Camera settings will always differ from camera to camera and photographer to photographer. And that’s without mentioning the impact of your subject matter and lighting conditions. That being said, by understanding the exposure triangle - ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture - photographers can more easily capture rainy day photos. To help you along the way, here are a few suggestions for camera settings.
- ISO: If the lighting conditions are low, which is often the case on rainy days, you will need to bump up the ISO of your camera. Remember, raising the ISO also increases the noise levels of your images, so make these adjustments gradually and when necessary.
- Shutter Speed: Your choice of subject will typically determine your shutter speed. To capture sharp images of rain as it falls, select a fast shutter speed of around 1/500 of a second to start with before increasing your shutter speed. A slower shutter speed is required to intentionally blur rainfall in your image, such as illustrating its movement down a window.