Greig Houghton Photography
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Under the umbrella

Street photography is slightly unique amongst photography genres as rain can be the the street photographers best friend.  Rain can often change the streetscape for the better. The wet pavements becoming reflective allowing the slightest film of water to start picking up reflections through to full reflections in puddles allowing unique views on even the most photographed of objects.  Concrete changes tone from light grey through to dark grey and almost black in places which is great for black and white.   Colours become saturated adding more pop to your colour images.  Umbrellas break up the human form and are instantly recognisable in silhouettes. Couples are more intimate as they huddle together under a single umbrella.  They offer there own challenges when shooting portraits to try and get light onto the face.   With the falling light on a rainy day, the shutter speeds drop, allowing creativity with movement and motion blur.