Taking a picture OF the rain..

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by fsuscotphoto, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
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    Can anyone give me some tips about getting pictures OF the rain as it's falling? I've tried several things and the only thing that has worked so far is a slow shutter speed, but I really didn't want blurred motion. I feel like I'm missing something simple.....
  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Never tried but some photos I've seen use flash with rear curtain
  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    One day I tried the same, went with all shutter speed from 1/10 to 1/500. If you go too fast you get about nothing, just small dots, too slow and again the streaks are too soft. I got best results around 1/60 - 1/100, if I remember correctly.
    I think flash (rear curtain?) could help giving an accent on the drops or just freezing them.
  4. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Yeah I think rear curtain is important, otherwise the drops can look like they are travelling upwards.