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Don't be afraid to shoot in the rain!


by Yvette Depaepe

Rain, it beats on our rooftops, it makes us turn on our windshield wipers, it creates puddles on the sidewalk. Rain can be dramatic or it can be subtle and it provides unique photographic opportunities that most people don't think about until they see it in an image.

When most people pack up and hide, we should go out.
Photography and rain change the mood completely.  The most mundane things turn into drama, mystery, and poetry. The more drama that the environment provides, the more artistic and memorable the pictures.

Too many people are afraid of getting their gear wet… but good photographers head out to make pictures. 

Camera-and-lens rain covers are handy when shooting in the field in wet weather. If you don't have them, you can use whatever is available: a plastic bag or a jacket.

DSLRs are fairly watertight.  While obviously it is not recommended to hold your camera under a waterfall, a little mist probably won’t hurt.  After the shot, take care to dry off your  equipment. Try to have a little hand towel,don’t let water stay too long on the gear. It’s a matter of protecting the lenses and not getting moisture within the elements.

Don't let you ever stop anymore by the rain.  Grab your camera and go...
Get inspired by this wonderful gallery of 1x photographs (all images included in the video)


“Drops” by Gilbert Claes


“Rain of Sadness” by Antonyus Bunjamin (Abe)


“Paris rain” by Andrew Badenhorst



“It's raining cats and dogs” by Yvette Depaepe


“After the rain” by Roswitha Schleiher-Schwarz


“I will always love you” by Diego Bardone


“Rush hour II” by Caras Ionut


“Untitled” by saman khoshamuz


“The rain in the dream city” by Sol Marrades


“Untitled” by Antonio Grambone


“The long goodbye 5” by Adrian Donoghue


“Sudden Rain” by Darko Eterovic


“white majority” by Frederick Lim Cung Wei


“7” by Alper Uke


“Rainy days” by Mirela Momanu


“Spring Day” by Marco Polticchia


“Under the rain” by Massimo Della Latta


“Follow” by Sonja Tietze


“It's raining cats and dogs” by Christian Müller


“it starts to rain” by Teruhiko Tsuchida


“Safe through the rain” by Marc Apers


“Dissection” by Hayk Shalunts


“After the rain” by Slim Letaief


“...monsoon...” by Claudia Leverentz


“Wind” by Adrian Sommeling


“Brittany day” by Jose C. Lobato


“dream” by Hari Sulistiawan

“Rain” by Ümmü Nisan Kandilcioglu


it has been very beautiful, health to your labor, dear Yvette.
Yvette thanks a lot for selecting my photo for this subject.
Splendid work with so many great pictures:):):)
Thank you so much, Heidi! Glad you enjoyed the great photographs. Best greetings, Yvette
Lovely selection of images and just in time Yvette, just in time..... :-)
You're right, just in time ;-))) Thanks for your compliment, Kent!
Amazing! The rain is so inspirational. Thank you Yvette!
My big pleasure to wander through those fantastic rain shots, Piotr. Thanks for your appreciation!
Such wonderful work, yes, the rain certainly adds another dimension to the "normal" lighting effects. Thank you for presenting these images, and reminding us to get our feet wet!
Well said Wayne!!! Thanks for your appreciation, dear friend!
Amazing collection!!! Fantastic job... Love so much the video
Thanks a lot, Carmine! It was my pleasure to make the video with all those great rainy shots.
Sublime montage ! An excellent series of moody, funny and touching photos. Thank you very much Yvette !!
Glad this article inspires so many members, Luc! Thanks for your compliment!!!
Hey Yvette, I am very honored that you added my photo on this great collection.Thank you very much!
My pleasure, Darko! Have a great Sunday, dear friend!
Feel so inspired having watched this fantastic video. Thank you so much! And congratulations to all the featured photographers!
Thank you so much for your comment and appreciation, dear Katarina!
Awesome subject and fantabulous images. Thank you so much Yvette for nudging us to go out in the rain and get one of a kind images.
Thanks, dear Usha! Yep, I hope to "nudge" everybody to go out shooting in the rain. I'm already convinced by looking to all these inspiring images. Have a great weekend, my friend!
Congratulations dear Yvette for such a fantastic job. That video and that music are really a great success. Thank you very much for including me in this work on rain, which I like so much. It's one of my favorite moments to go out and capture scenes. The rain inspires me. Thanks again and a big hug.
Many thanks, Jose! I'm so pleased that the readers love this article which I made with so much joy. Congrats to you for your rain shot and to all the authors here. Cheers and hug back, my friend!!!
Thank you very much, dear Yvette!!... for including my work in this rain collection!! :-)) I always fascinate his magic ... I think that in the rain we all feel more equal and more fragile, we take refuge, we protect ourselves, we bend over ourselves ... and we all feel a little bit smaller! Nice initiative, as always, dear friend!! :-)
Thank you so much, Sol!!! Such a lovely reaction...
@Yvette: What a fantastic inspiration for rainy days:) Thank you for this!
Dear Margit, it's always a pleasure to go through the 1x gallery to make an article ;-) Thank you for your fine comment. Glad it is inspiring for grey days! Cheers on the rain!!!
Hi Yvette, thank you so much for this great video with such remarkable and artful photos with a lot of atmosphere and matching miracle ballad... It is a great honor to make a part of it. I appreciate your work here on 1x so much... my compliments... Congratulations to all photographers for their excellent work. Best regards. Gil
Thank you for your lovely comment and visit, Gil!!! Your shot was ideal to start the video! Have a fine "rainy" weekend ;-)))
Thank you Yvette and congratulations to all the selected authors. Beautiful pictures. Grazie Yvette e complimenti a tutti gli autori selezionati. Foto splendide.
Many thanks for your fine reaction and compliments to all authors, Massimo!
Thank you Yvette for sharing the rain shooting thoughts and the wonderful photo series! Have a great week-end! :-)
Thanks for your appreciation, dear Marius! Have a wonderful weekend too, my friend!
Wonderful work! Yvette!! I will continue to challenge on rainy days! Although it is cold... Thank you very much !!
Worth to affront the cold, Teruhiko ;-) Thanks for your appreciation, dear friend. Cheers, Yvette
Enjoy this video and gallery of beautiful rainy 1x shots! Congratulations to all photographers selected. I wish a great weekend to everybody. Cheers, Yvette