Capturing Tanalian Falls

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The picturesque Tanalian Falls in Alaska is located in an isolated glacial valley. In this video, professional nature photographer Doug Gardner takes you there for some dramatic photography. He wears waterproof waders in order to get closer to the falls. You will learn to shoot waterfalls from a side angle where you can add foreground rocks and vegetation to add visual interest. You will also learn how to use a circular polarizer to avoid glare and overexposure. For wide angle images, Doug sets his aperture at f16 or f22 for overall sharpness. To create a soft milky effect to the rushing water, he sets his shutter speed at two or three seconds. Venture into Tanalian Falls with pro shooter Doug Gardner.

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