5 Quick Tips for Better Beach Photography

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Beach, the word itself gets me excited,  often a charmed up place which is full of fun and excitement. Sometimes, just being at a beach and doing nothing is enough to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Such is the charisma of a beach. For many of us, beaches are perfect for family outings and picnic. We simply adore beaches to a great extent, but often find it difficult to click a descent 7 better looking beach photograph. Sometimes it is too bright that everything looks white washed and sometimes it is too dark to identify people. To get rid of all this and click better beach picture, we have some tips for you. The tips listed below will certainly help you take better beach photographs.

1. Avoid putting the horizon in the center:

To compose a better beach photo, avoid putting the horizon right in the center dividing your picture into two equal portions. Instead, Follow the rule-of-thirds and place the horizon either in the upper section or the lower section of your frame. It all depends where the interestingness is more, if it is in the foreground, place the horizon in the upper section of the frame of else the background is more interesting, then place the horizon in the lower section of the frame.

2. Capture the enjoyment

Being on the beach is full of fun, excitement and action. Make sure you capture all of it. Do not miss the opportunity to capture enjoyment of being at the beach. Run on the sand, play in the water, and have loads of fun. But be sure that you do not damage your camera.

3. Avoid harsh shadows:

Shooting during the peak hours of sunlight often results in harsh shadows. And the bad part is that most of the time they are inevitable. However, you can still get rid of these harsh shadows. By using a fill flash, you can throw some light on your subject's face. Fill flash may help to avoid people looking underexposed against bright content of the beach. Fill flash helps in reducing dark shadows created by overhead sun, specifically around the eyes and and under the nose.

4. Find other interesting subjects

Beaches are a great place where you can find a variety of things to photograph. Birds, trees, boats, seagulls, crab or any other creature that you spot. Using a good quality zoom you can virtually get close to the subject and photograph it. Remember just use the optical zoom and avoid using digital zoom to retain picture quality.

5. Choose the best times of day to take beach photos:

It is good to be on a beach at anytime of the day. But as far as photography is concerned, avoid clicking pictures when the sun is straight over your head. This is time when you may encounter harsh shadows and often find it difficult to tackle strong and bright light. The best time for beach photography is either the beginning of the day or towards the end of the day. Sunrise ans sunsets are also the best time for beach photography.

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