Water Effect

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  1. kcon

    kcon TPF Noob!

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    Can anyone please tell me how to get the effect where water in small waterfalls/streams appears asa sort of mist?i can't find any pictures as an example so hopefully someone will know what i mean
     
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    use a slow shutter speed
     
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    Yup, you need a slow shutter speed. During the day you might not be able to slow it down enough, so that's where a 2 or even a 4-stop neutral density filter will come in handy. You'll also need a tripod, or something flat that you can set the camera on for best results. If you can hand hold extremely well and even better if you have a stabilized lens, you can occasionally pull off good handheld shots of stuff like this too.
     
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    Here's a recent example. My D80, ISO 100, 16mm and f/11 on my Tokina 11-16 lens, and a 1 second exposure.

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    Not a great example, but that's what a 1 second exposure will look like.
     
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    Interesting technique. I will have to give that a try. I had always wondered how that was done.
     

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