Yesterday I had to run an errand in London so, as is usual, I check my camera. Format card, press the [INFO] button to see the battery life, check my spare battery and card are in my bag.
Slightly digressing, but do you have a going out routine so you don’t forget your gear? And remember, spare cards are for corruption, not just for spare space
Then I check the weather. Rain. Oh.
Historically, I have been a little meek with camera gear in rainy conditions. Definitely not a comfort zone for me, especially knowing my Monochrom sucks dust like a vacuum cleaner. Hardly weather sealed!
I have since learned…
- Umbrellas don’t mix with shooting. At least not my small ‘executive’ brolly. I wonder if a storm chaser big one is better?
- Wet is a new shooting workflow with new reflective conditions and exposure highlight niggles
- Walking with your lens pointed to the ground is all very well until an exuberant splashy child is on scene! Arggh!
- Find a dry spot with a great back drop. Wait for the composition. Patience!
But I love it. I’m a convert.
The day dried quite quickly and the density of tourists went up a factor.