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Taking a picture OF the rain..

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

  1. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    819
    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    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
    Australia
    Never tried but some photos I've seen use flash with rear curtain
     
  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    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
    Australia
    Yeah I think rear curtain is important, otherwise the drops can look like they are travelling upwards.