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6 Tips for Stronger Seascapes

Over the years, I’ve certainly shot more water-based imagery than landlocked and though compositionally certain rules and fundamentals apply equally to both – I have learned that seascapes possess unique qualities. I’ve found that my approach to seascapes falls somewhere between a harmonious balance with nature and barely making it back to the car in one piece. Here are six tips to consider when wading into seascape photography.

Look for Clean and Simple

The longer you’re in photography, the more you train your eye to look for clean compositions and the more you think about what NOT to include in your images, rather than what to include. Most of us tend to include way too much in our images when we start photography, with no clear, concise point of interest of the subject.

14 Tips for Capturing Beautiful Sunrises/Sunsets

There’s nothing better than seeing the sky explode with a colourful sunrise and knowing it was worth getting out of bed early for. But a lot of the time it can feel like a bit of a gamble, will it or won’t it light up. As fun as it is losing hours of sleep, driving to the location only to be met with dull/overcast conditions… there are some pretty reliable tricks you can use to ensure you get it right, more often.

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