BY PEETER POLDRE, PHOTOGRAPHER – ALWAYS LEARNING AND STRIVING TO CAPTURE THE NEXT GREAT PHOTO!

A rainy day should not be a reason to leave your camera behind. First, protect the camera. Take photographs from a sheltered location, have someone hold an umbrella, or bring out the 

camera for only the time needed to shoot. Fortunately, most smartphones can resist some moisture. For expensive cameras, rain covers can be improvised or purchased. Second, look for my four “C”s to bring interest to rainy weather photography: Colour such as umbrellas (1), raincoats (2); Close-ups (3); Consequences such as puddles (4), raindrops (5); Courage for the subjects in the rain (6).

Smartphone/point and shoot/digital slr. no matter what device you use to take photos, what looks fine on the device may leave you disappointed when you want to make that special image into an enlargement, a poster or a screen-saver. each month, this column will aim to provide understandable, practical, largely non-technical advice to help you make.