Hello Everyone! I wanted to share and give you tips on how to capture waterfalls by using a long exposure! All you truly need is your camera that has Manuel Mode and a tripod. If you don’t have a tripod or didn’t have one on you during your exploring try to find a spot to place your camera so it doesn’t shake.
Once you discovered your waterfall and have a lens you wanted, you are ready to compose your shot. I used my 18-55mm lens to capture my waterfall images. I had to use rocks and flat grounds as my tripod because I didn’t bring mine with me. I was very lucky there were a lot of flat rocks and different points so I was able to capture the waterfall at different perspective.
Waterfall One: For this image my settings were at ISO 100, F stop 2.9, and shutter speed at 1. I find this image very cool because of the squiggly lines! Those squiggly lines are the ripples from the waterfall. This wide angle view of this waterfall shows a lot from the rocks, more of the water and the soft waterfall. This smoothing effect is what happens to the waterfall when doing long exposure. Instead of it being harsh and chaotic, the water appears smooth and calming. It makes the image beautiful and interesting for viewers to look at.
I hope this was helpful to all of you! Just remember to use Manual mode on your camera for this to work and your shutter speed! I hope this inspires you to go out and find waterfall near you to finally try to get a image like this!
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Very informative on a subject that can be tricky to capture. Thank you for sharing.