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5 Essential Tips for photographing Waterfall

Waterfall is one of the most fantasy natural subjects of outdoor photographing, because most of us like to get that milky look of the water that creates the whole fantasy in the photographs. Photographing waterfall can be tricky and challenge. It can tricky because you need take too many gears (filters, tripod, and lenses) for it and also I get correct exposure for it. It can be challenge because finding good light at the waterfall site is sometime difficult. By overcoming such challenges, we can get some of the illusive imaginations photographs of waterfall which looks awesome.


Things to do while photographing waterfall

Shutter Speed:


While photographing waterfall, the first thing is we need a very slow shutter count maybe some seconds. Because the slow shutter speed creates that illusive imaginations milky blur within the photographs.


As we need slow shutter speed for photographing, the aperture value goes up to high f-number. So I suggest to capture is with different readings, in order to functions of one scene.

Carry tripod:


When photographing waterfall, the slow shutter speed is requires so here we definitely needs our tripod to hold the camera steady to avoid shaking.

Take a look before photographing:


When you arrive at the waterfall site, you need to take a look at the site. Search for the good vantage point by exploring different angles through the camera view finder, correct your camera setting. Zoom in and out to see how its looks with or without the surrounding area.

Gears to carry:

  1. Tripod
  2. Shutter release button
  3. Polarize filter
  4. Telephoto zoom lens.

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