Once you have prepared a shot rigorously, then you can focus on emotion and expression. Forgetting the pump pumping water, the fan filling up a balloon or the Mandy camera used in API photography. That non-technical focus during the photoshoot is what we aim for.
Water in photography needs thoughtful preparations and special equipment to work well in photographic situations. You should not have to hope for a nice wave or a splash of water to come around. With know-how water can take directions.