Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 26/11/2012 02:00am

    How to get creative with close-ups


    How to get creative with close-ups: step 1

    1 Choose your lens
    You’ll find it easier to isolate details using 
a telephoto lens, such as a 70-300mm, although the longest setting on an 18-55mm standard zoom will be OK for closer subjects. For water droplets or dew, you’ll need a dedicated macro lens to get really close.


    How to get creative with close-ups: step 2

    2 Switch to MF
    For consistent results, you’ll find it easier to set your lens to manual focus, because it can be difficult to accurately focus on water using autofocus. Even when using manual focus, take care not to focus on reflections or below the surface of the water.


    How to get creative with close-ups: step 3

    3 Exposure advice
    For close-ups of water droplets, choose 
a wide aperture, such as f/4, to blur the background. Smaller apertures, such as f/11, will keep more of the image in focus. You’ll have to watch out for subject and camera movement causing blurred results.

    PAGE 1: Water photography tips for freezing movement
    PAGE 4: Blur movement like a pro for classic effect
    PAGE 6: How to photograph reflections like a pro
    PAGE 9: How to remove surface glare from your water photography
    PAGE 10: Get creative with the fine details


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    Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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