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!