PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Everyone loves exploring this beautiful place we live, but sometimes it’s hard to capture that beauty in your photos.
This week, AJ McCord takes you out with professional photographer Clifford Paguio to teach you a few basics that will help your pictures live up to your memories.
Tips & tricks
• Shoot with something in the foreground to give your image as much depth as your eyes see
• Practice the rule of thirds, both vertically and horizontally. Split your frame into thirds each way and shoot with your subject in one of the thirds, ideally both vertically and horizontally
• For waterfalls, slow down the shutter speed on your camera to give the water a silky look
To Hike Ponytail Falls:
– Plan for a short 1 mile roundtrip hike
– About 40 minutes from Portland in the Columbia River Gorge (for directions click here)
– Easy in difficulty level but it is almost entirely uphill on the way to Ponytail Falls & downhill most of the way back
*Note: you cannot continue past Ponytail Falls on the trail because of the Eagle Creek Fire, please respect the boundaries and gates in place