Photography Tips: Shutter Speed on Waterfalls (Images)
The speed of your camera's shutter plays a big role in how you capture an image of a waterfall.
In today's photography tips, I am posting some examples to show how you can use shutter speed to control the appearance of flowing water in your photos. This picture was taken at 1/6th of a second.
With the camera mounted on a tripod, as all waterfall photography should be done, another shot was taken at 1/ 160 sec. Notice, higher shutter speeds will do what's called, freezing the motion.
This photo was taken using a 0.6sec shutter speed.
1/8sec was used as shutter speed on this vertical shot.
Then, 1/320 on the next photo.
And, 1/5sec on the final image.
Tryusing different shutter speed settings on waterfalls, or any scene where you want to capture an image of moving water. It will have an impact on the appearance of the water in your final photo. Some people prefer the veil, or soft effect, others go for the crisp look of motion freeze in their waterfall photography. Whenever I shoot waterfalls, I take several shots each way.