Shore thing

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Firstly I must say how much I en­joyed Ja­son’s video tu­to­rial on slow seascape pho­tog­ra­phy ( N-Photo is­sue 72) and ap­plaud him for how much in­for­ma­tion he got into the ar­ti­cle. I cer­tainly learned some­thing new – such as switch­ing the white bal­ance from Auto to Cloudy to em­pha­size the warm glow of sun­set.

How­ever, I feel I must re­quest that N-Photo draw at­ten­tion to the dangers of pho­tog­ra­phy at the seashore, in par­tic­u­lar in windy and stormy con­di­tions. Ja­son cor­rectly ad­vises to en­sure ti­dal and light con­di­tions co­in­cide to achieve the best im­ages, but please also en­sure that you are able to re­treat rapidly and safely if the tide is com­ing in and that you have at least one eye is on the sea at all times! Ian Dou­glas, via email Ian, you’re quite right – be­ing safe is very im­por­tant when shoot­ing at the coast. One les­son we learned from our Ice­land Ap­pren­tice fea­ture, back in is­sue 57, was that you should watch the waves for 15 min­utes or so be­fore ven­tur­ing down to the shore­line, in case a freak wave comes in. If in doubt, safety first, pho­tos se­cond.

Take care when shoot­ing at the coast in wet and windy con­di­tions and watch the pat­tern of the waves

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