Blesma Photography Competition – Playing in the Rain

Blesma Photography Competition – Playing in the Rain

Playing in the Rain! 

The weather plays a large role in defining our country and the light can be incredible after it has rained.  

You could look for puddles that create reflections.   Sometimes there can be areas of blue sky after a storm, if your subject is a complementary colour like orange or yellow, this will make your subject stand out and become a very strong visual.

Capture people’s reaction to the rain and how they splash or avoid it. Another tip is to use a higher ISO so you can get faster shutter-speeds to freeze people.  Dusk is a good time to photograph as you can have warmer colours.

Rain becomes more visible when backlit and/or….. pop in a little flash!

Use rain as a filter through which you can take amazing images.









Decided what time of day you shoot for the best light, the shutter speed you use to create motion blur or freeze, deciding whether to use flash, do you make your image black and white or colour?

Most importantly, ask yourself, what story do you want to tell or what emotions do you want the viewer to feel?


Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018

  • All submitted images will be assessed on the basis of creativity, technical quality and coherence with the theme.
  • Submit a short 3 line text you want to publish together with your image that describes you idea.
  • Submission is limited to one image per photographer.
  • Blesma members should submit their image into the January Photography Competition Album on Facebook

Click here for more essential Rain Photography tips for creating dramatic images

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