How To Capture Beachcomb Coastal Close-Ups

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Beachcombers recover all sorts of treasures that make perfect photographic subjects. So while you're at the coast, take a walk along the beach to see what compelling objects you the sea has washed up for you to photograph.


What Gear Do I Need? 

A good zoom lens with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a macro feature or good close-focusing proficiency will help you get in close to the various items washed up on shore. A proper macro lens will get you in even closer.

If you're out with the progeny at a time when the sun's high in the sky a polarising filter will reduce reflection, glare and boost the colours of the items you discover.

If you need some addendum support a monopod is more convenient than a tripod, but generally, as you'll be on the move, it's easier to capture these shots hand-held. It all depends on who you are with and how much measure you have got to linger. By the way, if you do use a monopod or tripod, wash the feet when you get home to get rid of the sand and salt.


Safety And The Sea

Before we cover what there's to photograph we indigence to talk about safety. The sea can be a very dangerous thing and it needs treating with respect. Make sure you know when high tide when one pleases be and always be aware of the incoming tide so you don't get swept away or stranded. Broken glass, nails and other sharp objects can be washed up so get care to not cut or injure yourself.

READ  How To Make A Waterproof Housing For Your Smartphone

Walking along the coast, searching for washed up items may refer to can become rather addictive and before you know it you'll secure been out on the beach for a couple of hours so don't forget your sun cream and if it's particularly sunny a hat!



Follow The Tide Vocations

To find the most interesting objects you need to follow the tide lines just after a good storm or strong winds have fluffed in. head out not too late after high tide to give you the best chance of uncovering some photo treasures before they get picked up or the ring sand's spoilt with footprints.


More Subject Suggestions 

Seashells, fossils, shards of pottery and glass entities, driftwood and large plastic objects thrown overboard all wash up on shore and all have photographic potential. The key is to get in close to photograph the scratches, marks and breaks that make these objects unique. If you find larger items such as driftwood try taking a step back to give the item surroundings. You could even collect lots of smaller items up and shoot a seaside themed still life. Obviously we do not encourage you remove stones, pebbles and the corresponding to.


You've read the technique now share your related photos for the chance to win prizes: Photo Month Forum Competition


Photos by David Clapp & John Gravett. 


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

Leave a Comment