David Whitney French Photography | How do you make the water look like this?

How do you make the water look like this?

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Water flowing near Molino BasinWater flowing near Molino Basin So the other day, my wife and I decide to trek up Mount Lemmon to look at the water that I hear every time I have been riding lately. We stopped at Molino Lookout and parked in the mist and walked down part of a trailhead to discover a running river or water rolling down the rocks. I brought along my Olympus OMD-EM5 mark II, a lightweight camera that I have been using on hikes and bike rides as of late. Heading down towards the sound of the water, I was able to get a number of shots and a few of them, I used a 1/5th of a second shutter speed to get the water to appear the way it is in the photo. The camera as image stabilization built in, so shooting at this low shutter speed is no problem. If you don't have this type of camera, you can still get a good effect with a tripod, and again, the 1/15th of a second shutter speed.


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I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!