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    Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 26/11/2012 02:00am
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    How to blur movement in-camera

     

    How to blur movement in-camera: step 1

    1 Keep your camera stable
    Using long shutter speeds comes with an increased risk of camera shake, so the best option is to mount the camera on a tripod and use a remote release to fire it for the sharpest results. If you don’t have a remote release, use the self-timer to fire the camera instead.

     

    How to blur movement in-camera: step 2

    2 Select Shutter Priority
    To control the shutter speed, set the camera to its Shutter Priority exposure mode and select the lowest ISO setting available. As the camera is mounted on a tripod, you’ll also find it easier to get consistent results by setting the lens to manual focus.

     

    How to blur movement in-camera: step 3

    3 Get exposure right
    You will struggle to achieve long shutter speeds in bright conditions, even at the lowest ISO and smallest aperture. In these conditions you can use a Neutral Density filter to reduce the light reaching the sensor, which will allow you to use longer shutter speeds.

    Timing your water photography

     

    Timing your water photography: sunset

    Sunset

    When shooting at sunrise or sunset you’ll find that the shutter speeds you can use change very quickly. Once the sun has risen, or before it has set, you’ll be limited to using a shutter speed of 1/2 sec or less, unless you use a Neutral Density filter to reduce the light levels further.

    But shooting before the sun has risen, or after it has set, you’ll be able to use longer shutter speeds.

    Timing your water photography: after sunset

    After sunset

    So, if you want to use extreme shutter speeds without having to use filters, try to shoot in the hour before sunrise or after sunset, while there is still some colour in the sky.

    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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