GALLERY >> SEA

Ocean Wave

Ocean Wave

Crashing Waves on the Shore

Crashing Waves on the Shore

Sea snail shell on a mossy rock

Sea snail shell on a mossy rock

Aerial of beautiful Athens

Aerial of beautiful Athens

School of fish passing the boat

School of fish passing the boat

Prickly black sea urchins and tiny fish

Prickly black sea urchins and tiny fish

Stormy skies brewing over the sea

Stormy skies brewing over the sea

Small boat at sea in the rain

Small boat at sea in the rain

Dark rain clouds over the sea

Dark rain clouds over the sea

Thick clouds over the sea and a beach umbrella

Thick clouds over the sea and a beach umbrella

Fishing boats foraging at sea

Fishing boats foraging at sea

The beauty of sea and sky

The beauty of sea and sky

The sea...

The sea...

Crystal clear cool rippling seawater

Crystal clear cool rippling seawater

Perfectly plain and smooth seabed

Perfectly plain and smooth seabed

Gushing bubbling waves of seawater

Gushing bubbling waves of seawater

Sun drenched glistening waters

Sun drenched glistening waters

Deserted old yacht out at sea

Deserted old yacht out at sea

Glinting silver of moonlight on the waters

Glinting silver of moonlight on the waters

Moss floating on still waters

Moss floating on still waters

Peaceful and serene seashore

Peaceful and serene seashore

Two boats at sea at night

Two boats at sea at night

Quiet waves of the sea at night

Quiet waves of the sea at night

The wind on the sea

The wind on the sea

Inflatable playground for fun at sea

Inflatable playground for fun at sea

Waves splashing water against the rocks

Waves splashing water against the rocks

Small waves on a sunny day

Small waves on a sunny day

Burdzi peninsula stretching into the Pacific

Burdzi peninsula stretching into the Pacific

Two ropes over the sea

Two ropes over the sea

Seeing Castle Bourdzi at a distance

Seeing Castle Bourdzi at a distance

Burdzi from the heights of Nafplio

Burdzi from the heights of Nafplio

Sketch of the beach

Sketch of the beach

A bench and Burdzi

A bench and Burdzi

Boat parked on the beautiful aquamarine coast

Boat parked on the beautiful aquamarine coast

Bridge over the sea

Bridge over the sea

Clear waters of the Aegean Sea

Clear waters of the Aegean Sea

Dove on the seashore

Dove on the seashore

Deserted fishing nets and deserted Burdzi

Deserted fishing nets and deserted Burdzi

Large parking near the sea

Large parking near the sea

Marine fungi on the rocks

Marine fungi on the rocks

Marine fungi on the rope

Marine fungi on the rope

Metal stairs and the sea

Metal stairs and the sea

Proud tree overlooking the blue ocean

Proud tree overlooking the blue ocean

Calm waves hitting the shore

Calm waves hitting the shore

A pathway into the ocean

A pathway into the ocean

Tiny flower facing the sea

Tiny flower facing the sea

Lonely deserted fortress Castle Bourdzi

Lonely deserted fortress Castle Bourdzi

School of fish in aquamarine seas

School of fish in aquamarine seas

Strong rope beneath the water holding the boat

Strong rope beneath the water holding the boat

Large stump overlooking the yachts

Large stump overlooking the yachts

Rippling bubbles from small waves

Rippling bubbles from small waves

Magnificent oceanic aerial of Greece Nafplio

Magnificent oceanic aerial of Greece Nafplio

Trident fishing rods on the beach

Trident fishing rods on the beach

Nafplio stretching into the cool blue pacific

Nafplio stretching into the cool blue pacific

Quite Aegean sea on a beautiful day

Quite Aegean sea on a beautiful day

Black shells and ceramic on the seafloor

Black shells and ceramic on the seafloor

The gateway to Poseidon’s domain

The gateway to Poseidon’s domain

Small bubbling white waterfall

Small bubbling white waterfall

Beautiful multicolored sea plant and reefs

Beautiful multicolored sea plant and reefs

Stone formation and colorful sea bed

Stone formation and colorful sea bed

Decorative flowers on the rocks

Decorative flowers on the rocks

Empty beach shack and green seaside plants

Empty beach shack and green seaside plants

Clear waters showing plants on the seafloor

Clear waters showing plants on the seafloor

Moss covered arrow rock in the sea

Moss covered arrow rock in the sea

Glimpse of distant sea through cactus

Glimpse of distant sea through cactus

Welcome mat at the ship harbor

Welcome mat at the ship harbor

Graffiti changing room on the beach

Graffiti changing room on the beach

The sea presents one of the most diverse and overall dramatic subjects of photography. The sea’s calm tranquillity, its raging power or its seemingly infinite reach provides an ever changing and dynamic landscape with a rich variety of natural light settings in which to shoot. All these characteristics make any sea or beach spot a natural arena for producing exceptional pieces of fine art photography. 

 However beautiful the scenery may be, it is easy to end up with an endless roll of the most static and boring images of this marine landscape. There are a few important tricks of the trade to achieve beautiful and captivating beach photographs.

 The very first thing that a photographer wants to do when filming at sea locations is to be aware of how timing affects the lighting in the image. When a scene is very reflective it produces a glare that causes too much contrast. The sea is a very reflective surface and the light colour of sand also makes it reflective. Therefore, shooting in the mid-day sun is not recommended. The best lighting for sea photography is at dawn or dusk. Not only do these two times dramatically change the scenery, but the specular colours that come with it is a nice change to the regular blue and yellow of sea pictures.

A sea or beach shot can be made redundant if the picture is not taken with a focal point. Shooting the wide open spaces of sand, sea or the horizon will generally produce a flat uninteresting image. However, finding an interesting subject to bring focus to the image will greatly enhance the picture and add character. Just take a second and look around before you start shooting. This location is filled with interesting subjects from patterns in the sand, marine life, structures or articles in or on the beach or even the pattern of clouds in the sky; all of which will help to frame your photograph and add a more realistic feel to the image. These focal points can also add a splash of brilliant colour that adds more life to the image. The rule of third is also a relevant point to note since this prevents the photographer from capturing images that lack proper composition. If ignored, this too could produce uninteresting images.

Be on the lookout for occasions where the sea maybe different. Boats or other vessels cruising along, waves and ripples, changes caused by the weather like storm clouds or fog, and shooting in the night time are all occurrences that provide for the opportunity to obtain amazing photographs of the sea landscape. It is important to note also that exposure time can produce more detail to enhance your images. Use shorter exposure time for slower movements like ripple and small waves and long exposure time to freeze and capture harsher motion live spraying waves.

Like shooting any other type of image, an eye for details and good technique will help the photographer to produce exceptional sea images.