3 Tips on how to take great seascape photos with your phone camera.
People often say to professional photographers – “That’s a great photo, you must have an expensive camera?” Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not the case, you don’t need an expensive camera to take great photos if you know what you’re doing and here are a few tips to help you out.
Firstly let me say all the photos on this blog post were taken on my Samsung phone camera, edited on Instagram and taken within 2 miles walk from my home, the joys of living on the Jurassic coast.
No1 Time of day – This goes for any type of outside photography when using natural light the sun is soft, rich in colour and at its best either first thing in the morning or early evening, just before the sun is setting. Avoid taking photos around midday (between 11-2.30) as the sun is high in the sky and can be harsh with a lot of contrast unless there are clouds in the sky to soften the sun.
No2 Rule of thirds – Think of your image split into three equal parts both horizontally and vertically, then make sure that you place the point of interest on your photo along one of these lines, this will then balance your photo (see image below). Please note that this is not set in stone rule but really a guide after all rules are meant to be broken 🙂
No3 Reflections – With all photos of seascapes you get the most amazing reflection in the water. These lines and colours dancing across the water can enhance your photos so make sure you include them in your frame as you line your photo up. Reflections are particularly strong on a calm day when the water is smooth or when there are dramatic clouds or at dusk when the street lights are turned on.