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3 tips on taking beach photography

As spring is almost coming to an end, and with summer just around the corner, I’ve decided to do a post on beach photography (YAY!).

If you are wondering how you can make you photos in the beach look nice, here’s a post dedicated for you!

1. Don’t face the sun directly!!!
Many people are under the impression that facing the sun makes you fit in the background and makes everything well lit, instead of having your face covered in the shades in a bright background.

Usually, I agree that having a light source is good. However, when it comes to summer, with the sun so bright, I DON’T recommend facing the sun directly, because it makes your face overexposed (i.e. way too bright). Try facing the sun at an angle, where the light is evenly distributed on your face, but at the same time does not make your face too white.

beach photography
Beach photography

2. The skyline doesn’t always have to be exactly horizontal!
You don’t always have to have the skyline run through the picture horizontally. As I have always emphasized, photography is about exploring! Explore the different angles until you find one that you like!

There is no right or wrong in photography, so take your time to enjoy it 🙂


3. Take the photos with a clear blue sky
This might seem intuitive to you, but it is all about planning. You have to plan your day well for a photoshoot. Without a clear blue sky, the water would not be as blue as that with a blue sky. This is because part of the blueness is actually reflected from the sky, causing the sea to appear blue-r whenever it is a nice sunny day.

Of course, you can say that as long as you can do post-processing, it doesn’t matter. However, in my opinion, photography is not only about showing your work to others. It is also about feeling and seeing what you see, then sharing your perspective with others.

So, if I were you, I would definitely get some planning going on first!


There you go! a few tips on taking beach photography! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found it helpful! If there’s anything you want to learn about or see, please feel free to let me know! I will always be checking the comments here 🙂

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