Some Helpful Tips on Photographing Waterfalls

Waterfalls are some of the most popular landscape photography subjects out there, and there are as many ways to photograph them as there are waterfalls in the world. If you are new to photographing them, this awesome video tutorial will give you some great tips from an experienced landscape photographer that will improve your work.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this helpful video tutorial discusses some tips for photographing waterfalls. Waterfalls can make for fantastic subjects, especially as long exposures, and I personally find them a ton of fun to work with. One thing that I learned when I was starting out that has helped me a lot is to simply get close and low. Ohio has plenty of little rivers and creeks with very small waterfalls (some only a foot or two tall), and being careful about my perspective has done a lot in enabling me to create more dramatic compositions despite their diminutive size. Do not be afraid to get closer (just be sure you and your gear are safe)! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.

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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The morning after my day trip to a local waterfall this video pops up. Always good to have some more learning in my pocket for next time though.

Don't think I would ever leave my camera unattended in a creek like that though.