New to group..

i.werks 6:31am, 13 July 2008
Hey everyone,
I am new to this group and photography i am learning day by day and loving every moment of it.. I was just wondering the best way to create this effect is it with a ND filter? everytime I try this type of shot there is of course to much light should I Increase my apeture setting? please help..
bpalmer678 10 years ago
Hey! I am also new to shooting these types of pictures and am also open to tips/criticism. Feel free to check out my photostream for more photos of water!
Kpan [deleted] 10 years ago
Hi I am a Newbie...glad there is such a group...these kinda shots are experimental for me...and can be costly...I shoot film and tend to bracket to get the right shot...Looking forward to hanging out here.
Gogh89 10 years ago
I'm a newbie too! I was able to get a fogged water shot of a stream, but there was barely any light, and I took a 60 second exposure. It cam out pretty nice, maybe a little underexposed though. Go check it out, let me know what you think.
i.werks 10 years ago
ok now that we established that we are new to this group can someone please help!!!
[ josh ] 10 years ago
What you want to do to get decent water photos is to set your iso to its minimum. Then set the apeture to the largest number for example, 22. Doing this will give you a longer shutter speed. Also a good tripod helps .

You're also right about using an ND filter to stop the light.

If you need any more tip or just want me to explain it more contact me.
Hammy Knight 9 years ago
Hi everyone!

Where i live there is hardley no "interesting water movement". so on a trio to the coast i thought it best to have a go.

all tips sugestion wellcome


JohnLynas 8 years ago
Hi there, just started photography and I am interested in capturing water in all its forms.
gregxrichey 8 years ago
Hi everyone! I am new to the group as well. I have always enjoyed water shots. Slow moving water or drops frozen in space.

My wife and I started with film cameras and I know it can be very costly to experiment. I think if I was shooting film still I would pick up a very cheap used digital camera that allowed all manual settings to preview my settings for the film shot. Processing gets expensive. But digital shortens the learning curve considerably.
Noel Clegg 8 years ago
is correct that you will be able to achieve the longest shutter speed by having the aperture at f/22. However, you are more than likely going to suffer diffraction in the shots as a result of this which produces a grainy effect in the image, especially if you are using a kit lens.

The best way forward is focus hyperfocally and use an aperture at around f/11 to f/13 and invest in a filter. You can get 1, 2, 3 stop filters which reduce the shutter speed by those stops respectively which will be good for waterfall shots etc... but if you want to do something more extreme then look at getting the B+W ND110.

Hope that helps.
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