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Landscape photography, particularly coastal landscape photography, is a lifelong obsession for many of us. From capturing the movement of the sea to ensuring you get the lighting and foreground you need, coastal landscapes can be very rewarding provided you get the technical details correct.
Creating compelling coastal shots is not an easy task, but part of the challenge is learning the different styles and techniques you'll need to ensure you capture your creative vision.
Here are 3 free ebooks that will bring your coastal landscapes up to scratch:
From Rob Wood, this free guide outlines some easy basics for getting started in coastal landscape photography. This guide covers some tips you may like to think about next time you have your camera down near the sea including, the best time of day to shoot, filters that you shouldn't be without, dealing with low light and even thinking about converting your seascape to black and white.
This is a great quick guide to give you a brief but relevant overview of the basics.
A great guide from Jason D Little, Photographing Seascapes gives you just that. Here Jason gives you valuable information about shooting conditions including the weather, time of day and tide. Also, this free guide covers some of the gear you'll need to capture that perfect coastal shot, and Jason also provides some interesting and useful information on composition. This guide is a great all-rounder to hone your seascape skills.
Here Kent DuFault has written an excellent (and extensive) eBook on how to infuse drama into your coastal photography. In this free guide, you can learn just how to make your coastal images award winners.
Here are just some of the things you will learn in this ebook:
- How to inject some sense of perspective into a subject that is simply wide and flat
- Why it can be beneficial to include the shoreline and the water in the same shot
- How to add interest with common elements found around the coastline
- Inserting people to add drama
- If there is wildlife around, why you should use it
- Adding long exposure fun to your coastal visit
This is definitely your ultimate guide to creating awesome coastal photography.
Now, these free ebooks will give you a very good start, but if you want to get in-depth into landscape photography, check out Kent DuFault's The Complete Landscape Photography Guide. It is comprehensive in its training and the illustrations give you the visuals to help you grasp the concepts of great landscape photography. Better still are the assignments that help you put your learnings into practice.