THE SECRETS OF STUNNING WATERFALL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Waterfall shot in low light

To avoid these problems, shoot around sunrise or sunset (the so-called “golden hour”), when the sun’s light is less intense and more diffuse. These times of day make it easier to get a more even exposure, and the reduced light means you can use a slow shutter speed more readily. Overcast days produce excellent lighting conditions for the same reasons.

FIND AN INTERESTING COMPOSITION

With all of these technical aspects to consider, it’s easy to forget the creative side. Waterfalls are just like any other photographic subject, and you need to take the time to choose a striking, engaging composition.

LOOK FOR AN UNUSUAL VIEWPOINT

When faced with a waterfall, most people will stand right on the bank of the river, a short way downstream, and point their camera directly at the waterfall. More often than not this will result in the same uninspiring photo that we’ve all seen a thousand times before.

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