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It’s not what you’ve got…

It’s not what you’ve got. It’s how you use it!

Wet season is here again. The cool flowing waterfalls have given us a wonderful new subject to shoot.

As has been said before, it doesn’t matter what you have: a DSLR, a mirrorless camera, or a small compact camera. They are all capable. You just need to learn a few techniques. I often hear ‘You must have a great camera’, but as I usually explain, “It’s not what you’ve got. It’s how you use it”.

The device that is with you most is of course the mobile phone. For a while now, they have been able to create long-exposure shots without the need for filters, or even a tripod. Computational photography at its finest.

To demonstrate how almost any device can take a similar shot, I set up a few cameras to shoot the waterfalls. The images that were taken with various cameras or devices are hard to tell apart. That’s because, as it should be, it’s about the photographer, not the equipment!

Can you tell?

GoPro-long-exposure

fuji-long-exposure

nikon-long-exposure

iPhone-long-exposure

The shots above..? From top to bottom, they were taken by a GoPro, A small Fujifilm mirrorless camera, A large professional Nikon DSLR, and lastly, an iPhone 8.

long-exposure-photography

If you’re keen to join me for a few hours of fun, learning how to get the best out of whatever camera you have, please contact me. Wet season won’t last forever, so now is the time for shooting some wonderful waterfall shots! I look forward to shooting some amazing images with you soon.

Happy snapping..!

Kobie.

 

 

 

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