How to photograph waterfalls?

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Nature lovers love photographing waterfalls. It is one of the favorite subject to photograph for nature photographers. As a beginner you can be disappointed with the results time and time again. It may be due to simple mistakes that you can easily overcome. Those who have just begun photographing nature or waterfalls, might not get good results instantly. The pictures lack the beauty and the attractiveness. To click those razor sharp pictures that appeals to the viewers, you must have favorable weather condition to support your work. Also, there must be sufficient and good quality light that will work in your favor.

Good waterfall photography is not about the equipment or the technology. A decent camera and a basic understanding of a few settings can do the magic. There are elements like lighting & composition that contributes the most in making or taking a a good waterfall picture. Below we have some simple tips the will definitely help you take some great waterfall photos. With these tips, you should be on your way to capturing some great waterfall images. Read on.

Weather conditions play an important role.

Most of the time a good waterfall picture is taken in an overcast weather. Cloud cover creates even, low-contrast lighting that eliminates harsh patches of light and shade from your waterfall image. Avoid using your camera flash in most situation while photographing a waterfall.

Play with your shutter speed.

Slow shutter speed gives some magical effects to the waterfall. It gives a dreamlike effect, blurring the water. Play around with your shutter speed to check what kind of effects you get

Carry your tripod.

The ideal technique to photograph a waterfall is to use long exposure or a slow shutter speed. While shooting in slow shutter speed your camera has to be super steady and to ensure this, you will need a tripod to hold your camera.

Check your white-balance.

When shooting in overcast or rainy conditions, the light will have a blue tint. And if the waterfall lies amidst of a forest, then the light will have a green tint. In these situations neither the auto white balance nor the preset white balance options will result in accurate white balance. The best thing to do is to set a manual white balance.

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