Shoot Blurs: Smooth Waterfalls
Chandni Gajria tells you to go on a little adventure and photograph free flowing blurs of waterfalls using long exposures.
Capturing smooth-looking waterfalls is not all that hard. You need to work with long exposures which means heading out with a tripod. It is also better to shoot on a cloudy day or on a overcast rainy day rather than on a sunny day.
Opt for a shutterspeed between 2sec to 1/10sec. Remember that to keep excess light from entering the camera, you will have to use a Neutral Density filter. Also,you will probably need a day just to finalise a suitable spot.
Carry extra battery packs and memory cards. Most blur techniques drain a lot of battery. You will be lucky to get a shot in the first attempt
This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Better Photography.Tags: Shooting Technique, Chandni Gajria, waterfall, november 2012, shoot blurs