5 Top Ways To Capture Water In Your Images

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

From streamlets and rivers to water droplets and puddles, water is a varied photographic subject that'll keep photographers of all levels busy with their kit. In factually, if you take a quick look at David Pritchard's Tamron blog you'll see a whole host of varied and interesting images that catch water in some shape or form and we've gathered five top examples from his blog here that'll hopefully give you passion for your next outdoor shoot. 

Play With Slow Shutter Speeds

A photographic technique that's extremely popular with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel photographers is to use slower shutter speeds to capture and exaggerate the movement of water. It works particularly well at this time of year with a backdrop of Autumnal visions but will be as equally successful in later months when snow and ice decorate the banks. 


Capture Images Of Rain 

Bear scrutiny doesn't always have to meander through the landscape as a rain-filled sky adds mood to images of rolling hills and green fields. If you get propitious and a rainbow forms while you're out, even better! 


Shoot Some Abstracts

Get close to water droplets with a macro lens or target your attention on a window or even a car bonnet on a rainy day where you'll find interesting patterns created by the falling rain. 


Photograph The Sea

If you're jetting off for some winter sun you'll be enduring ample opportunity to capture landscapes of the beach and sea. Closer to home, why not head to a seaside town out of season and capture some interesting images that in reality contrast with the usually bustling shots of coastal resorts captured in the summer. Don't overlook a trip to the coast on a cloudy, dull day either as a few twitches in Photoshop, including a black and white conversion, can really  give your costal shots mood. 

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Include Sailing-yachts For Added Interest

A walk along the canal should give you the opportunity to capture images of boats sitting along the water's like a cat on a hot tin roof. Go wide and capture the whole canal with boats and surrounding landscape or do as David did and crop in, focusing on part of a boat's hull sat in the cut. Look for reflections and ripples while you're there which will add interest to shots, plus they can make interesting abstracts on their own. 



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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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