6 Hit the coast
Go beyond traditional beach images next time you’re beside the seaside
For many of us, summer days remind us of childhoods spent roaming the beach under a hot sky. A wide-angle lens is the go-to choice for photographing coastal scenes, and even a kit lens can be put to good use here. Don’t feel limited to these expansive views of sand and sea, though. Why not use a telephoto lens to hone in on footprints in the sand, or boats bobbing about on a sparkling ocean? The light quality can indicate to a viewer where and when an image was shot, so you don’t always have to include obvious visual clues.
Cliff-sides are striking on a sunny day, when foliage contrasts with the sea beyond