Chris Hanley is one of Damien Lovegroves training experts and also one of Damien's co tutors. Courses are now available on how to replicate their shooting styles on Damien's website
. You can also visit Chris Hanley's
blog for more information.
Here's his tip:
"Build the children a sand model. I make a speedboat that they can sit in. Once the boat has been built, add a spade for a steering wheel and get them to sail off on an adventure. This captivates them for a good 15mins and keeps them in one place.
The clever bit is building the sand model in the right place. Before you start building, look at the background from 360 degrees.
Aim for a nice sea backdrop and maybe a golden sand backdrop or bright colourful out of focus beach brollies.
Stick the 70-200mm on the camera and shoot gorgeous pictures from about 10 foot away paying attention to your backgrounds. Shoot ISO 200 f/5.6 for quality.
Keep the picture tight and bright. If its hot and sunny, don't forget to make sure the children have sunblock on and sun hats."