Were you all ready to go out with your camera but stopped by the sudden appearance of rain outside the window? Why? You don’t have to be. There is some great photography to be had in the rain—if you’re willing to brave the elements and get out there. I’m learning that.
If you have a “weather sealed” camera and lens, this whole process is easier to do. If not, it’s still possible. I, simply, place my camera and lens in a zip close freezer bag (with a corner cut for the end of the lens to stick through). I use my lens hood to keep as much rain off the front glass as possible. The remainder of my camera and lens stay in the bag. You could also buy a rain cover for your camera, if you prefer. I haven’t gone out in a downpour, but I will go out in the rain.
When I’m done with my gear, I make sure to check it for any moisture before I pack it away. I also use silica gel in my bag to absorb any moisture that may be in my gear. I want to maintain dry conditions for all of my camera equipment.
My point is that you don’t have to be afraid of the rain! You don’t have to put your camera away when you see rain. It may be just the time to pick it your camera and go out for some fun shooting! Just keep yourself and your gear safe and have a wonderful time!
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.