Find a Waterfall Near You

by | Mar 20, 2012 | Recommendations | 4 comments

As I was browsing around the Internet looking for nice spots to take pictures at in the Los Angles area, I ran across this handy, interactive map called World of Waterfalls.

Though it’s not exactly comprehensive, the map is certainly a very useful one for certain areas. Who knows, you might be close enough to a spot where it could be very helpful!

The more I scout around for good photogenic locations, the more I wish there was one single map with millions of suggested, pinned scenic locations on it. It obsesses me so much that I've started my own.  🙂  I like to call it a "Scouting Guide" because, as a photographer, I like to include my photography-specific field notes, like times of day that it might be best or what lenses I used to get the photos I did. And it includes more than just waterfalls!

But, back to waterfalls, using World of Waterfalls, photos from Google Images and another great website,, I'm beginning to get better at finding great waterfalls. Here's a pretty cool one I found recently at Kent Falls State Park in Connecticut. It was actually a series of waterfalls flowing down a long valley, so this was only one of the shots that I came away with that I liked:

_Canon EOS 40D, 17 mm, 1.0 sec at f - 8

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  1. Valeria

    I am looking for some in Florida .
    Can you help me??
    Thank you

  2. John Harvey jr

    Thanks James useful info.

  3. James Staddon

    After you’ve found the waterfall, figuring out a way to photograph it beautifully is a completely different story! I just ran across a really good ebook called “The Ultimate Guide to Long Exposure Photography” by Christian Hoiberg and as we all know, long exposure plays a huge role in nice pictures of waterfalls! I haven’t read it yet, but I have it and have breezed over it and am pretty sure that I could wholeheartedly recommend it. It’s only a $20 ebook, but it’s included in the 2018 Ultimate Photography Bundle that’s running this week for anyone who wants to pick it up for practically free: *


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