How To Photograph Rain


How many times have you wished you could capture the beauty of rain? But it can be very difficult to capture it with a camera. Don’t worry, here are some steps that you can follow towards getting awesome rain photos:

Avoid taking photos from inside

Avoid taking photos from inside, the window will just destroy the photo quality, so dare to get wet and go outside and capture the best rain photography as you can. Don’t forget to cover your equipment and to bring waterproof stuff with you.



Tripod is a good thing to have, and place it on a flat ground so it’s steady. You want to avoid all kinds of shaking. Use slow shutter and low ISO. Tripods are used for both motion and still photography to prevent camera movement and provide stability. They are especially necessary when slow-speed exposures are being made, or when telephoto lenses are used, as any camera shake while the shutter is open will produce a blurred image.


Try to get focus on the foreground, and let the background be blurry. It will give a nice effect. Much of what determines the sharpness in a photo comes from your camera’s aperture. If you want everything in the photo be sharp and “in focus”, you will need to select a very closed aperture like F22. As you increase your aperture number, the subjects closer and further away from the subject in focus become sharper.

Don’t worry if photo has blurry parts.


Some of the rain will be blurry because there is millions of drops and you can’t capture them all obviously. It’s too much action going on. Camera blur simply means that the camera moved while the image was being taken, resulting in a blurry photo. The most common cause of this is when a photographer mashes down the shutter button because they are excited. … So if you’re using a 100mm lens, then your shutter speed should be 1/100.

Different angles

Try different angles, and see what you like best. You can try taking a photo by pointing the camera upwards, or sideways. Play with it.