create your own rainbow to photograph it – how to capture the rainbow with your camera

create your own rainbow to photograph it how to capture the rainbow with your camera   In this video we can explore a simple and easy exercise how to manufacture […]

create your own rainbow to photograph it

how to capture the rainbow with your camera

 

In this video we can explore a simple and easy exercise how to manufacture and capture your own rainbow. The only rule you need to consider is that you need in between the sun and the rain, in this case a home made water spray which can be controlled. The rainbow light is a reflection/refraction of the sun light coming back and that is why you need to be in the middle. You can duplicate the conditions as per the video, in your own backyards and control the situation at all times and take your time and avoid the risk of loosing it. Of course you need to move a little bit as the sun moves and you need to adapt your position

You can use any camera at any size shape or form, any settings will do, if you can control them that is even better. you can manually focus on the spray and the rainbow, or you can focus behind…it will be up to you. You can use a fast shutter speed to see the drops, or leave it for longer, as the colours will not change.

The images can use a little bit of enhancement is post production and the best tool I can think of is Light-room, as it is easier and faster, if you want to play only with the basic settings. In this case, talking about the rainbow, we need to enhance the colours separately to ensure a better outcome. So as a suggestion you can pick the blues colours and enhance the vibrance and decrease the brightness/lightness in order to make it more visible and better defined. You can do the same with the yellows tones, orange, red and purple and this os how you can make the rainbows stand out.

Obviously since the background in green, you can leave the green tones alone. You can also increase the overall contrast, and the blackness so the rainbow jumps in front

see few edited samples below:

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