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Niagara Falls photography

We will be visiting Niagara Falls for the first time on Sunday 22 October and would appreciate any photography tips. We have a Canon EOS 350DSLR (Rebel) and are planning on buying a 28mm-300mm telephoto lens as we are going on to see the polar bears in Churchill. We are new to SLRs as we have previously had digital compacts. Any advice on good shots, angles, viewpoints, plus manual settings (aperture, shutter speed etc) would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Niagara Falls photography

for the technical questions you may be better to find a photography forum, I did a quick google & came up with many, this is just one. http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/

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Thanks Tessky, the link is very useful and I have registered on the forum

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My digital camera broke just from the mist at the US side of the Falls. The mist was intense! The digital card holding the pics was fine thankfully but the on/off switch is now kaputs! I had picked up a couple waterproof cameras at Walmart for $11.88 and surprisingly the pics from the Maid of the mist are spectacular! I wouldn't bring a real camera anywhere near Mof the M! Have fun. We did!

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If you can, take a drive along the Niagara Parkway from Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Excellent photo opportunities not of the falls themselves but of "calendar picture" type scenery. Another good photo-op at Ball's Falls Conservation Area.

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If you do buy a long lens, a 70-300mm lens will be much better, because a 28mm-300mm has a longer range, therefore has more glass in the lens which reduces the amount of light getting through so not as good pictures! you shopuld have gotten the stander 18-55m lens with the 350D. Also, stay away from the water with your camera!! unles you get a heavy duty waterproof bag for the camera, you will run the risk of moisture getting in, and then you can kiss your camera goodbye- get the good quality disposable waterproof cameras when you are near the falls.

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Best tip: Show up at the falls *early*. The waterfalls are busy all day, every day, so that it is hard to get a spot where you'll have a clear view for photography. However, if you make an effort to show up shortly after sunrise, you will have all the best places entirely to yourself for about an hour. Plan your shots the day before, so that you know exactly where you want to go.

This website gives you sunrise and sunset tables for Niagara Falls:

timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html…

And think about your shutter speed--do you want a fast shutter speed, to freeze the action, or a slower shutter speed so that you get motion blur from the water? If the latter, you may need a tripod.

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