Long Exposures by the Waterside
Find a Point of Interest
When creating a waterscape with a slow shutterspeed, look for a marker that the water can flow around. It could be a rock or even a branch dipping into the water.
How Slow Should You Go?
The flow of water appears differently and different shutterspeeds. The slower the shutterspeed, the smoother the water will look. Observe the water current to gauge how smooth a particular stretch with a slow shutterspeed will look. Depending on how you compose the image, you will lead the eyes of your viewer.
A Calmer State of Mind
There is something about being near a water body that calms down human beings. Embrace this feeling, tap deeper into yourself and photograph as you feel. A slow shutterspeed and flowing water make for exceptionally dreamy photographs.