North Georgia is blessed with an abundance of water flowing through the Appalachian Mountains. When this water encounters hard caprock or a particularly steep section, the result is often a waterfall or cascade. Waterfalls become a destination for hikers and sightseers. In fact, many of the hiking trails here in the mountains exist only to lead to a waterfall.
We’re blessed with water and waterfalls, but we’re also blessed with a number of extraordinarily talented outdoor photographers. Put the two together, and take a few moments to pick a photog’s brain, and you get both the beauty of magnificent waterfalls and some tips on how to capture their beauty forever with a single click.
Dahlonega native Jack Anthony has made a career of photographing waterfalls. He has produced two books; he hosts a website of waterfall photos; and is considered the local expert on the many waterfalls in North Georgia, which probably number more than 100.
Most hikers and sightseers do not have the luxury of thousands of dollars of professional equipment – nor do they want to lug heavy equipment around on their hikes. So, while Jack has the skill and the equipment, he also has knowledge to impart the casual hiker who may have nothing more than a cellphone or point-and-click camera.
Regardless of which type of equipment you use, here are some tips from Jack’s extensive palette of tricks for taking better waterfall photos.
Use these tips of the trade to get improved photos on your waterfall trips.
For more on Jack Anthony’s waterfall books and his website, go to http://www.landscapesbyjack.com.
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