A lot of people are so into the beach lately that beach holidays are getting really popular these days. Beach holidays are really beautiful that people try to take thousands of photos of it to try and remember how fun it was back then. But did all of those shots look terrible and you are only left with a blank expression of disappointment? Maybe you took a shot of your partner on the beach only to find out that the once so bright beach turned into a dark shadowy beach. You need to know that taking photos of your friends and seeing dark shadows on their face can be very frustrating. 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.
It will be a lot harder for you to have awesome shots at the beach because of the gleaming bright light of day. The beach is a hot and very reflective place which makes it very hard to get good 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 doubt this article because of using flash while there is enough sunlight to come by but this is what professional photographers do as well. This technique is called the fill in flash. This will be a huge help for filling in all those dark shadows. With fill in flash, the results will only show when you are near the thing or person that you will be taking a photo of because with the sun light present, the camera flash cannot illuminate that far. Portraits are the best with fill in flash, that is the perfect time to take that perfect shot. You will get an awesome background because of the bright sky. It is quite simple, all you need to do is turn your flash on and then focus on the object and click. This is how you should do it basically. Take a photo on something as what you normally do, just add the flash. It might sound simple but the results are better than before. You can also do something about your washed out photos as well. Start by turning the flash down if you have an external flash. You should take a step back or two and then try to take another photo of the subject. This would result in a more vivid background type of photo. Plus the subject’s face should be left with no black shadows and will be well lit. You can also try the fill in flash with your subject wearing a hat. This stops the shadow from the hat covering the wearer’s face.