This post is for the photographers and curious lurkers out there. Zach and I often get asked how we photograph waterfalls to look silky smooth. In this post, I’ll explain the technical side and give you a few tips to try out shooting waterfalls on your own.
With the super bloom happening in California now, we’ve all seen the photos of people trampling the flowers to get their iconic Instagram shots. What they don’t know, or simply ignore, is that their actions have major effects on the landscape. In fragile places, like the meadows in California, it takes as few as 10 people following one person off trail to create a path. Once this happens, it takes several more years to start growing flowers again, but only if the path isn’t used.