Waterfalls and Rivers
Shooting Waterfalls and Rivers
Another difficult subject can be waterfalls and fast flowing rivers. You may have found that your images look like frozen water, and do not capture the visual beauty of these natural water bodies. Here, we show you the technique which is used by elite photographers.
You need to use a long exposure, but this can ruin the photo in the day. A 30 second exposure is perfect for shooting waterfalls. You will need to use the lowest possible ISO setting of 100 or less if available. A 10 ND filter will ensure that the available light is reduced enough to produce the best exposure with a 30 second shutter time. A small aperture of f/16 is perfect for bringing the best results. It is often best to also use a polarizing filter to reduce the glare from the nearby objects.