The Easter break is traditionally a time for going on a short break. For many people this will mean a trip to the coast and their favourite seaside resort to get away from it all.
If you're heading off to the coast and are taking your camera with you, here are ten top coastal photos from ePHOTOzine's award gallery to inspire your coastal shoot. We've also put together some gear hints and tips as well as links to coastal photography tutorials.
At this time of year, the coast can still be pretty chilly, so make sure you wrap up warm and take your waterproofs in case it rains. If you're going to be shooting in the sea make sure you wash off your tripod when you're done and pack one that has spiked feet as this will help you keep a sturdy base when working in wet sand. Vanguard's Abeo Plus 323CT
comes with a variety of feet, plus the central column features a hook you can hang a bag of stones or other weighty objects off to balance the tripod.
Keep your gear free from salt water and sand by packing it inside a waterproof and properly padded rucksack. Vanguard's Kinray Lite
range is ideal for adventure and nature photography.
For more tips, take a look at our coast photography tutorials:
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