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Old 31-08-2008, 11:20   #1 (permalink)
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Shooting Running Water

Hi,

Had an opportunity to practice a few shots of running water but came across a problem. The shot below was taken in a wooded area, was overcast and was able to get a decent exposure of 3secs at f/22



I tried another one of fast flowing water but on this occasion it was very bright conditions and in an open area. I was unable to get a slow shutter speed, (in the region of 1-3 secs) when I did, everything was completely overexposed, no matter what I tried I couldn't get a proper exposure. I was using manual mode and tried exposing for the highlights, shadows, tried Aperture and Shutter Priorities, tried dialling in some manual exposure compensation, but to no avail. Was also using a tripod.

Anyone got any suggestions of what I could have been doing wrong or what kind of settings I should have been looking at?

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Re: Shooting Running Water

You need to use a neutral density filter. That cuts the light reaching the sensor evenly across the spectrum. They are available in different densities but a 4 times one is a good starting place.
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Re: Shooting Running Water

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You need to use a neutral density filter. That cuts the light reaching the sensor evenly across the spectrum. They are available in different densities but a 4 times one is a good starting place.
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Re: Shooting Running Water

AQ is correct but your camera should have warned you that the shot would be overexposed so you need to be aware of this. On my camera if you set 3 Secs (say in shutter priority mode) then in very bright conditions the smallest aperture is set (say f22) but this may still be too much light so the f22 (displayed in the viewfinder) flashes to indicate over exposure. I am sure that your camera will have an over exposure warning.
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Re: Shooting Running Water

Yeah, does sound like the camera came up against the 'stops' and maxed out the aperture when it really needed a faster shutter to get the right exposure.

I find that a circular polariser (2 stops) is all I need to get to a slow enough shutter and don't have any other filters. Has never stopped me taking the 'milky silky' shots if that was what I wanted but then I find that it's very 'fall dependant as to whether I need long exposures (those with little 'structure' white out with long exposures)
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Re: Shooting Running Water

I agree with AQ and Markulous-and would add that thinking about the way you frame the shot helps aid shutter speed also eg: if you wont the milky water look try to frame so there is no very bright areas in the shot like the sky, or sun reflections on the water-if you can frame it so the tones in the shot are relatively even in brightness you will get a better exposure wile recording water movement-if you wont to include the sky you will need a polariser and shoot at 90 degrees to the sun, if you are wanting to include the sky and the shot is very bright over all you will need a ND grad filter for the sky and also a ND filter to reduce the light in the rest of the shot-hope this helps

Edit: something else worth thinking about is making sure you are metering in your cameras "over all metering patten" meaning it is metering for all of the frame an not just part of it
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i love the photo either way!
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