Created April 14, 2021
When speaking of April weather, one means weather periods with extremely changeable precipitation. Often it is still quite cool and the sun and blue sky alternate quickly with showers and short thunderstorms. And as if that weren’t enough, snow, sleet and hail are also mixed in. So a weather to stay at home? No, definitely not!
… especially when it rains: Get to the motif and do it pretty close!
If your photo doesn’t hold what you hoped for, then you may not have been close enough. Always look for details such as drops, reflections, ice crystals and much more.
What you should pay attention to when taking photos in the middle of or after rainfall is protection against moisture for your camera. Depending on the camera model and lens, your equipment can handle moisture and water better or less well. Lens cleaning tissues are also useful for wiping rain splashes from the lens. If you want to be comfortable, you should also take an umbrella, a tripod and a three-legged stool with you into the area.
Usually, the best background for raindrops is a dark one. This can range from a rich, dark green to monotonous black. At best, you also have reflections from sunlight with a few drops in front of the lens.
In summary, one can say that recordings during precipitation require a certain amount of preparation, which more than pays off in the end result.
Like in a fairy tale – only much nicer …
Such a natural contrast between pure white and bright green is actually almost only found in April.
Because when March has already shown itself to be warm, the first leaves begin to sprout on the trees. With this photo one can already speak of a postcard quality, because everything really fits. The contrast between the colors in the foreground is positively supported by the dark background. The foreground, i.e. the main subject, appears clear to touch, which is reinforced by the blurred background.
For this deliberate blurring in the background which is also called the bokeh effect, you don’t necessarily need an expensive camera. Because a smartphone is often enough for an interesting and blurred background. Most smartphone cameras already have portrait mode, which blurs the background around the subject when taking a close-up. So when there is talk of a deliberate blurring in the background, it is the bokeh effect. You can find more on this topic in the post from March 8, 2021
Even if the weather with rain, snow and sleet does not lure you outside from the sofa at first glance, it becomes particularly exciting when taking photos under the influence of precipitation. Because you won’t take the best and, above all, special photos if you only take pictures when everyone else is also taking pictures. Dare to go outside even when the weather is bad and come back with lots of interesting shots.
And now have fun with the implementation …
… because bad weather is no reason to skip photography. Take photos that nobody else takes and, above all, always have a lot of fun!