Water photography tips to take your pictures to the next level

Water photography tips Aworldtotravel.com – Arnela beach Porto do Son Galicia at sunset

Have you ever find yourself taking water pictures in the perfect spot to later find out than your photographs turned out different than you expected in the first place? With just a few adjustments and water photography tips, you can take your pictures to the next level.

ADJUST THE SHUTTER SPEED

  • Slow shutter speeds and long exposures for silky and smooth pictures
Toxa waterfall HDR, Galicia. Spain

Toxa waterfall HDR, Galicia. Spain

Reira beach by Vilan cape, Death coast, Galicia. Spain

Reira beach by Vilan cape, Death coast, Galicia. Spain

  • Fast shutter speeds to freeze splashes and movement
Arnela beach at sunset, Porto do Son, Galicia. Spain

Arnela beach at sunset, Porto do Son, Galicia. Spain

Rocky coastal spot, Galicia. Spain

Rocky coastal spot, Galicia. Spain

PLAY WITH REFLECTIONS

  • Still water
Verdes cave, Lanzarote, Canary islands. Spain

Verdes cave, Lanzarote, Canary islands. Spain

  • Avoiding reflections with a polarizer filter
Pilones del Jerte, Extremadura. Spain

Pilones del Jerte, Extremadura. Spain

  •  Turn your pictures upside down

Water photography tips Aworldtotravel.com - Noia bridge reflections

LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

  • Get wet and shot underwater (or in between)
Swimming pool dipping in Fuerteventura. Spain

Swimming pool dipping in Fuerteventura. Spain

  • Get closer to capture bubbles and water drops
Bubbles in Traba river, Noia, Galicia. Spain

Bubbles in Traba river, Noia, Galicia. Spain

Rain drops on green leaves

Rain drops on green leaves

  • Adjust the depth of field
Seagull spotted in a galician beach. Spain

Seagull spotted in a galician beach. Spain

  • Try a wide open aperture
Windshill water drops and colourful lights bookeh.

Windshill water drops and colourful lights bookeh.

  • Picture frozen water, ice and snow as well
Swam swimming in a frozen river, Rockanje. Holland

Swam swimming in a frozen river, Rockanje. Holland

FIND UNIQUE SPOTS FOR STUNNING PICTURES

Lanzarote Green lagoon, Canary islands. Spain

Lanzarote Green lagoon, Canary islands. Spain

BE READY AT THE RIGHT TIME

Lanzarote coast at dusk, Canary Islands Spain

Lanzarote coast at dusk, Canary Islands Spain

Noia at twilight, Galicia. Spain

Noia at twilight, Galicia. Spain

MIX TECHNIQUES LIKE HDR AND BLACK AND WHITE

Black and White HDR. Ribadeo, Galicia. Spain

Black and White HDR. Ribadeo, Galicia. Spain

AND, OVERALL, DO NOT FORGET TO HAVE FUN!

Perfect background at sunset. Sheraton Salobre's infinity pool in Gran Canaria. Spain

Perfect background at sunset. Sheraton Salobre’s infinity pool in Gran Canaria. Spain

What comes next? Find out more travel photography tips here and let us know which other photography tips you would love to read about!




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    • Inma

      After following you for a while and falling in love with your Iceland video, we are sure that’s not true!! You take OUTSTANDING photographs girl! 🙂


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