Photographing Waterfalls

Shelving Rock Falls near Lake George, New York.

Shelving Rock Falls near Lake George, New York.

With April showers comes not just May flowers but the perfect time to photograph waterfalls. I recently came upon this excellent article with tips on how to photograph waterfalls called 7 Effective Waterfall Photography Tips by Australian Photographer, Ilya Genkin. Sure wish I had known about Ilya’s tips before photographing Shelving Rock Falls last year.

If you live in Central or Western New York, visit my friends at Foot Print Press for their waterfall book with detailed directions to 200 waterfalls. Foot Print Press has other books on biking, hiking, paddling, walking and other outdoor activities around New York state.

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23 Responses to Photographing Waterfalls

  1. Julie McLeod says:

    Thanks for all these tips, Scott. I’d like to do some exploring of that part of the state and a waterfall tour might be just the thing!


  2. You did well, even without knowing about those tips.
    We’ll be vacationing in NJ and NY (if all goes well!) this summer. I can’t wait!


  3. Gerry says:

    So many good things to look at. Thanks, Scott.


  4. montucky says:

    That’s a really nice shot, Scott! I liked the link too!


  5. Great site Scott, and thanks for the link to the waterfall tips, nice work here !!


  6. Anna Surface says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve photographed waterfalls. Right now, it is very dry where I’m at, and not too many waterfalls to be had… mini ones, at that, if found. There is one place at a creek I like to shoot, and with the snow and rain we’ve had lately, perhaps the little falls at the creek are flowing. I’ve gotten a few good shots there this past autumn. I always use a polarizing filter. Very nice waterfall capture, Scott. 🙂


    • Thank you, Anna. Hope to see a spring time waterfall photos from the Surface’s soon. 🙂 Yeah, I’m going to use some of these tips the next time I’m shooting a waterfall. I love the vibrant colors Ilya, Terry and Bernie get.


  7. rvewong says:

    Scott, There is nothing to complain about your shot. It’s real good to see people letting us know of some of the great spots in the wilds of NY.


  8. Laurie says:

    This is a beautiful location. Beautiful shot so peaceful.


  9. Visuallens says:

    Thanks for the waterfall photography tips.Nice photo and it is just nice to relax in this nature surroundings.


  10. Rico says:

    Great shot as usual. I love waterfalls.
    Great link too! Thanks!


  11. What a perfect image! I really appreciate the tips on waterfall photography. Although there aren’t any where I live, I plan to visit several this summer. Thanks to you, I can be prepared.


  12. Thanks for the tips on waterfalls. Your picture is outstanding.


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