This post is to reassure you that photography is beyond the camera and the gear.
Here are a few things photographers should look out for during the monsoons :
Way back in 7th grade we learnt about the laws of reflection and know that water serves as light reflector. Simply by composing your shot choosing any angle from 0 to 359, rain water lets you try a variety of reflections. Place yourself by a pothole and take interesting pictures of strangers passing by. (You may try street dogs too)
Big, grey, dark clouds are only seen in monsoons and can provide a dramatic effect to your photographs. Be it landscape photography or fashion, add the clouds in the frame and capture the beautiful world. The monstrous black clouds will give your photographs a more realistic look.
During and after a downpour, the world seems grey and even simple, subtle colors seem to stand out. The overcast sky provides very good light to photograph colorful objects. The objects obtain lucidity, the leaves look even more green and clean. See through the silver droplets and you’ll find every other colour.
Kids walking to school in raincoats, boys playing in the puddles, wind harassing the umbrellas and of course the wind that blows the hair off the shoulders, etc say that there are always some people hidden in the crowd who are celebrating rain. This monsoon, capture their celebration.
Use protection for your camera.While you look through your viewfinder or LCD, keep another eye for a nearby passing vehicle which may splash muddy water on you & your camera. Take care of your camera while you go out making the best shots you’ve ever had. Wear a raincoat and if possible get one for your camera. You can go home and take a bath but your camera doesn’t have this option!