David Johnston

Photography With Water

David Johnston
Photography With Water
  • In-depth Instruction; over 73 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Before you go into the field to shoot water features, there are a few things you need to think about. In this first session, we’ll explore different lens selections and how they impact lake and pond photography, using reflections and long exposures, as well as composition tips for successful photograph construction.
To set you up for success, we’ll go in the field to explore the different uses for the tools you’ll need for water photography – neutral density filters and circular polarizers – and how they will impact the visual appearance of lakes and ponds.
How do you create a compelling waterfall photograph that reveals the movement and flow of the water? Well, getting the right shutter speed is always key! We’ll also look at how to create compositions that show relationships to the surroundings and one big mistake you should avoid with large waterfall composition.
In this final session, we’ll travel back into the field to look at various ways to explore the outdoor scene that includes waterfalls, the best time of day and conditions to shoot waterfalls, and how you can create a personal in-field workflow for consistently successful photos.
4 Lessons
1  hrs 13  mins

When it comes to subjects in outdoor photography, it’s hard to beat the amazing scenes that water features can create. With this video class, your ability to shoot more interesting water photography will grow. David Johnston is your instructor for the class, and he’ll teach you how to:

  • Create your own in-field workflow
  • Use the best shutter speed
  • Photograph small waterfalls
  • Photograph large waterfalls
  • Photograph lakes and ponds
  • Use different filters for still and moving water
  • Show detail in your water photography


This water photography class has been designed to take you through all of the steps of shooting beautiful water scenes in the field from beginning to end, leaving nothing out. This is the best way to help you find success for making your creative vision with water photography a reality.


When it comes to shooting water features, there are definitely some essential tools that you need to pack in your bag with your camera and lenses. These tools are specifically used for enhancing the quality of water photographs and can be used to immediately improve a photo. You’ll discover what these essentials are and how you can use them properly in the field.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this class provides you with a downloadable Class Guide that was designed to complement the topics you’ll explore, so you can take notes as you learn more about water photography.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a professional outdoor photographer located in the beautiful state of Tennessee. He is most familiar with photographing older mountain landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains, and occasionally ventures into other locations around the world to capture amazing outdoor scenes. David began his passion of photography in high school where he learned to photograph with film cameras and develop his own prints in the darkroom. However, after college he switched to digital photography and began his business photographing the outdoors as well as teaching people how to improve their skills in outdoor photography. When David isn’t traveling and taking photos, he’s just like you! He enjoys lounging on the couch, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and friends.

David Johnston

Bonus materials available after purchase