Four Things You Need For Wet Weather Photography

It’s not often that we are awakened by the sound of thunder at the beginning of the day, which promises flooding streets and a rush of commuters. Also, I was supposed to be a reporter at a breakfast gathering today. Lovely.

If you’re planning to take photographs for money, it’s a logical moment. You’ll need to capture images in the most dreadful conditions. In this case, it’s gusty wind with driving rain and an overcast, dull, boring sky that drains the colors of everything. The most challenging aspect for photographers is that a lot of events provide a rain shelter to the fundamentals, but you’ll be in the elements!

Thankfully we found an indoor location today, but you must be ready to shoot outdoors in any weather conditions at any point. Even if the weather is starting to look good, it could come back within a flash, so you need to be ready.

Rain sleeves

The initial line of defense and something you should keep in your bag is a rain sleeve. Since I’m nearly always using a flash, it’s best to buy the one that is large enough to accommodate a large lens as well as a hot-shoe-mounted flash. They’re great for shooting clouds or for driving your vehicle through the rain, but they are not the best for hitting long periods of time under rainy conditions. You’ll need something more significant.

Rain Insulates

A bit stronger than a basic rain sleeve, a cover for rain will cost anywhere from $25 to $250 for covers explicitly designed for specific camera and lens combinations. Make sure you buy the one that comes with tie-ups that stop the water from dripping down the cuffs of your shirt. If you do not have a tulip hood for your lens, these can keep the rain off of your front lens’s element.

A Disposable Poncho

It’s for you, more than the camera; however, a poncho is ideal because it protects your equipment and yourself. The last time I had one, I was wearing heavier models, but in the age of enhanced security, I’ve discovered the transparent variety attracts less attention. They tend to break more readily than heavy-duty models, and you should carry more than two.

A Monopod

The best type is the ones that include the ability to provide foot stability at the end. They are the most practical combination of strength and portability. A tripod is difficult to carry and is slower to move. If you’re watching from the sidelines of your child’s soccer game, you’ll need to move quickly and shoot at high speed. A monopod can also fold down into a compact camera handle.
A Collapsible Seat

Much more practical than a tripod, in my opinion, and not as challenging to transport. If you’re prone to standing under the rain for an extended time, it’s a great idea to have the ability to ease the burden. A chair that is small enough to fit inside your raincoat means you won’t be dealing with a soggy bottom. It’s possible to bring your camera in with you and then pull down the hood and enjoy your own private world. You’ll be greeted with a lot of jealous looks from photographers around you because there are no seats to accommodate media, and they’re typically away from the action.

The majority of these items, except for the possibility of the seats, are compact enough to fit within your bag. Being prepared for rainy weather can take away a lot of the stress of covering events. You are able to concentrate on capturing the best shots instead of looking at the clouds.