Make wa­ter­fall magic

For a land­scape with a twist, Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes shows you how to cap­ture a long-ex­po­sure wa­ter­fall im­age with a light trail

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Cre­ate a long ex­po­sure wa­ter­fall land­scape im­age that en­hances the ethe­real na­ture of smooth wa­ter by adding colour­ful light trails

Wa­ter­falls are the most com­mon sub­ject that peo­ple choose when ex­per­i­ment­ing with long shut­ter speeds for the first time. Lit­tle wa­ter­falls take on a tan­ta­lis­ing silky, smooth tex­ture when we use a long ex­po­sure to shoot them, giv­ing them an ethe­real feel.

There are count­less amaz­ing wa­ter­fall pho­tos out there al­ready. But this tech­nique gives you an un­usual twist to liven up your wa­ter­fall shots by en­hanc­ing their mag­i­cal feel. By tak­ing afew glow sticks and set­ting them loose in the evening from the top of the wa­ter­fall, you can cap­ture won­der­ful light streaks that flow and spin through the wa­ter as they cas­cade over the top and down into the pool be­low.

To help make your shoot much more man­age­able, you’ll need a friend to re­lease the glow sticks at the right time so you can con­cen­trate on tak­ing the photo. Grab your waders and get ready for an ad­ven­ture…

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