|Photographs by Rick Sammon|
Today we photographed waterfalls - large and small. Here are a few tips, from Hurricane Hal and me, for capturing the beauty of flowing water.
• Use a tripod - to steady your camera during long exposures.
• Shoot at 1 second or more to blur moving water.
• Pack a ND (Neutral Density) filter, which will let you shoot at slow shutter speeds in bright light.
• A polarizing filter can also reduce the amount of light entering the lens.
• Use your camera's self-timer or a cable release to avoid camera shake during a long exposure.
• Check your histogram to check your exposure.
• Bring a lens cloth to keep your lens clean.
• Use Live View to check your scene - composition, focus and exposure. Zoom in for precise focus.
Here is a link to our waterfalls tips' movie.
Here is a fun link to my double rainbow movie.
Hurricane Hal and I hope to see you at the California Photo Fest in October in California.
Explore the light,
P.S. Here's a hand-held pano I took this morning. Another double rainbow. What does it mean?
Also, we shoot here during my Croton Creative workshop.
|Five-image pano. Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm lens. Stitched in Photoshop's Photomerge.|