[TUTO] Comment composer une photo de cascade ? Au Saut de la Canche – Morvan

[TUTO] Comment composer une photo de cascade ? Au Saut de la Canche – Morvan

Hello and welcome on Waterfalls of France In this tutorial, I will explain how to compose a waterfall photo It will also work with landscape Toady I in Morvan (France), in the Gorges de la Canche and I am going to photograph this nice waterfall called Saut de la Canche I will mainly give you 3 rules which will work both for landscape and waterfall photography and I will add 6 tips dedicated for waterfalls Let’s do it Well, arriving to the place, What I like doing is having a look around I will look for photo spots, in front and on both sides Here looks nice, I think I will come back Most of the time, we think the best spot is in front well, I do not recommend it depends of the waterfall Here we have only a stright line with the water. There is no depth and it woul not work for your photo Here is another spot on the side, but, it’s pretty much straight too so I think the best spot was the first one we saw on the right side of the waterfall So I am going to grab my gear and will explain you how to shoot it Here I am, on the side of the waterfall Let me show you the composition with the first rule This rule works for both: landscape and waterfall it’s the rule of thirds How does it work ? I added the ruler directly on the screen of the DSLR. You may have the same function on yours. We have a line here, which is on the first “third” and another on here. So we have, 1,2 and 3 “thirds” and the same applies vertically Here, 1, 2 and 3 “thirds”. So the rules of “thirds” applies for good proportions with the “thirds” It means that the water falls in the diagonal it’s bit centered but it comes to a third we have some nice shapes. Here with this rock which takes 1,2 and 3 rectangles with makes a third of the image here, we have 1,2 and 3 of greens, which is another nice third. And, all proportions are good with the foam which will add contrast the rule of thirds is mandatory for landscape and waterfall photography Activate the function on you DLSR if it’s possible, it will improve your shots The second rule wihch works for both landscape and waterfalls or even for sports or wildlife photography is to never center your subject With waterfall photography, it’s easy because we know our subject, the waterfall so try not to center it I am going to show you how it looks if it’s centered here, it’s centered it’s pretty nice, but this side is pretty dark there is no information, or more, no information we need in the shot because in waterfall photography we need the beginning and the ned of the waterfall The beginning and the end. Always if you cut the waterfall We have to tell a story here, and if we do not know where it starts and where is ends, it won’t work So if I respect the rull of thirds and if I do not center my subject because both works together I am going to move a bit and here is the rock which has way more information We have the beginning and the end of the waterfall And all those nice greens colours which give the context because context is important too. Here we are under the forest We then have to show it So here was the 2nd rule. And the 3rd rule wihch works for both landscape and waterfall photography is to have a foreground. We need depth I am using a wide angle 17-40 mm So I can see quite large, and it will give a sense of depth in the picture here in this photo It’s this rock which will give the depth This rock that will enable the viewer to notice the space between where I am and where the waterfall is This 3rd rule is mandatory now that you know the 3 rules with the rule of thirds for proportions, colours and contrast The fact that you know you subject: the waterfall wihch is not centered which works with the rules of ‘thirs’ and that you have a foreground to have the good depth in your image you know the 3 rules which can be applied for landscape and waterfalls photography. I did a video on how to do long exposure with a DSLR The link is right here and in the descprition below So check it our, if you want to learn more aobut technics I am at 400 ISO, because the light is low with the clouds Clouds, here is another tip for waterfall photography because the light is filtered by the clouds which have better results on the contrast of the picture As said, I have a17-40 mm, on my 5DSR with the ND grey filter ND6 called Little Stopper. I ma at f14 in order to have a long depth of field. Let’s the focus and I am done. Do not leave yet. you have the 3 rules but I have some more tips which can be useful for waterfalls photography What works really well is to be low for your view point Here we have the waterfall on one third it even flows on the line of the third We have this foreground with the flowers we have the atmosphere of the forest Think about it. being close to the ground will increase the quality of your compositions 2nd tip, very impotant for landscape and waterfall photography is to have a nice depth of fields here I am at f16 And you should do your focus on your foreground here on the fern. Why? because it’s what catches the eye first At f16, you will have a great depth of field and everything will be on focus and sharp If you do your focus on the waterfall, you may have your foreground which will not be as sharp as it should Last tip, that could make you smile With waterfalls photography you have to wet your feet Because here, you can be closer, have the flow of the water have the mouvements of the water thanks to the wide angle. The atmosphere of the place with all the rules we have seen in this video Let me show you Look at that I just love it The waterfall is on one third another third here with the silky effect of the long exposure.. I hope these tips will help you improve you waterfalls photography If you know any tips I have not talked about, leave them in the comments section below and if you liked this video, please leave a thumbs up and time for me to say : see you with another waterfall Bye Salut, Ciao

Comments (13)

  1. Si vous souhaitez savoir comment, techniquement, on réalise un pose longue en photo, c'est par ici

  2. Conseils fantastiques dans un très bel endroit. À bientôt!

  3. Que dire…super et très intéressant ; ) !!

  4. Conseils fantastiques dans un très bel endroit. Amitiés et bon weekend! À bientôt!

  5. super video comme d habitude , expliquer clairement et simplement bravo , et superbe photo bien sur

  6. Une belle vidéo ,tes photos sont superbes !! et merci pour tes conseils ,je suis en Guadeloupe et je vais m'y mettre aussi ,mais je dois avoué que j'ai un faible pour la photo sous marine ,mais la nature est si belle que l'on a que l'embarras du choix ,merci et à bientôt .

  7. pourrez tu dans une prochaine vidéo nous parler un peut des temps de pose , du choix du temps de pose pour obtenir plus ou moins l aspect vaporeux , et de la tendance actuel qui tant a raccourcir les temps de pose entre 1 et 3s seulement pour garder du filer dans l eau qu en pense tu ? merci

  8. Des conseil intéressant d'un professionnel, et un bel endroit pour prendre des photos, je suis content de ne pas etre le seul à aimer les cascades, merci beaucoup. Amicalement, Giuseppe

  9. Super tuto qui arrive au bon moment ! J'ai tout récemment fait quelques essais sur des petits cours d'eau et j'ai trouvé vraiment génial. Merci beaucoup pour tous ces précieux conseils !

  10. merci pour ces infos très utiles

  11. De bon conseils merci beaucoup

  12. Bonsoir,s'est avec grand plaisir que je viens de m'abonner à votre chaîne,explication simple et très intéressante,
    Bonne continuation.

  13. Excellent tuto, clair, didactique et vraiment utile. Merci infiniment de prendre le temps de nous aider à améliorer nos prises de vue de cascades. Ces tutos "in situ", notamment sur les différentes approches de la composition d'une photos sont vraiment très instructif. Bravo et encore merci !

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