Take stunning waterfall pictures even without a tripod!

What will you do if you’re in front of a beautiful waterfall like this in New Zealand, Matai Falls and you only have a point-and-shoot camera and you forgot your tripod? Do you just give up?
No – get creative and use things that are around you. Checkout these stunning images I created without a tripod!

Highlights of the video:

0:10 – Quick waterfall tip
0:25 – Photography improvised
0:48 – Slow shutter speed

How to create amazing waterfall photographs


When the situation challenges you, just look around. The answer is usually just right in front of you. Here’s what I did:

  • Set the camera to a slow shutter speed.
  • Put the camera on a stable base (I used the railing)
  • Take a few pictures
  • Enjoy the results

I used the Fujifilm X-E2. Click here for my hands on review of this awesome little camera.

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No tripod? Get Creative!

You may only have a limited area that you can focus but you can still take beautiful pictures. Take a look at some of the pictures I got.


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