Rain Photography in London | Cinematic Vlog

Time for some rain photography! Street photography, to be exact. Most foreigners think it always rains in London, but in reality it’s mostly cloudy or just drizzling (and we do have sunny days, harsh ones too). Now, coming from Italy, I don’t really fancy going out when it’s grey, let alone pouring rain. But I do appreciate it’s a very good opportunity for photography. And so I force myself to do it every now and then.

So, watch how I managed to go out and get soaked while shooting Street Photography under the pouring rain of London. Or is it just rain photography? Whatever…
Quite the torrential rain for a whole day, but this has not stopped me from going out with my camera. Bad weather can actually be the chance for very interesting photos. So it’s always a good idea to make an effort and try to go out in the rain (or snow, fog…).
And here I go around Central London to show you Soho, Chinatown, Piccadilly, Regent Street, Oxford Street and Southbank.

Also, I’m once again experimenting with new formats.
For this video, I spent some time editing a “cinematic” vlog. There’s a mix of footage, 240fps slow motion from the Fujifilm camera, and the usual POV with the GoPro (which failed me a few times). All while showing some of the rain photography I shot during the day. Including a photo I absolutely love and also a couple of “wait a second” moments.


Do let me know your feedback in the comments.

The Video

I know it has flaws, it’s the first time I’ve tried something like this, but it was fun to edit this way. And I’m willing to do more of these.
You’ll notice there’s not much talk in this video. But if you want to read my “director’s notes”, enable the subtitles and you’ll get some extra info. There are rain photography shooting settings and a bit of rationale behind my way of shooting.

Lots of music and sound effects, though. All from Epidemic Sound.

Street Photography in London's POURING RAIN | Cinematic Vlog and POV

Here’s the direct link, too:

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See you next time!


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