September 3, 2009
Advice on Beach Photography
The beach can be a natural option for most people who want to take day trips or long vacations. Due to changing weather conditions, the shapes of the sand can differ season after season. The colours of the waters and skies can alter as the day slowly advances into night, and the night into day. The beach provides lots of opportunities to capture interesting sights and natural beauties. Hence, it is almost always disappointing not to bring a digital camera or camera phone during a beach holiday. But before you hit the beach, know about these photography tips.
The beach is brimming with lots of photographic opportunities every time you come, so look for focal points. Do not just settle for cliché shots. A sand castle, a set of footprints, sunscreen at the water’s edge, or crashing waves can be something of interest. Timing is and always will be important, specifically in photography. As many have known, the start and end of the day are good times to shoot beach sceneries. It is when the sun lets out interesting sky effects. Anyway, another timing concern is about going to the beach during an inclement weather. Nevertheless, these are the moments when few people are around and you can capture exciting scenes such as stormy seas and dramatic clouds. When framing the horizon, capture it in a way that the ocean does not slope downwards or upwards. Always get your horizon straight, although you have to shot at different angles. To get the right exposure, switch to manual mode and play with the different exposure levels of your camera. Same goes for other features like fill flash and lens filters, use your imagination and do some experimentation.
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