One of the best souvenirs you take home from a vacation along with your bag full of memories is the photographs you click. Those images, that capture a moment in time from your life, have the capacity to transport you back in time to relive and enjoy the fun moments. Needless to say, it is worth investing time and efforts to get the right shot at the beach during your Andaman tour. Here are some great beach photo tips to get good photographs on the beach
Different time, different lights
If you want to get those ethereal, dreamy shots on the beach, the best time to get it is during the golden hour – one hour before sunrise or sunset when the sky changes into hues of pink and orange. During other times, the beach gets a full sun and hence you’ll have to position yourself in a way that your face isn’t in the shadow.
What other than waves and sand
The beach constitutes of these two main elements but most times it has more than what meets the eye. A railing where people can sit, an odd hawker, a path way, the unique light house and a dense setting of coconut trees are all venues to get good shots. Look for a good shot composition opportunity that gives you more than the usual
Get the reflective shots – Beach photo tips that work great
Photos at the edge of the wave line often has the water reflecting the images. This makes for a great play for images taken during full sunlight. You can take a wide shot to capture the subject and the reflection in whole so that the shot feels complete. You can also use interesting objects like sunglasses to have a great reflection shot
Go black and white
While most cameras and phones have filter options that can be used to add sepia or black and white tones to the photo, think of ‘distant’ photographs that can actually be converted and framed at home. Think of where you want to place your subject, camera angles and light requirements before you go with this shot.
Go with pastels
Most picture perfect beach photos that you see have people wearing whites or pastels that add a soft touch to the surrounding calm. It also adds a great ‘timeless’ look to the photo. If you are going at a time when it is slightly crowded, go for more colourful options.
Jumpies and selfies
Show off your fun side with weird selfies and well timed jumpies. The best way to get jumpies is to set your mobile / camera with one of the apps that takes 10 photos a second, where you are bound to get at least one that looks good. The other way is to time it perfectly well and jump as high as possible!
Selfies focus on you more than the background so make it about fun moments. Selfies can be done around an activity like one with your sand castle, wearing an interesting beach hat, having a chill with some coconut water and the likes.
These are photos where you capture anything from foot prints to blurs that make it look more like stock photo but your own. It can be a writing on the beach, the outline of the waves or simply capturing everyone’s feet against the shoreline.
Getting good beach photos on your Andaman tour and framing one on your photo wall will help you take a part of the beach fun and relive it every day. Hope these beach photo tips come handy.
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