Planning your seaside excursion
1 Whatever the weather
Don’t be a fair-weather photographer – head out when it’s stormy, too! A mixture of clouds with high winds will give your long-exposure shots added interest in the heavens, as the turbulence in the sky turns into wispy streaks, mimicking the movement of the water.
2 Time of day
If you head to the beach at high noon with clear skies, you’re going to get unflattering overhead light, with high contrast between highlights and shadow. Shooting during the golden hour (30 minutes either side of sunset) means beautiful warm tones in the sky and on the water.