Waterfalls photography

158596Exposure: 1/4 sec   f/18    ISO 50

We see many beautiful waterfalls images at and we thinking how to capture. In this article I will describe how take easily beautiful waterfalls images.

Preparation

Before to go a waterfalls place you need some preparation.

Except camera Lens you need Tripod, ND Filter, Tissue paper, shutter release, raincoat for camera.

Camera setting

 Shutter speed:

Normally we see waterfalls images looks silky smooth.

It can possible to use slow shutter speed. So you need to set our camera slow shutter speed of several seconds or longer. Slow shutter speeds create the ghosting effect, making the subject appear smooth and blurry, which is exactly what you want.

ISO Setting

Set the camera ISO smallest number. It also increases image quality.

See your camera ISO 200, 100 or 50 (some camera have costume setting for 50 ISO)

Aperture setting

Set your camera aperture lowering or high f/ number. Lowering aperture decreases light to pass through the lens. You can set f/11, f/16 or f/22

Use ND (Neutral Density) filter

Already you have set lowest ISO, set aperture largest aperture (to pass minimum light) and largest f/number. This combination helping you to set a second or more second exposer. If still you cannot get a second or more second exposer. So in this situation you can use ND Filter it will help you to go one second or more second exposer. Normally you can use ND4 or ND8.

Use Tripod

We using extreme slow shutter so it is not possible to handhold a camera to avoid camera shaking. If you have no tripod you can put your camera on stone or any hard things, which is not shaking. But for better composition and better result you must use tripod.

Raincoat & Tissue

Normally big and high waterfalls are making draggling in this surrounding area so you need camera raincoat to safe your camera & lens. In exposer time must be check your front lens or Filter for water drops, so wipe it by tissue before every single expose.

 

Some example photos here please see its exposer and try to take best photos of waterfalls.

158062Exposure: 1.0 sec   f/10;   ISO 50




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