Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Articles > Digital Photography

This chapter is from the book

Landscape Sin #2: Frozen Water in Waterfalls

04fig20.jpg

Click to view larger image

LOCATION: NEAR HILO, ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

For a pro look to your stream and waterfall shots, you’re looking for that smooth, silky water—the silkier, the better—and that means you have to keep your shutter open for a long time (the longer it’s open, the smoother your water will be. See page 115). We’re talking 30 seconds to 2 minutes here, and if you’re snapping stream or waterfall photos in broad daylight, your shutter speed is going to be around 1/1000 of a second at the minimum, but more likely 1/2000 of a second or higher. This means two things: (1) frozen water, and (2) an amateurish looking shot. Don’t let this happen to you.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account