Epic Rain or Snow

You’ll start praying for rain so you can get this shot!


  • Camera + Trigger
  • Medium focal length lens (50mm)
  • Off-camera flash
  • Light stand
  • Shoot-through umbrella (optional)
  • Second off-camera flash (optional)
  • Large silver reflector (optional)


Get ready to wow your clients with this epic image. You won’t dread rain or snow on your shoots quite as much. It’s simple and fast, and your subjects don’t need to get wet at all (Figure 9.1).

The first thing to note is that most off-camera flashes are not waterproof or even water resistant. Take care of your equipment and protect it from the weather when executing this shot. You can have an assistant hold an umbrella over your flash, or cover it with something ...

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