaked? Luckily it will be summer and we won’t freeze too much. But on a serious note, make sure you have extra changes of clothes and if the weather looks gloomy before you leave home, bring towels along too.
- Have a Backup Location Indoors. There are some restaurants which have adequate light source and are great for shoots (Mcdonalds has lovely decor as well as Mugg and Bean and Milky Lane. Joburg City also has hidden areas which are covered and safe to use). As long as the building is public and we get permission.
- Gumboots! Yes, you heard correctly. Some might say that they are bulky and ugly- but who doesn’t want to jump in puddles and revisit their childhood after the rain has subsided?
- Open Minds. There is nothing worse than to think of a doomed shoot first thing when you wake up on the day of your shoot and see those storm clouds coming. Keep your mind open about the possibilities of your shoot. And if the rain really doesn’t suit you, make sure your photographer knows and is prepared for if the weather doesn’t co-operate.
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