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How to take pictures by the sea: bring your best photos

How to take pictures by the sea: bring your best photos
28 Apr

A stay by the sea offers beautiful scenery and it would be a sin not to take advantage of it. Some of them will stay in your memory, but others will disappear by the next low tide. How to create images that remind you of the smell of the sea and the sound of crashing waves years later? Here's how.


A family holiday or a stay with friends by an endless blue expanse. Summer, fun and beautiful nature all around. Is there a better place for a photo shoot? You don't have to be a professional to make your photos look like something out of a magazine. You just need to know a few tricks:

  1. Choose the right time of day: Sunset or sunrise offers the best light for a seaside photo shoot. Soft, golden light adds a warm tone and drama to photos. Less intense sunlight allows you to capture more detail and texture.
  2. Use long exposures: to capture the movement of the water or create a misty effect, try using a long exposure. This way you can create dynamic images. Be sure to use a tripod when taking long exposures to keep your phone or camera steady.
  3. Play with composition: Try including an interesting element in the image, such as a rock, boat, or lighthouse. This will help you create depth while adding context to your photos.
  4. Experiment with perspective: Don't limit yourself to traditional horizontal shots. Try getting close to the ground, pointing your camera upwards or lying down in the water (if it's waterproof). Originality is appreciated.
  5. Use a polarizing filter: a polarizing filter will help bring out colors and contrasts, remove glare from the water, and improve the overall quality of the image. This filter is especially useful when photographing seascapes on clear days.
  6. Keep an eye on the weather: the best seaside photos are often taken in dramatic weather. Storms, clouds and strong winds can add an interesting dimension to your images. But be careful and always keep your safety in mind.
  7. Be careful and always be aware of your surroundings: While at the seaside, don't forget to capture local life. Fishermen, surfers or children playing on the beach can make great subjects for documentary photography and add a human element to your images.
  8. Photo processing: don't forget post-production. Use photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to fine-tune contrast, colour and other aspects of your images.


No scientist fell from the sky. Learn from the internet or from others, and most importantly, shoot, shoot, shoot. Follow the work of professionals, share tips and tricks with other enthusiasts and feel free to inspire each other. Collaboration and community can help you improve your craft quickly. And one more thing - when you live by the sea, you can practice in one piece. Try to look around for a place where you can develop your talent whenever you like.