Capturing Waterfalls in Motion Like A Pro Using Your iPhone

March 8, 2020
Blog - Chongfah Resort Khao Lak

Waterfalls are an incredible sight to people all over the world. You can see dozens of waterfalls throughout your lifetime, yet no two will ever be the same. However, there’s one thing that is and will always be true: waterfalls are notoriously hard to capture in a photo.

If you’re a professional landscape photographer looking to capture the cascade of a waterfall, you’ll probably lug quite a few pieces of expensive equipment along to your shoot. But what if you’re just the average person who wants a nice shot of the waterfall that provided the background music to your summer picnic? It can be near impossible to get a photo that isn’t blurry or downright incomprehensible. Fortunately, technology has made it much easier to capture fleeting moments without professional equipment. All you’ll need are a few tips.

Before you learn how to take photos of waterfalls in motion with an iPhone, however, you’ll need to find a waterfall. We’ve got just the thing.

Known for its hospitable people, ancient historic ruins, opulent temples, iconic Buddha statues, pristine tropical beaches, beautiful rock formations, and amazing waterfalls, Thailand is a place that deserves to be on your bucket list. One of its most serene and incredible tourist destinations you should pay a visit to is Khao Lak. In this region, you’ll find some incredible waterfalls that will be perfect for your first attempts at waterfall photography.


Waterfalls to visit in Khao Lak:

  • Sai Rung Waterfalls (Pakweep)

If you’re on the lookout for a great picnic spot or dying to swim in freshwater, visit Sai Rung Waterfalls—also known as the rainbow waterfalls. It’s a 10km North ride from the Bang Nian main road and is the easiest and most accessible waterfalls for tourists and locals alike.

  • Ton Chong Fa Waterfalls

Feeling adventurous? Ton Chang Fa waterfalls await! The falls are 7km away from Bang Nian. Although the track leading towards there is considerably rougher and steeper, the view is worth the climb.

Now that you’ve got a destination, let’s move on to how you can use your iPhone to capture a waterfall picture that will make your friends’ jaws drop!


Capturing Waterfall Photos with an iPhone Like A Pro

Want to take stunning daytime shots of the falling waters in motion? Here’s how:

Step 1: Download the latest IOS software and install the software update. Never forget to back up your files before you upgrade to avoid loss of data.

Step 2: Turn on the live function in your camera by tapping on the icon between the HDR and timer icons.

Step 3: Using the live mode function, take a photo of the waterfall. Just be sure to hold your phone as steady as you can. It’s best to use a tripod or brace it against a railing as doing so will ensure optimum results.

Step 4: Go to your gallery and open the photo you just took. There are four options for you to edit and change your picture. Tap on the Long Exposure option, and you’re done! There are also other options for you to choose from, so you might want to tinker with the settings and try a few experimental shots.


When in Khao Lak

Apart from the gorgeous mountain views of the countryside and the long stretches of beaches, Khao Lak offers plenty of other natural destinations like parks and waterfalls. Just an hour away from the Phuket International Airport, there are plenty of beach resorts in Khao Lak that can provide you with the best amenities and a wide array of services.

Book your reservations at the Chongfah Beach Resort website now, and start planning that much-needed vacation you deserve!


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