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Rainy days are the perfect occasion for any photographer to capture some great reflections. Even though you can photograph reflections during any weather (especially if you have some rivers or lakes nearby) when it rains you can capture some beautiful reflections in puddles on the streets. The options for doing so are countless since there are absolutely no limitations.
Reflections in puddles look great at night as well because light sources such as street lamps or neon signs are reflecting off the water. While many photographers think of crystal-clear images when it comes to reflections, you can get pretty creative and photograph something more abstract as well.
Here are a couple of tips and ideas to get you started:
1. Adjust Your Camera For Rain Photography
In case you’re taking photos while it’s raining, you need to check and adjust your shutter speed and ISO settings. Dark clouds can dim the natural light, so you might need to raise the ISO. In case you want to catch the raindrops hitting the puddle, try to increase your shutter speed to at least 1/500th of a second.
When it comes to aperture, it also depends on what you want to achieve – if you want some interesting bokeh in your photographs, stick to wider apertures.
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