Tips From a Pro: Shoot Striking Beach Landscape Photos
Location: South Maui, Hawaii.
Gear: Canon 5D MARK II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Singh-Ray Galen Rowell 3-stop, hard-edge and 2-stop soft edge split ND filter. Gitzo Carbon 6X Explorer GT2541EX tripod, Acratech leveling base and GP-S ballhead.
“I’m often asked what the key is to getting the best sunset shot at the beach, and my answer is always the same: Patience and persistence. You can go to the same beach for three consecutive evenings, and get three distinctly different sunsets. If the conditions aren’t right one night, go back the next. You might be pleasantly surprised. For this image, it took several days of visiting the same location until the right combination of vog, clouds and high tide melded together for the perfect image.”