If you’re like me, when you woke up this morning and looked out your window, there was a monsoon happening outside and now (a few hours later) it’s still going strong. Rainy days aren’t usually a lot of fun, especially when you have to be out and about in the weather! Crappy weather days could really put a damper on things, but here are some ideas for things to do when it’s raining, relating back to photography!
Things To Do When It’s Raining
Check Out the Library
If you are on a never ending quest for more knowledge when it comes to photography, a great place to visit is the Public Library. They have books on a variety of tops, including photography, and can be a wealth of knowledge without hurting your wallet (since you’re just borrowing the books!). If you’re looking for a place to start, I definitely recommend any books by David duChemin!
Visit a Museum
Hampton Roads is a wealth of art and culture, we’ve got the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (go MOCA!) in Virginia Beach, as well as the newly renovated Chrysler Museum in Norfolk. If you’re more interested in maritime history, go visit the Mariners Museum in Newport News.
Play With Macro Photos
Lighting can often be challenging on rainy day (since there usually isn’t very much of it), so take this as a chance to work on your macro photography! Don’t have a macro lens? No worries! Just use your lens at the minimum focusing distance. As long as your photos are sharp (no blur) then you can always crop in closer in post processing.
Look Through Old Photos
Not only does this give you an idea of where you’ve been (and some of those old images are gonna make you cringe!), but can also show you patterns for things you like to photograph, as well as give you an idea of what you want to work on when it comes to picture taking in the future: such as improving sharpness, sooting with a limited color palette, focusing more on a specific type of photography, etc.