Usually, when it starts raining and the lightning hits, the last thing we want to do is to wander outside with our cameras. But, one photographer is prepared to give us a point of view of what it’s like shooting streets during a thunderstorm.
I think, for some of us, shooting street photography during rainy days is something we put on our wish list but may not be willing to actually go out in the cold and try it! Not all of us are blessed to live in a close vicinity to a big city full of skyscrapers, neon lights, and the general hustle and bustle, which may seem more appealing to photograph than a small town during a thunderstorm. So, if you don’t want to brave the cold and wet, you can still enjoy a point of view shooting by travel photographer and videographer Pierre T. Lambert as he dives right into the action in Chicago.
Lambert’s portfolio is full of travel urge evoking images, and in this video it’s no different. Armed with a plastic bag and a Sony Alpha a7R III, and probably with a few waterproof layers himself, Lambert shows us how he captures beautiful and interesting street shots in the most unforgiving shooting circumstances. The city is not just full of rain but the light is also falling, giving Lambert a shot at sunset before disappearing and turning the streets into a scene full of street lights, car beams, and neon advertisements from the nearby skyscrapers.
Will you brave the next storm to try some street photography?
Lead image used with the permission of Pierre T. Lambert.