Taking Better Photos Along the Shoreline

Winter descends on the northern hemisphere, so if you are headed to the beaches to take some photos early in the morning or late at night while on vacation, I figured a few tips would be handy.

Here are a few quick tips...

1) Lower your point of view. This photo was taken 2 feet off the ground. It will bring in more foreground into the image and create more of a scene versus a photo.

2) Use a wide angle lens and create more of a panoramic style image... a wider image lets they eye take in more of the photo.

3) Don't always allow the camera to shoot longer exposures to create glass like water. While that is a very calming photo, it can look flat and have little visual interest. This photo was taken at an aperture of f/11, a shutter speed of 1/8th of a second and ISO 800.

4) wait till the waves are receding. A receding wave will create elongated movement along the beach

Happy Shooting...

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com