How to photograph a rainbow. Have you tried shooting rainbows? Have your photographs been sometimes disappointing? In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant gives you tips on how to photograph a rainbow. After it rains, look to the opposite portion of the sky from where the sun comes through a clearing. The sunlight will shine on the rainbow arcing through the gray sky. According to Ian, your secret weapon in how to photograph a rainbow is the polarizing filter. If rotated correctly, this filter will make the colorful rainbow form a dramatic arc and frame the landscape. Ian shows his own beautiful images as examples of how this technique works
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Your suggestion is to use a polarizer. But a polarizer has its biggest effect when it is 90 degrees to the direction of the sun. As you mention – with a rainbow, it is directly opposite the sun, meaning the polarizer will have little to no effect, won’t it?
I don’t usually watch these “free videos”, mainly because they are basically no more than promos, an effort to get people to buy a “premium” membership. I get suckered into one of these every so often though. I actually wanted info on how to photograph a rainbow. In spite of the title there was little information on the subject other than use a filter. Maybe free videos that are what they say they are?
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the rainbow video stops about 45 to 60 seconds in and message pops up to invite me to be a member if i want to see the rest of the video. i thought i was a member…it even says so on the right side of the screen. “thanks for being a member.”
Hi Darrell, this video is a free video, so it is available to members and subscribers of our e-newsletter. Our free videos are shorter and are simply a preview of the other content we have to offer on OPG. If you are looking for other videos regarding “rainbows” or other specific topics, feel free to utilize our search feature on the right hand side of the site. Any content label as “Premium” are the videos you have access to as a Premium member! Just make sure you are logged in when attempted to access these videos. If you have any other questions, please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-855-231-0652.
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I think the “want to watch more?” is just meaning more in general, not more video specific to rainbows… which is disappointing. I was hoping for more specifics for rainbows as well! Using the search bar yielded no more results as far as videos specific to it.