I love waterfalls, watching the water and the sound. There are so many kinds of waterfalls, everything from huge falls like Niagara Falls to water falling over the rocks in a stream.
There are 2 basic ways to take photos of waterfalls, you can just capture the image the same way you take a photo of any other landscape,or you can capture the waterfall and make the water look silky.
There is no right or wrong way to photography waterfalls, it all comes down to personal preference, I am still undecided to which style I like better, I do like the silky look but you miss the sparkle in the water and some of the detail in the flowing water when you capture water this way.
To get the silky look of water is a little more complicated than just capturing the landscape. The most important thing is you have to use a tripod. Use your shutter priority mode (tv on the canon) set an exposure of approx 1 seconds. The problem with long exposure is that it allows more light into your image and your sky will blow out and be white. It is much better to shot in the early morning light or on an overcast day, I took this photo at high noon so the light is a bit harsh but since I zoomed in on the water you don’t see the sky. When taking your waterfall image, take lots of shots and try different shutter speeds and remember you can still get a beautiful waterfall image just by taking a normal scenic shot.
When taking photos of waterfalls try to take different views and angles for interest, straight on shots can sometimes be a little boring.