How to Photograph Waterfalls

1. Select a sturdy tripod. A good tripod is essential for waterfall photography, a well balanced tripod is a must for reducing camera movement. 

 

2.  Shutter release cable. Shutter release cable is important for eliminating camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release button. 

 

3. A neutral-density filter. ND filters reduce the amount of light entering the camera, allowing for slower shutter speeds. 

 

4. Use the appropriate shutter speed. In order to make the water look smooth, you need to use an extremely slow shutter speed of several seconds or longer. Slow shutter speeds make the subject appear smooth and blurry. 

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