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In this lesson, contributing instructor Jay P. Morgan shows how to combine special effects with good basic lighting to achieve an exciting rain scene portrait. This special effect of producing rain on demand can be created with items you probably already have in your garage (unless your spouse threw them away). But if you don't have them, they're not that expensive to buy.

This is the second lesson produced by nationally renowned photographer Jay P. Morgan for WebPhotoSchool, and we're proud to have him back. Jay P. has been a commercial photographer in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. His client list includes Paramount and McDonald's along with many more. His signature style is to create imaginative, highly staged "vignettes" that typically flout every convention, from gravity to propriety. He has won national and international recognition and his work has been published in numerous articles in advertising, graphic arts and photographic journals.

(Most images can be clicked for an enlarged view.)

Topics Covered:

  • Technical Data
  • Rain on Demand
  • Gorilla Rain
  • Side-Lighting
  • Creating the Open Fill
  • Lighting the "Rain"
  • Retouched

Equipment Used:


Lighting Equipment


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