Camera – You can use a compact or DSLR
Camer Bag - Protect your gear from sand and sea salt when you're not using it. The Veloce V III camera bag which is part of Manfrotto's Stile Range will fit your camera gear and a tripod either inside or outside the bag. It also has a top opening which means you can grab your camera without having to open up the entire bag, minimising the amount of sand that'll get into it.
Tripod – Something lightweight and portabl,e such as those found in Manfrotto's Compact series, will fit easily into the car, even if it's full of buckets, spades, picnic items and whatever else a family takes with them on a day trip to the coast! There's also an ultra compact photo version with unique reversible column for times when space really is at a premium.
Hurricane blower and lens cloth – Make sure your lens is free of sea spray and keep grains of sand out.
Here's a technique that covers all the subjects you may want to take photos of at the coast. There's also tips on what equipment to take as well as advice on keeping your gear free from sand.
If you're heading to the coast, here are a few tips to help you capture shots of piers. There's advice on weather, gear and what angles to shoot.
Heading to the coast and taking your camera with you? Make sure you read these tips before you leave.
Finding flotsam is not too difficult, selecting what to take and making anything of it photographically is the most challenging aspect. In this tutorial John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic
shows us what subjects work and shares a few tips on how to capture flotsam well.
Photo by John Gravett - lakelandphotohols.com
If you're heading to the coast this summer spend some time shooting beach huts with our handy tips.