5 Top Ways To Capture Water In Your Images

5 Top Ways To Capture Water In Your Images - Water is all around us and there are a variety of ways you can use this element in your photography.

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From streams and rivers to water droplets and puddles, water is a varied photographic subject that'll keep photographers of all levels busy with their kit. In fact, if you take a quick look at David Pritchard's Tamron blog you'll see a whole host of varied and interesting images that capture water in some shape or form and we've gathered five top examples from his blog here that'll hopefully give you inspiration for your next outdoor shoot. 
 

Play With Slow Shutter Speeds

Autumn landscape


A photographic technique that's very popular with photographers is to use slower shutter speeds to capture and exaggerate the movement of water. It works particularly well at this time of year with a backdrop of Autumnal shades but will be as equally successful in later months when snow and ice decorate the banks. 

 

Capture Images Of Rain 

Landscape

Water doesn't always have to meander through the landscape as a rain-filled sky adds mood to images of rolling hills and green fields. If you get lucky and a rainbow forms while you're out, even better! 

 

Shoot Some Abstracts

Abstract


Get close to water droplets with a macro lens or focus your attention on a window or even a car bonnet on a rainy day where you'll find interesting patterns created by the falling rain. 

 

Photograph The Sea

Cyprus


If you're jetting off for some winter sun you'll have ample opportunity to capture landscapes of the beach and sea. Closer to home, why not head to a seaside town out of season and capture some interesting images that really contrast with the usually bustling shots of coastal resorts captured in the summer. Don't overlook a trip to the coast on a cloudy, dull day either as a few tweaks in Photoshop, including a black and white conversion, can really  give your costal shots mood. 

 

Include Boats For Added Interest

Boat


A walk along the canal should give you the opportunity to capture images of boats sitting along the water's edge. Go wide and capture the whole canal with boats and surrounding landscape or do as David did and crop in, focusing on part of a boat's hull sat in the water. Look for reflections and ripples while you're there which will add interest to shots, plus they can make interesting abstracts on their own. 

 

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