A Photo Tip for… Bad Weather Photography
When it rains or when it snows it can be really tempting to stay inside huddled up in the warm. This is a real shame as we then miss out on dramatic skies and scenes that make the world we think we know look very different. There is good reason to worry about our camera kit getting wet though and we cannot all afford housing for our cameras (and sometimes we might be out and about and caught in a downpour).
This week has been a cold one for the UK with lots of snow. I went out for a photography walk with my friend Sam. Sam and I used a little tip I once picked up to protect our kit. This is a simple tip and is not one I claim as my own; so credit to whoever I learnt this one from!
Photo tip: Get a plastic-bag and make a small hole in the bottom to then fix around your lens with masking tape. You can then put your head in the open end of the bag and keep the rest of the bag over the camera. This gives you a way of keeping your camera pretty dry in even heavier downpours.
It is a great little tip – only wish I could remember where I first heard it!
Laura, I have been using dry cleaning bags. They are see-through, pretty pliable and stretchy, so you can choose to get “inside with your camera” or, depending on the situation, work outside them. I secure them to the end of the lens with a rubber band.
that’s simply best technique to do photography in rain, thanks.