Have you ever wondered how photographers capture those dreamy beach photos you see on Instagram and Pinterest? After trading my corporate suit + heels in NYC for a camera, surfboard, and beautiful waves in Costa Rica a couple of years ago, I started photographing the tropical beach town around me. What started as a fun and creative outlet has evolved into my full time passion. Over the past couple of years I’ve received a hands-on, crash course in photographing at the beach - - especially since Costa Rica is located 10 degrees North of the Equator = very intense sun. If you’re headed to the beach with your camera, check out my 5 Beach Photography Hacks to capture your very own dreamy beach images!
5 Beach Photography Hacks
The best time of day to photograph on the beach is in the early morning or late afternoon.
During the middle of the day when the sun is the strong and the light is intense, photograph in the shade.
Play with cool shadows!
Make sure the horizon line is straight.
Backlight your subject to avoid squinting and uneven shadows falling across faces.
(Ok, I couldn't help myself to just 5 beach photography hacks) Turn off the flash while photographing sunset or sunrise!