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Top Ten Ways To Photograph Water

Top Ten Ways To Photograph Water - Here is our top ten guide to photographing water, in all its forms.

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Taking pictures of water can produce some very rewarding shots and here are just ten of the ways you can photograph it.

Glencoe Lochan Panorama
Glencoe Lochan Panorama by Daniel Bell

1) Photographing Water Bubbles

For something different to the popular blurred water look have a go at photographing water bubbles that appear in streams, around waterfalls etc.

2) Shoot Water Droplets

Want to try shooting waterdrop images but don't know where to start? Have a read of this tutorial.

3) How To Photograh Reflections

Learn how to shoot mirror-like reflections as well as reflections which have a more abstract feel thanks to ripples and waves with the help of this feature.

4) Photographing Rivers

Fast flowing and wild, or slowly trickling down rocks, rivers and streams are great subjects for photographers shooting landscapes. In this article you'll learn what makes them so interesting as well as some tips on how to shoot them successfully.

5) Capturing Wildlife On Water

Birds like ducks and swans will add another element of interest to water shots and here are our top tips on photographing these animals in their environment.

6) Water Sports Photography

Some great action shots can be captured of water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing and yachting out on the ocean or at more local reservoirs.

7) Underwater Photography Tips

Learn how to capture great images of wrecks, fish and coral with this quick underwater photography tutorial.

8) Photographing Rain

Rain can add some interesting verticals to a shot. Sheets of rain can really add to the landscape but equally, it can make an interesting backdrop for close-up work.

9) Photographing Ice

Try deliberately freezing objects in blocks of ice for an abstract look, or simply go and get some shots of frozen lakes or pools when temperatures drop below freezing.

10) Working With Fog/ Mist

Technically, this is water! And it can help you create some fantastic landscape images.


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