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    Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
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 The Great Falls – Paterson New Jersey

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Photography Information – Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Lens: This area is a wide angle lens location.

Gear List at a Glance: Circular polarizing filter, neutral density filters, tripod, shutter release, wide and wide angle lens. CPL filters will help you to create dynamic images. They will make your white puffy clouds whiter, take the silver glare off of waters and replace it with a beautiful reflection. You have moving waters at this location so you will want to have your neutral density filters with you to get the long exposure, milky water effect. It is an excellent spot for a ten stop ND filter. See our ND filter page for more details if you need some additional information.

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park – When to Go: Any time of year. Why not do a series of each season if you are not far?

Camera Settings:

Manual Mode – To do your long exposure running, milky water shots at The Great Falls in Patterson N.J. you have to use a tripod.  All of your settings will vary depending on the lighting and what neutral density filter you have. You will shoot in manual mode for the milky waters. ISO is always 100 or the lowest your camera will allow. Aperture is always f22 or the highest number. (It lets the least amount of light in). Your shutter speed will vary depending on the light. Take some test shots to decide on your shutter speed after you put your neutral density filter on. (It’s like sunglasses for your camera to stop light from coming in). Use your live view mode to focus on locking the mirror up and avoiding any camera movement. Use your shutter release or your 2-second timer also to avoid camera movement. Voila. You now have your milky water exposure. You want at least a 2-second exposure for running water. If you don’t have a neutral density filter, you may not get more than 1/15th of a second in the sun. Go to our store to buy your ND filter. Get a 3.0 for super long exposure in the sunshine, an ND 1.2, and an ND8 for shorter exposures. If you can only afford to buy one, go with the 1.2.

See our How to Shoot Waterfall Photography Page for more details.

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Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees to the park.

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