how to take good photo in rain
– sneak peek of gloria and vico ‘s e-session

let ‘s have some fun – wedding of gigi and jason
June 16, 2009
you made me cry – part ii
July 2, 2009

If you come in to read this post because of the post title, I may disappoint you.

I get asked by so many clients if I can take good photos on a rainy day, the answer is yes and no.

I understand a lot of my clients love to see ” blue sky / white cloud / sun set ” in their engagement photos, if you expect these, I ‘d never be able to give you the same feel / style on a rainy day. There is nothing wrong with these expectation from clients, in fact, I find it much easier to take happy photo without the worry of  having the  dress, make-up, hair or equipments getting wet.

The weather in last three weeks ‘re so unstable that almost all the outdoor sessions ‘re postponed.  I shot the session of  gloria and vico three weeks ago, it was also a rainy day. The weather was so bad that we had to stop shooting several times throughout the day (take a look at my facebook page to see how bad it was photo & video).

When we returned home at around 7:00pm and changed into evening dress for night shooting, the rain stopped.  As I worried that  it would rain again, I suggested gloria to have photo shooting just at home.  However, we went to Central finally as she like outdoor shooting so much. And you know what? — soon after we arrived at Central, it started raining again. I moved around my flash and tried to see if I can get something different, all ‘re done very very fast as I was afraid the rain would get worse very very soon.

Back to the the question “Is it possible to take good photos on a rainy day” — I believe the following the picture can tell you the answer. This is definitely one of my favourite in last two months ‘ engagement session.

OK. having said all that, I still prefer to shoot on a sunny day … … 🙂

location: HKU, Shek O, Central

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first locaton: HKU – a bad day, they tightened the security that day and we ‘re not allowed to go into the Luk Yau Hall (the most common place for photo in HKU)
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soon after the rain stopped, we “ran” to the beach
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48 Comments

  1. Joyce says:

    the raining one is so nice!!!!!

  2. Joyce says:

    the raining one is so nice!!!!!

  3. paulkong says:

    the love all the picture above, especially the first one,, i totally get inspired!

  4. paulkong says:

    the love all the picture above, especially the first one,, i totally get inspired!

  5. Karen Mak says:

    first one is look like snow!!

  6. Karen Mak says:

    first one is look like snow!!

  7. Kenneth So says:

    Excellent !!!

  8. Kenneth So says:

    Excellent !!!

  9. Philip says:

    wow!  this is exactly why you are such a great photographer!  you manage to create beautiful pictures regardless of the weather, sunny or rainy.   really wonderful work!

  10. Philip says:

    wow!  this is exactly why you are such a great photographer!  you manage to create beautiful pictures regardless of the weather, sunny or rainy.   really wonderful work!

  11. Terry says:

    Hey Simon,
    I loooove the “blue” raindrops in the first photo !
    Yeah, sunny day gives people a cheerful mood. Unfortunately, it rained on my wedding day last month. Fortunately, I had Simon, Ken and Canly there.

    Not allowed to enter LY Hall ? Why? Not open to the public anymore?

  12. Terry says:

    Hey Simon,
    I loooove the “blue” raindrops in the first photo !
    Yeah, sunny day gives people a cheerful mood. Unfortunately, it rained on my wedding day last month. Fortunately, I had Simon, Ken and Canly there.

    Not allowed to enter LY Hall ? Why? Not open to the public anymore?

  13. Vickie says:

    wow, love the first pic

  14. Vickie says:

    wow, love the first pic

  15. Charis says:

    I LOVE the first pic so much!
    simon,你好勁呀!!!!!!

  16. Charis says:

    I LOVE the first pic so much!
    simon,你好勁呀!!!!!!

  17. Rosa says:

    wow! What a amazing photo, luv it so much, I luv the composition of those photos which are wonderful & romantic! Hey, by da way, Fiona&Ben’s photo is impress me so much, we luv it very much!
    Cheers & Luv!!

  18. Rosa says:

    wow! What a amazing photo, luv it so much, I luv the composition of those photos which are wonderful & romantic! Hey, by da way, Fiona&Ben’s photo is impress me so much, we luv it very much!
    Cheers & Luv!!

  19. Ray Chui says:

    第一張相超靚!落雨都影得咁靚!佩服!

  20. Ray Chui says:

    第一張相超靚!落雨都影得咁靚!佩服!

  21. thanks, everyone.
    frankly speaking, there is some LUCK getting the 1st photo.
     
    HI Terry,
    Yes. It rained so bad on your wedding day, do you remember when you ‘re exchanging the rings with Stephen, there was a BIG BIG thunder (sound) !!!!!
    Simon

  22. Simon says:

    thanks, everyone.

    frankly speaking, there is some LUCK getting the 1st photo.

     

    HI Terry,

    Yes. It rained so bad on your wedding day, do you remember when you ‘re exchanging the rings with Stephen, there was a BIG BIG thunder (sound) !!!!!

    Simon

  23. Terry says:

    Really ? I did not hear anything! Big thunder while we exchanged rings!?
    Oh gosh, sounds like 粵語長片….it’s embarrasing….Did it mean anything?
    Did you notice anyone startle and laugh ?

  24. Terry says:

    Really ? I did not hear anything! Big thunder while we exchanged rings!?
    Oh gosh, sounds like 粵語長片….it’s embarrasing….Did it mean anything?
    Did you notice anyone startle and laugh ?

    • Simon says:

      Oh, you didn’t notice the thunder sound, you must be enjoying the moment so much.

      May look at the video later. 🙂

      • Terry says:

        The video gonna show the thunder sound !!!???
        Oh no………
        Please, please, please ask Ken to filter it out ( but leave our voices)

        Dear KEN,
        You know what ? I love you like I love simon.

        p.s. Canly, I love you too.

  25. Robin Ng says:

    the 1st photo was amazing! now we have no excuse for not to shoot when is raining LOL

  26. Robin Ng says:

    the 1st photo was amazing! now we have no excuse for not to shoot when is raining LOL

  27. Iva says:

    love the first one!

  28. Iva says:

    love the first one!

  29. Gloria says:

    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for the fab photos and my family likes them alot!!

  30. Gloria says:

    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for the fab photos and my family likes them alot!!

  31. Serena says:

    Wow- the rain one is definitely the best and most romantic

  32. Serena says:

    Wow- the rain one is definitely the best and most romantic

  33. Max Lim says:

    Woww, Simon. You really captured a very nice photo. Like it so much.

  34. Max Lim says:

    Woww, Simon. You really captured a very nice photo. Like it so much.