:: location scouting – folly beach ::

Shooting on a beach is so very different from anything else and it challenges me to use light in a different way.  I prefer shooting in open shade to filter the natural light and at the beach, that isn’t really an option.  Now that I live at the beach, I’m really challenging myself both technically + creatively to produce beautiful images in the direct sunlight.  In late May, we took Beckham to Folly Beach for the first time and I used it as an opportunity to practice my beach photography.  Talk about being a glutton for punishment – not only was I shooting in a bright environment, I was shooting a puppy.  And not just any puppy… a hyper black puppy.  For those of you who aren’t pet photographers, black dogs are notoriously hard to photograph.  Beckham did a fabulous job though, so I hope you enjoy these beach photos from Folly!

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  • July 31, 2012 - 3:39 am

    Framing cats and dogs - Looks like you’ve done a really good job of these though, even with the challenges. I love shooting at the beach, but here in the UK we are ‘lucky’ enough not to have to worry about the strong sunlight so much. We have hardly seen it this year :(ReplyCancel

  • July 31, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Beth - Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • August 1, 2012 - 10:22 pm

    Bev Vycital Photography - Love your use of lens flare Dana. Beautiful shots of an adorable puppy!ReplyCancel

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