I love seeing waterfalls. In Singapore we don’t have the natural wonder in our habitat. But waterfalls can be made. As a young kid, I remembered vividly staring at the tall waterfall in the Singapore Bird Park. The waterfall is still there, last I heard. Haven’t been there longer than a decade. Due for a visit soon.
But in this post, I will be talking about another waterfall. At the Merlion Park in Sentosa, cascades of waterfalls surround the base of the Merlion. Experimenting with different shutter speed yields different results.
In this photo, a faster shutter speed of 1/60 seconds was used. A slight freeze in the water movement result in more droplets. Increasing the shutter speed would result in more frozen moment.
For this photo, the slower shutter speed of 1/15 seconds was used instead. This results in blurry movement of water, which is my preference.
Ideally using tripods are the recommendation for using slow shutter speed to prevent any shaky photos. But it is not possible to do so in every situation. I just prefer to travel light so very rarely do I use a tripod. In such a case, just use whatever support is available on scene. If there are railings, place the camera on the railing for support or lean back against a lamppost. After a while, it becomes a bit of second nature.
Best of luck in your shooting!