How to shoot multiple patterns of ground water?
The south has entered the rainy season. Intermittent rainy days and wet ground can be said to be the nightmare of many photographers. But can’t good pictures be taken in the rainy season? This is not necessarily. On the contrary, the standing water on the ground may be the best shooting props given to you by nature.Don’t disbelieve, this tutorial is just to teach you how to use the land area and water to take stunning photos. Students in the north can also collect it if they don’t need it now. After all, the rain they miss now will always be returned to you later.
1. Low angle view
When there is a pool of water in front of you, the first thing you think of is the mirror reflection effect. At this time, the view taken from the angle closest to the water surface can intercept the area of accumulated water to the greatest extent, making the picture look like a large area of water, rather than a small pool of accumulated water. It can achieve the best mirror effect.
2. Don’t be afraid of getting wet, but keep the camera safe
It is inevitable to get wet when shooting in rainy days, but we should not shrink from it. After all, every creation always needs to pay some price. The most important thing you need to do is to protect the equipment. Keep some plastic bags in the camera bag at any time to protect the camera when the rain is not heavy.
Tips：In case of deep water, use a high-speed shutter (1/500 or faster) to capture the splash of water, and use this technique to take children’s photos, which can better show the innocence.
3. Find Symmetry
Symmetry itself is a very common composition method. In addition, water accumulation leads to specular reflection, which makes it easier to achieve this effect. When shooting outdoors, look for beautiful architectural details, patterns or lines, and use symmetrical composition to better guide the audience’s line of sight.
4. Invert the screen
From another perspective, it may be more refreshing to break the convention and take reflection as the main body.
5. Shooting at prime time
The hour after sunrise and before sunset is called the golden time. At this time, the sky has the most dreamy colors and clouds. The mirror effect will be more shocking when shooting at this time.There will be sunrise and sunset in rainy season, but you’d better check the weather forecast in advance to determine the exact time of sunrise and sunset, so that you can prepare more time for yourself to take photos.
6. Don’t miss the night view of the city
When night falls and the city lights are on, you will see another landscape. What you need to do at this time is to turn up the ISO or use a long exposure, and use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Of course, if you don’t happen to have a tripod, it is also possible to place the camera on the ground, on a bench on the street or in other places where the camera can be stabilized.
7. Use post to enhance color and detail
The specular reflection of stagnant water can bring special visual effects to the picture, but the cloudy and rainy days will also make the imaging and color worse. Later, using Photoshop, Lightroom, or mobile photography APP to process the color and details of the image can achieve better results.