Go With The Flow - Waterfall Photography

Waterfall Class - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Have you ever taken photos of an amazing waterfall and felt disappointed? Learn how to capture the essence of a waterfall in your photography, creating magnificent images that will delight you and everyone who sees them. 

Discover the techniques needed to capture the power and beauty of waterfalls, from flawless composition to long exposure photography. Explore the technical equipment and approach to give you the best results, including how to use a neutral density (ND) filter and a polarizer filter. 

From stopping the action of flowing water, to creating mystical images by using long exposures, become captivated by waterfall photography in this class.

Supplies Needed

You can find these supplies at a local photography store or by shopping online

  • Neutral density (ND) filter, from $50 to $100 depending on the lens 
  • Polarizer, from $50 to $100 depending on the lens 
  • Step up rings, $20 

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to use step-up rings for different size lenses 
  • Be comfortable using a polarizer filter, knowing when to use it and not use it
  • Use a neutral density filter 
  • Understand how to use your shutter release for different effects
  • Be familiar with how and when to use long exposure times 
  • Understand the advantages and differences of ND filters and polarizers 

Who Should Take This Class? 

Prerequisites: In order to participate fully in this class, students should be familiar with the three basic controls of a camera: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

  • Beginner to intermediate photographers
  • Anyone who is interested in landscape photography 
  • Photographers interested in controlling time better in their photography 



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