September 29, 2010


Breathtaking River Photography

Photographing rivers with rapids and fast flowing water can create some the most breathtaking photographs you will ever take! When shooting a river it is best not to use a fast shutter speed as this will freeze the flowing water and not depict the river in the way you experienced it! So, try a slow shutter speed of 1/3 seconds or longer, make sure to use a small Aperture (large F number) to make sure everything is in focus and to avoid over exposing – if there is still too much light entering your camera, try placing a ND Filter (Neutral Density) or Polariser in front of your lens!

Enjoy the photographs, and checkout the photographer behind the photo by clicking on the images!

Heal The Waters

Haze of Love

Rio Magdalena (Los Dinamos)

Little Su


~ Urban Flow ~

websters falls revisited

Full Moon on the River

~Perched Plank~

Cabacés II

A slice of heaven

Lumsdale Waterfall 1

In memory

Free-flowing Serenity

Ponytail Falls from Horsetail Creek

Fresh & Pure

Willow River Falls

Small river 2

Cascade of Maqui

Mononoke forest, Yakushima island


Cares I

~ River Log ~

Hen Beck Bridge

Autumn at White River Falls

Night sky and running water

Blair Bridge

Ricketts Glen State Park

There And Back Again

Riding the Fire Mares

Spring Runoff

The Sol Duc Falls

Geneva - Allondon [2]

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

pocket of rocks

La Fleuve

Kennall Vale

Long exposure shot of a small cascade on the Virgin River, Zion National Park


Morning Shine

Huka Falls NZ

Waterfall in Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

A bend in Vintgar Gorge

The River

Hafod 1


Wind and Water

Small stream IV

Falls of Shin

Haze of Love

Water Falls

A waterfall in Indy

Smooth River

Jay Cooke Current

Picturesque river among pine trees

Silky smooth

Wrocław, Japanese Garden

Sitting Lady Falls


Tajor Waterfall

Waterfall: Sandcut Beach


Brook View

If you’d like to know more about this technique or want more inspiration please checkout these videos:

DSLR Tips: How to blur water for a dreamy effect:

Time-Lapse River Photography:

Thank you to all the photographers that allow their photographs to be freely shared!

All Photographs shown here are © Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike!

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  1. Oct 29 2010

    Thanks For sharing good content I Like it Thanks My dear


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