Beach emotions

Silhouettes of a photographing couple at a colorful ocean beach
1/3 sec | f/4 | ISO 640 | 86mm

I like to give me those little photographic self assignments, to keep my creative juices flowing. Like when I was enjoying a Pacific sunset at Oregon’s Cannon Beach the other day. When I was capturing beach emotions.

Two teenager girls running hand in hand on the beach
1/800 sec | f/8 | ISO 200 | 100mm

There is plenty of opportunity to shoot street photography on the beach. Also some of the genre’s greats did it regularly, like Elliott Erwitt. I was just sitting there in the sand, with my Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4 pro zoom. Trying to capture some beach emotions of the people around me.

Imagining what stories of life were happening around me, what those people were thinking.

Woman and seagull looking into the ocean
1/640 sec | f/7.1 | ISO 200 | 100mm
Silhouette of a hugging couple on the ocean beach
1/1250 sec | f/10 | ISO 200 | 100mm
Silhouette of a boy and his reflection looking at Haystack Rock Cannon Beach
1/400 sec | f/10 | ISO 200| 14mm

Give yourself your own little photographic assignment, grab your camera and head out! Share the link to your results in the comments!

For all my free tips and inspirations around photography visit my Learning Center.

Have a great Thursday!


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  1. These are gorgeous Marcus. I especially liked the silhouetted couple showing joy and the boy looking at the rock – you even captured his glasses in the silhouette! Superb.

  2. Terrific photos, and advice. The last one is fascinating – that person has an unusual silhouette that really adds to the impact. Beautiful colors, too.

  3. Beach emotions are so beautiful, so spontaneous, and very creative! Marcus, I enjoyed these photographs tremendously. They are magnificent!!!
    Best wishes to you!

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