Now that Autumn has arrived we will see more rainy days but that shouldn’t put you off going out with your camera. A showery day with some sun can be ideal for getting some great photographs. Attach a macro lens to your DSLR or switch to macro mode on your compact camera and head outside. The important thing to remember is to protect your camera from the rain. I have a rucksack with a waterproof cover which is ideal for protection against any showers. I also have a small seat pad which easy to pack and you can use for kneeling down without getting muddy and wet. Don’t forget to protect yourself from the rain as well, if you get wet you can get quickly get cold and you will have a miserable day and may have to return home sooner than expected.
A rucksack cover will keep your camera kit dry. A seatpad can be used for kneeling on
After a rain shower look for rain drops on leaves and grass. You may have to get low down to get the photograph you want – this is where a seatpad comes in handy.
Raindrops can make great photographic subjects especially when sunlight catches them
Look for wet insects, even the most common insects and bugs can be transformed after rain when they are covered in water droplets.
A wet Ladybird at Raveley Wood makes a great photograph
Keep a look out for spiders webs they can also look great after rainfall.
A spiders web with rain droplets
The next time the weather forecast is for showers, put on your waterproofs, head outside and get some great photographs!