Seven Ways to Improve Your Seascape Photos

Incorporating a body of water into a landscape photo is one of the best ways to add visual interest, create a flow that leads the viewer's eye across the image, and drastically alter the mood you're trying to create. This excellent video will give you seven tips to improve your seascape images.

Coming to you from Andrew Marr, this great video will give you seven tips to improve your seascape photos. Two tools you'll definitely want when shooting these images are an ND filter and a polarizing filter. The ND filter blocks light, allowing you to increase your shutter speed to get those silky smooth effects that are so popular in these sorts of images. Meanwhile, the polarizer allows you to remove glare and reflections from the water if you so desire. What I've always loved about shooting with bodies of water is that there are so many ways to render them, and by varying your techniques and artistic choices, you can achieve a wide range of looks without ever moving your camera. I especially support Marr's advice to get in the water. Getting low with a wide angle lens can provide for dramatic shots. Of course, always put safety first and be very careful entering any body of water, particularly if it's moving. Check out the video above for Marr's helpful tips. 

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Michael Kormos's picture

Thank you for featuring content that supports the use of filters in landscape photography. They’re especially valued in seascapes where exposure bracketing and HDR just don’t yield the same end-result.