Early morning, and rain. It might sound like the recipe for disaster or a cancelled photoshoot, but not for us. We see the potential in days like this. Tilda Kristiansson and I headed out to Kråkudden in Näsbypark with an umbrella, rain clothes and the camera wrapped up in a plastic bag. Just to be on the safe side I decided to bring my old Nikon D700 instead of the newer camera, since the 85 mm lens was not rated as rain proof. Luckily the plastic bag did its job and protected the equipment. Tilda on the other hand embraced the rain.
One thing I need to remember for the next time we do a rain photoshoot is to have a longer shutter time, so that the rain drops leave a longer trail in the photos. You can see the short trails in the photo below. The tradeoff with a longer shutter time is of course that I might need to shoot with a smaller aperture, which means more of the background will be in focus. Another alternative is to invest in some ND filters to reduce the amount of light coming into the camera.
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