A lot of people are so into the beach lately that beach holidays are getting really popular these days. You had so much fun that you took almost a thousand photos within the beach holiday to try and remember everything that happened that day. But did all of those shots look terrible and you are only left with a blank expression of disappointment? Make sure that you keep your camera just at the right angle or else you will be getting all dark photos at the beach because of the light. You will be snapping harsh black shadows all day on their face if you do not know how to take photos at the beach. There are hundreds or even thousands of people having the same problem so do not worry, you are not dubbed as the worst photographer in the world.
With the bright light of day gleaming through, beach photography will be a lot harder. The beach is a hot and reflective place making it very hard for an amateur to get decent shots. But the listed tips below just might get you on the right track and help you get better shots at the beach. After reading this article, you will be able to see the basics of beach photography and improve your skills.
1.Using your flash with beach photography is going to be weird but useful. You might think that it is stupid to use flash while there is already enough light to go by but this is actually a professional technique. This technique is called the fill in flash. This is what fills all of those dark shadows you have been taking. You will only see results with fill in flash when you are near the object that you will take a photo of because it will not illuminate too much because of the sun light. Portraits are the best with fill in flash, that is the perfect time to take that perfect shot. If you use the bright sky background, you will get an even better portrait. It is quite simple, all you need to do is turn your flash on and then focus on the object and click. That is how you do, basic and simple. That is how you normally take a photo, just added the flash. Pretty simple and it provides awesome results. But if the object turned out to be a little washed out, you can try doing another thing. Try to turn down the flash if you have an external flash on your camera. Take a step or two back from the initial point of the object and take another shot. This would result in a more vivid background type of photo. You should expect the subject’s face to be lit as well with no shadows. It is also perfect for you to be using the fill in flash with a subject wearing a hat. This stops the shadow from the hat covering the wearer’s face.