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Digital Waterfall Photography
Help and Tips

Snap incredible waterfall photos with your digital camera. Learn where to find waterfalls, what filters to use, and waterfall hiking safety tips.


#1: Avoid Water Vapor
Step back from waterfalls to avoid water droplets and water vapor getting on your digital camera.

#2: Where to Find Them?
Where must you go to find waterfalls to photograph? They may be closer than you think.

#3: Look for Different Angles
There are many different ways to shoot waterfalls than just from the front.

#4: Polarizing Filter
Don't lose detail photographing a waterfall on a bright, sunny day - remove reflections with a polarizing filter.

#5: Look For Creeks and Streams Around a Waterfall
Creeks and streams provide other great photo opportunities involving flowing water.

#6: Test the Ground Sturdiness Before Setting up a Tripod
Unsteady ground and expensive digital camera equipment could result in an unfortunate situation.

#7: Be Careful Hiking In a Waterfall!
Resist the urge to climb rocks in a waterfall for a digital photo opportunity - use your zoom instead.

#8: Add Local Color
Tips to make your waterfall photography stand out.

#9: Consider Shooting on Cloudy Days
Overcast days may be perfect times to take digital photos of roaring waterfalls.

#10: Experiment with Zooming
Zooming out to get the whole waterfall picture is great, but consider capturing detail others may miss in a waterfall scene.

#11: Bracketing is Vital
Due to the running water and complex lighting at waterfalls, bracketing is vital.

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