How To Photograph Water
Gradually as the weather warms up, many photographers return to the habit of coming out to cross a variety of images of nature and landscape, one of the most popular images of various water plans.
If it is a niche composition you want to practice, here are some tips to keep in mind before you begin:
Exposure – In most cases, underexposed water images are the best option to get the most flattering appearance. Otherwise, you are likely to create too many lights and the entire plan will appear as a very blinding shadow of white and very bright. An exception to this, of course, and an additional recommendation of ours is if you work on a cloudy day. Although many people mistakenly believe that cloudy days should be avoided when it comes to outdoor photographs, we disagree. Visit our tutorial on large photographs here for more details on why.
Filters – Photography Water is also a great opportunity to use a polarizing filter. If there are distractions that you want to eliminate in a more serene and placid flat aspect, this is the tool to look for. Especially on sunny days, this will also help eliminate unwanted reflections.
Reflections – If interesting reflections are part of your vision of composition, consider the benefits of creating an attractive symmetry to frame the reflective scene. If you need advice to get started, here’s a short video guide on photographic symmetry.
Motion – If you are shooting a moving body of water like a waterfall or river torrent, you must adjust the shutter speed accordingly to freeze the movement in a way that suits your artistic vision. If you are not familiar with the shutter speed to use, see the link to a useful table.