Capturing the ultimate beach photography means taking home great memories, cool images to share and true treasure offered free from nature. You may always take your camera with you, or sometimes wish you had thought of taking photos but with digital cameras, taking good images is just so easy. The trick is to know just when to use it to get some amazing images.
If you have been hanging around with me here you will know that I love taking photos. I am no expert but sometimes I like to pretend I am. Beach photos are a passion of mine although I find it hard to paint ocean scenes I find it different when it comes to beach photography.
Capturing Waves is fun
If the beach is not giving out good photography vibes but the sea has a nice swell with waves breaking in, big or small then you can have fun just trying to capture the waves and practice getting your timing just right. Waves big and small take good images.
Sometimes you just know when the time is right for a photo. For me, this brings a number of factors in together. The colour of the water, the way the light is shimmering across the sea.The position of the sun. Then there are the props to bring in a focus point It could be an old branch or piece of driftwood, a boat, sea bird, shells, tree or palm, waves or people splashing in the sea. You soon learn to know exactly when the time is right. When there are enough elements together to take a balanced Image. The trick is to make sure you then have the camera on hand.
Time it Right
Looking to capture the sun shimmering across the sea. Go for early mornings or try sunset in some cases. If you want the wild sea head out with your camera before, during or just after a storm. Photos usually look better when the tide is in. There are a number of factors that make for a good beach image and timing is one of them. Sometimes I get to the beach and the light is all wrong, the sea looks flat and the water looks uninviting and dirty. Timing can mean everything.
Just looking for a couple of interesting elements together, the right light and perfect angle. You will soon get good at spotting it.
All you need is the right light, subject and the best angle to enhance it. Once you become interested in taking beach photos the rest soon just comes easy. In no time you will always be on the lookout for the perfect shot.
Digital Cameras are so cool. You can take tons of photos and just pick out the best of them. The trick is to have your camera with you when the time is just right. Having backup battery power is good too. I have fallen flat with this and been disappointed. Now I cart two cameras and lots of spare batteries and my husband to help carry them. That’s being organised. If you are an amateur like me and just like taking photos you don’t need a big fancy camera. Just a good digital camera will do.