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5 Tutorials On Photographing The Sea

5 Tutorials On Photographing The Sea - Here are five tutorials that'll help you take better photos at the coast.

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Landscape and Travel

With summer on its way, the weather should (hopefully) be picking up which means we can spend more time outdoors with our cameras and as the coast is in easy reach for many of us who live in the UK, the good weather gives us the perfect excuse to make the coastline our subject.

Gear Suggestions:

  • Wide-angle lens – For shooting the sea, beach and pier
  • Tripod – This is an essential piece of kit for landscape photographers. A tripod will help you keep your horizons straight and stop camera shake spoiling your long exposure shots of waves. Vanguard have a wide selection of award-winning tripods starting with the flexible Alta Pro range and moving on to the compact and light-weight Nivelo models.
  • Polarising Filter – Cut down on reflections and boost colours in the sky.
  • Lens Cloth – Keep your gear free from salty sea spray. A Hurrican blower's also useful for removing grains of sand.
Nivelo Tripod



Photo by David Clapp.

5 Tips To Improve Your Coastal Landscapes

Heading to the coast and taking your camera with you? Make sure you read these tips before you leave. We list a couple of gear suggestions, plus tips on using foreground interest, long exposures, reflections and horizons.

Photo by David Clapp.

Tips On Photographing Stormy Seas

Want to take photos of stormy seas but aren't so sure on where to start? Have a read of this article. In this tutorial you'll find safety tips, shooting locations as well as advice on planning and timing.

Photo by Peter Bargh.

Pier Photography Tips

This one isn't just about the sea, however as piers are at the coast, the sea does often feature in pier shots. Read on for advice on where to shoot from, when and how.

Beach, sea, long exposure
Photo by John Gravett.

Capture Motion And Movement In The Landscape

OK, the whole article isn't about the coast but it is listed! Scroll down the piece, written by John Gravett, to learn how to exaggerate the sea's movement.

Photo by David Clapp.

Shooting Long Exposures At The Coast

Learn how to use long exposures to add some creative blur to the sea. It's not a new technique but it's one that works well and doesn't seem to lose popularity.

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