Beach holidays these days are really popular and for sure you have tried even once in your life, right? Do you remember everything that happened within the beach holiday or did you took close to a thousand photos to retain all of those things in your head? Perfect for those people who have skills in photography but with a newbie camera and newbie skill set, you could be left disappointed. 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. But keep in mind that it is totally normal for a newbie to get those types of shots, you are not 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. If you want to learn more about beach photography, this article is the best place to start. You will be able to improve your beach photography skills after adhering to these awesome yet simple tips.
1.Using flash on the beach may sound weird but it will be very 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 is what you call the fill in flash. This is what fills all of those dark shadows you have been taking. With fill in flash, it will work only if you are near the object of your supposed shot since it does not light up too much because of the light source present. 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. Just turn the flash on and focus it as what you do in basic capturing. This is how you should do it basically. That is how you normally take a photo, just added the flash. Pretty simple and it provides awesome results. With washed out photos, you can also do something about it. Start by turning the flash down if you have an external flash. 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. You can also try the fill in flash with your subject wearing a hat. The hat emits a shadow but with fill in flash, it can counter that result.