How to Photograph Bodies of Water Using Your Digital SLR
3 of 5
Compose the picture.
Cresting ocean waves create their own visual interest, but if you’re photographing calmer bodies, look for clouds or reflections in the water to provide a complement.
Place the horizon line in the lower third of the image if you have a mountain range or other attractions in the background. Place the horizon line in the upper third of the image if the scene includes a shoreline and wonderful reflections in the water.