Bluebird Chic ambassador Kim Hoover of Apple of Our Eye Photography shares her ideas for making the best of a rainy photoshoot.
While rainy days do present a number of challenges to photographers, they also offer some creative opportunities in the form of dark moody skies, puddles, fog, and even the occasional rainbow.
Below are four things you need to make the most of a rainy photo session.
1 – AN UMBRELLA
As long as you have something to protect your gear, and to provide your subjects with some cover, you’re all set!
2 – WILLING SUBJECTS
A little rain never hurt anybody…as long as your subjects are willing, just go with it and have fun!
3 – A FEW PUDDLES
Puddles create the perfect opportunity for splashing, reflections and playing with light and shadow in your photos. With a good knowledge of your camera’s manual settings, puddles can help you capture some pretty awesome effects!
4 – A LITTLE BIT OF IMAGINATION
While some photographers might see a fog-filled day as an obstacle to overcome, you could choose to see it as an opportunity to be creative. Just ask Kim, “Kids also love playing in the fog that rolls in after a good rain! It’s very Harry Potter.”
I’m Kim Hoover. Photographer, wife and mom to 3 little girls who continually inspire me to see life differently. If I’m not lying on the floor or hiding behind furniture capturing their moments, then I’m probably on the lookout for new ideas for capturing others. It’s with each one of these encounters that I get to live my dream and I am so incredibly grateful for that. You can find more of my work here: www.appleofoureye.com