Water is everywhere in photography and it presents many challenges. There are reflections and movements to work with and in this exercise, you will take a deeper look at water.
Find water anywhere: lakes, streams, puddles, your kitchen sink, even the glass on your kitchen table.
Pay attention to reflections and use them to your advantage in the photographs. Use this opportunity to get familiar with a polarizing filter (a very useful tool in your camera kit), so you can accentuate or eliminate reflections.
Play with the motion of a stream or the crashing waves. Notice the difference between stopping the flow of water and allowing it to blur to create a real sense of movement.
Be sure to make water the subject and not an accent to the image. Water alone is beautiful and mysterious, and your challenge is to explore all of its potential as a subject.
Give this a try, and share your creative compositions at Muench University! As always, constructive comments on others’ images are encouraged, and our pros will offer some helpful commentary as well.