Photography in the rain

This is a discussion on Photography in the rain within the Camera Handling and Caring forums, part of the Photography Tips category; I like taking photographs when it's raining. However, I'm not sure how to do that. Certainly, I don't risk taking my camera out when it's ...


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    I like taking photographs when it's raining. However, I'm not sure how to do that. Certainly, I don't risk taking my camera out when it's pouring with rain but what about drizzling? My camera is D90, isn't that resistant to a light drizzle?

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    I take a plastic zip lock [gallon size] bag and put my camera in it.
    I cut holes for the lens and straps. I'm just a tad leery of testing out how much moisture my camera may or may not take...

    A light drizzle can always turn into a down pour, so I also carry a plastic shopping bag to put it in ~~ in case.
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    there's also umbrella attachments you can add to a tripod if you plan on using a tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulewings~ View Post
    I take a plastic zip lock [gallon size] bag and put my camera in it.


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    A zip lock bag is a great idea - I think I'll add one to my camera bag so its always handy. I don't normally photograph in the rain, but an overcast day can turn to drizzle pretty quickly. Thanks for the tip!
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    Thanks everybody, plastic zip lock is a good idea, I'll add it to my camera bag, too!

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    Ooh, I like the idea of the umbrella =D I might just try that. You just duck tape it to the tripod, I guess?
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    lol, i like the duct tape idea, but there's actually a bracket out there that attaches your umbrella to your tripod and holds it over you and the camera.

    there's several of them out there, but here's one. i don't own one of these so i can't tell you how well it works.
    http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?...=298&page=1

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    ^ Ha, yeah I guess that would work too. The "do-it-yourself" part of me always thinks before the "hey-there-may-already-be-a-product-for-that" part! =D
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    That's a neat little gadget, and cheap too!
    I can't see me carrying a camera bag, tripod and umbrella (I don't seem to have enough hands as it is), but I can see where it would be very useful for pictures in the garden, especially after a rain when the overhead trees are still dripping.
    Thanks for the link!
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