Like those silky waterfall photos? Here’s how


If you counted all the travel photos taken every year, the total would probably be in the millions. But of all those photos, there are two subjects that seem to make it into every travel slide show: sunsets and waterfalls. And when it comes to shooting waterfalls, the best are always the ones where the water seems to billow down in a creamy, silky flow, like a bridal veil.

Everyone loves these silky waterfall photos, but not many people take them. That’s because it takes a bit of know-how, and a bit of equipment — but just a little bit. If you have a camera that lets you set the shutter speed, and a tripod, you can take these shots. In fact, you could get away with using a mini-tripod, or even propping the camera on a bean bag.

But how do you go about it? Don’t worry: Maarten Heilbron, of the Heilbron blog, and I recently took a trip to Ball’s Falls, in Ontario’s Niagara region,  to make a video showing you how, in a few simple steps. It’s called Silky Waterfalls: How to get Creamy-Looking Water.

So take a look: it can help you develop your photographic skills. Then leave a comment to let us know if it did help. And even if you’re not a photographer, tune in for a nice look at Ball’s Falls. As I said, who doesn’t like waterfalls?


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Paul Marshman is a retired journalist who spent 30 years as a writer and editor on Canadian newspapers, while travelling to the ends of the earth. Now he continues to travel while passing on his travel experiences to you.

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  1. dennis francz on

    with good camera adjustment you can make even balls falls look great eh? good short for intstructions Thanx, you two guys make it look relatively simple.

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