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