HPW is a rain-or-shine group, we typically don’t cancel an event unless the mayor says to evacuate the city. Production companies pay thousands of dollars to bring in rain equipment, so it is great if the weather provides us with a rain shoot for free!
Shooting in the rain can create some amazing photography opportunities, such as wet streets and buildings, cars splashing through water puddles, people running around trying to stay dry, etc. You will want to take some photography gear protection as well as some creature comfort (raincoat or poncho). To protect your gear, there are camera rain guards sold at Houston Camera Exchange, usually, a pack of three is under 10 bucks.
Check out this blog post with some amazing shots of rain photography: 25 Professional Shots of Rain Photography
In some cases, an event may be canceled because the location or venue has shut down due to weather. This will not affect most photowalks.
Also, on days with rain or unusually cold weather, we may not take roll call that day. So no-shows may not be counted.