Quick Portrait Breakdown: From Beach Snapshot to Framed Canvas


Anyone who has gone to the beach with the family understands the pressure on the photographer in the family to capture the perfect portrait on the beach.

It’s not like there aren’t enough things to worry about between hitting the lighting at the right time, to timing your shot in between random beach walkers to keeping sand out of your camera bag. On top of normal photographer thoughts, there is the challenge of working with your own kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews who don’t see you as a photographer but as dad/mom/grandpa/grandma/uncle/aunt with a dorky habit of carrying a camera. [Read more…]


23 Awesome Beach Photos

underneath a star by jaeWALK

Every year, I try to make it to the beach with my family if possible.  Since we don’t live near the beach, it’s always special for us to see the ocean, play in the sand and splash in the waves.  It’s also a challenge to try to get above average beach pics.

There are so many things competing against good photos at the beach – midday sun, tons of people, keeping track of kids, that fat guy that’s always in the background and keeping sand out of your camera.  Below, you’ll find 23 awesome beach images that beat the elements and the odds.  Granted, these are not your typical family vacation photos; however, with a little bit of effort, there’s no reason you can’t bring a few images like these back from your next trip to the beach. [Read more…]