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Enjoying the British summertime? Don’t let the rain get in the way of enjoying taking photos. Join Lizzie as she takes to the beach on a drizzling British summers day to capture for her Instagram feed.
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hi guys it's Lucy from the Academy team and make you the most out of this gray weather that we've got with us today I'm gonna give you my top tips for shooting with your smartphone now in typical British summertime you can never really be too sure what the weather's gonna do so rather than waiting around to see whether the Sun ever breaks through these clouds I'm gonna make the most of this flat light and actually get low and get some textured shots thought makes texture so good to look for on a flat and overcast day like today well if we take these rocks for example we have got a lot of contrast naturally through their colors and laying them against this dark rope as well just adds a lot more interest to your shot one of the great things if you're on a sandy beach is the opportunity to draw in the sand on a Pebble Beach I don't quite have that so I've used this rope and I've actually turned it into the traditional heart shape you normally get on beaches and give a snapshot of this as well you haven't got any light then look for color and these peach cuts are a perfect opportunity to add those bright bode summertime colors into your otherwise flat and gray shops so this would be a perfect shot take of this boat there is to see in the background we've got Beach ups as well depending on what angle we're going to shoot out but because it's so overcast the light just isn't quite right for a color shot not to really give it its impact so why I'm going to do is swap to black and white on my phone and see what I can capture there in terms of lights and shadows [Applause] if it does happen to rain then look for those reflections in the tiny little puddles that you might find Oh if it happens to be bright but still quite flat then why not try taking a silhouette picture all you need to do is have a foreground subject and shoot away making the most salafi extra when we've got with the large waves why not give video ago and your smartphone to rushing waves are a great opportunity to try best made out those are just a few of my tips making the most out of a gray dull flat day with your phone if you'd like to find out any more tips and tricks on using your camera on your smartphone then head over to Jessup stop come out and click on our courses tab or pop into your local store where one of our trainers will be happy to tell you all about the workshop that we do thanks for watching guys I hope you've enjoyed this video if you have they click on the like and don't forget to subscribe and of course hit that Bell icon so you can stay up to date on all our latest videos bye