How to Shoot Great Waterfall Pictures Using Shutterspeed

How to Shoot Great Waterfall Pictures Using Shutterspeed

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Jonas and I were in Iowa this week shooting pieces for a new documentary, and we wanted to share with you a few tips about using shutter speed to take your photographs and films to the next level.

Shutter speed is a basic concept that you should master with you DSLR camera. When shooting you can adjust many things on your camera.

I find one of the best ways to explain how to use shutter speed is via waterfalls. It is an example of a photo that you want to shoot with a longer shutter. For waterfalls I like to shoot with shutters longer than about 1/15th of a second. Shorter shutters don’t give you the blur that makes these waterfalls look magical. However, be careful to not go too far. You can clearly go overboard. Finding the balance is they key.

In this short video I wanted to show you examples of the waterfall shots we took on location. While it’s always a matter of preference, I like the look of these longer shutters. What do you think?

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