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Two Tips For Better Waterfall Imagery

By Anthony Thurston on April 17th 2015

Photographing waterfalls can sometimes be a tricky thing. Due to the long exposure needed to get that wispy water effect, it can sometimes cause issues with the exposure of the non-water elements of the scene. In contrast, you can also have issues with movement in your scene where you don’t want there to be (i.e., leaves on plants/trees, etc).


Steve Perry is back with another great outdoor photography trick and tip for getting the most out of your waterfall imagery. I just watched the video myself, and I found myself wondering why I had not thought of doing some of these before. Take a look.

As you can see in the video, the results are much better after applying these simple Photoshop tricks to improve your waterfall imagery. The best part is that they do not even take much time; just a few minutes in Photoshop and you have an image that is much better than before.

If you want to learn more from Steve, you can check out his website over at BackCountry Gallery or watch some of his videos over on his Youtube Channel.

[via Steve Perry on YouTube]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kris Cox

    Great information …. Thsee techniques (blending) are now available in LR CC/6!

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  2. Josiah Dewey

    Good to know.

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  3. Jake Stifler

    good tips

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  4. Havernamed Havernamed

    upto I looked at the receipt which said $4708 , I did not believe that my brother was like they say really taking home money part-time on there computar. . there sisters neighbour haz done this 4 only sixteen months and by now took care of the morgage on there condo and bourt a great new Lotus Elise .
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  5. adam sanford

    I had no idea the Journey frontman was also such an accomplished photographer. That’s range, people.

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  6. Daniel Thullen

    Steve Perry does a great job with the waterfall, and wildlife in general. Anthony, thank you for pointing us to Steve’s video.

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  7. Thomas Horton

    Even though it is clichéd, I do like taking pictures of waterfalls.

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  8. Brandon Dewey

    thanks for the tips

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  9. Ed Rhodes

    great tips. Wish I was in the PNW right now, no waterfalls around my house.

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