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Chapter Six. Shooting Landscape Photos L... > Three More Tips for Silky Waterfalls...

Three More Tips for Silky Waterfalls & Streams

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Back in volume 1 of this book series, I talked about setting your f-stop to f/22 to help you get a silky water effect when you’re shooting waterfalls or steams. But, what if you set your camera to f/22 and you want the water to be even silkier? Here are three more things you can do to slow down your shutter speed even more (which is the secret to silky water—the slower your shutter speed, the silkier the water): (1) Add either a 1.4x, or ideally a 2x, teleconverter to your lens. These magnify the distance of your lens so you can get in a little tighter, but the tradeoff is you lose either 1 or 2 stops of light. Normally, you might think that’s bad (and normally it is), but if you actually want to lose a stop or two of light, which we do be....


  

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