Rain photography works with low light, grey skies, unsaturated colours and lots of reflections. As a result, lighting becomes yet another tricky factor to be taken into account. First and foremost, abandon auto mode. Auto settings will try to compensate for dark conditions, which will add too much light and make your photos look much brighter than they actually are. This will take away the moody atmosphere of a rainy shot.
If you’re in the mood for experimenting, try out back lighting in the rain. Photographing the rain at night in front of a streetlight or a car’s headlights can make the rain more visible, injecting a mysterious vibe. You could also try capturing the dark silhouette of pedestrians, illuminated from the back, as they walk through the wet pavements. Take the road less taken and create eye-catching and artistic shots.