Unless you have proper water proof protection for your equipment, you go out with a camera into heavy rain during the monsoon season and you are going to give it a free water wash.
You will have to dry your camera and clean it afterwards. But there’s also going to be the problem of fungus growing on it. It can be a mess.
Sometimes, after a season of shooting in the rain, you might have to buy new equipment.
Monsoon is the season of life
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But it’s all worth it. Monsoon is the season of life. The rains are important for flora and fauna, and many species depend on it for reproduction. But for a photographer, monsoon is all about great compositions. It’s all out there: People in the rain, flooded streets, drowned grass fields, animals and birds staying dry under temporary shelters, trees swirling in the wind, wheels on water, and many more.
Humans in the Rain
If there are no electronic stuff on us, a situation which is a rarity these days, and if we are not busy with an important engagement, we are always okay with getting wet. We will probably stay and play in the storm for as long as we like, provided the surroundings as not getting dangerous.
Heavens Are Angry
You know you are going to need an umbrella when you look at the clouds above. And the darker the cloud is, the wetter things are going to be.
Flora And Fauna
It’s fun to see trees dancing during strong winds and they give you great compositions as well. But things can get really dangerous during monsoon season. Falling of branches and uprooting of trees are commonplace.
As for all the animals, they obviously don’t have the slightest idea about what is going on during violent storms. But they have natural instincts which guide them to survive all tempests.
So, what are you waiting for? All the wonderful compositions are out there waiting for you and your camera.