Review by Lourdes, New York, NY

People often ask me “what if it rains?” We shoot anyway and rainy days are great for shooting street photography. Here is a recent review of a private photo tour.

““Great Day Out! Had a great time with Leanne on Sunday. We had a challenging day of rain but it was a great way to think different to capture shots. With Leanne’s guidance, I also had the opportunity to capture creative images. Leanne gives great advice and is very enthusiastic about photography.” – Lourdes, New York, New York

NYC Rainy Day

Astor Place rainy day

Rainy days are fabulous for photography! With Spring upon us we tend to get a fair amount of rain. Capturing umbrellas and raindrops are right there on the top of my list! No matter the weather, I try to find something to shoot whether it’s street photography or more abstract. Are you looking to up your photography? I have 3 workshops coming up in May – Coney Island, El Barrio and Bushwick. From street photography to composition to creativity. – Astor Place rainy day, 31 March 2017.Astor Place rainy day

The Real Act of Discovery

Weather is not usually something that gets in the way of me taking photos. It has to be a fairly extreme situation for me to not go out and shoot. I probably like overcast, rainy days as much as I like sunny days. The weather conditions are like art materials to be used in the making of a photo. Each time you shoot you are given a different set of materials to work with. It is a kind of improvisation. What will be the paintbox for the day? It starts with an intention and then the rest is left to chance. One of my favorite quotes by Proust is “The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” As a photographer I try to spend much time seeing, looking at things. Often I look at the same thing and photograph it many times on different occasions. Maybe it’s a bit like mental aerobics. It’s easy in a crowded city to miss much unless you stop and take the time to really look at things and that means also seeing them in different light. That works both ways. This photo was taken during a Street Photography Workshop in Chinatown, October 2016.rainy day in Chinatown