Capturing water can be a tricky thing to master, but with the right setup it’s not that hard. For close-ups a good natural light source and a macro lens will do the trick. And you can create free water stock photos like the ones below with ease. However, photographic moving water is a bit different where you have to freeze motion with a fast shutter speed. If you have insufficient light just turn up the ISO a bit.
If you’re new to photography and want to learn how to create good looking photos of water, waterfalls, oceans or landscapes check out this tutorial by Digital Photography School; 5 Tips on Photographing Water. I’m sure you can pick up a few things from that article.
The free water photos I’ve picked out for this post are mostly macro images showing close-ups of splashing water and droplets. Although some are more like photos for drink advertisements, which is good because they often come in handy when you need to whip up a poster or need an image for a blog post. Either way, I hope you get inspired to create something awesome with water!
Water drops on a window
Wet Spider Web
Splashing Water Bottle
Liquid on the Feather
Water Drop Macro
Young Woman Drinking Sparkling Water at the Beach
More Free Water Stock Photos
If you need more images of water, you can find thousands of free water photos in our gallery. We also have a large collection of liquid and droplet stock photos as well. Enjoy!