A Beginner's Guide to Photographing Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a popular and classic subject, making for compelling images and giving you a chance to explore your creativity. If you are interested in learning how to photograph waterfalls, check out this fantastic video tutorial that will get you on your way to creating better photos in no time.

Coming to you from Mike Smith, this awesome video tutorial will give you an introduction to photographing waterfalls. Waterfalls can make for a great subject, but one thing to remember is that you do not need to seek out massive examples to create dramatic photos. Even waterfalls that are just a few feet tall can be made compelling if you are careful about your perspective. A wide angle lens shot close to the waterfall itself can greatly exaggerate its size. I have even jumped into the river with my tripod before, and it can be an excellent way to compose an eye-catching shot (of course, exercise proper caution whenever you are working in moving water). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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