Friday, February 6, 2015

Silly Seven | Great to be Eight

Here are some more beach pictures.
Did you take your camera to the beach and try the little tip I shared in my last post?
You should!
Practice practice, and your photography will get better and better!

The blondie is my 7 year old, and her little bestie who is turning 8.  They couldn't be more opposite--in looks and personality.  But it works for them :)

These were taken in Ventura, CA.

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Beach Winter

The beach is a great winter location to photograph. We've been going a lot. 

 Here's a few of my favorite from the past few beach days.

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Momtographer Tip:
Tilt your camera for a fun little angle (see below photo) especially at the beach where you have such a lateral line running through all your shots (the sky line, the wave lines, and the shore break line all create a very horizontal look, so it's fun to break it up by tilting your camera just a tad).  

I used to be a camera tilt-aholic and I kinda got over it, but I always end up liking the variety.  
Try it some time :)

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At the beach, the sun sets early, and the clouds shift so fast over the water that you get a lot of different light and color, giving you lots of different looks in your photos.

Dark and ominous one minute:

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 Then light and breezy the next.

The above and below photos were taken within a 10-15 minute time window.  Aren't the mood and vibes of the photos so different, all because of the light?

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But of course, people are the best thing to photograph at the beach!

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If you are sneaky with your camera, you can always catch people soaking up the beach peace.

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So.  Take your camera next time you are headed to the shore.
You'll be happy you did!