Yesterday I did some one-to-one photography tuition with Scott, a very enthusiastic gentleman and his shiny new Canon EOS 7D.
Brisbane's South Bank was the chosen location as there's always loads going on and usually a ton of photo opportunities. However the weather wasn't on our side so between showing him how to get the most from his camera and actually taking photos we spent a lot of time dodging the showers and seeking shelter.
By late afternoon the light was really low which gave me the perfect opportunity to discuss shooting with slower shutter speeds, using ISO and of course out came the tripod. We decided to shoot some long exposure shots when I noticed a large puddle on the floor reflecting the Brisbane Wheel which by now was all lit up and looking great. So I jumped into the puddle to create some ripples and Scott shot into the puddle using various exposures of around 1-4 seconds to capture both the rotation of the wheel and the movement of the water - and he got some great shots!
Scott left feeling damp but more than happy with what he had learned during the afternoon and I learnt something myself... If your going to jump into rainy puddles, don't wear sneakers that soak up water like a sponge!