West Beach Photos and Art

palm treesWelcome to West Beach Photos

I created this page as a mental vacation page.  Someplace serene for you de-stress and find beautiful beach photography and daily views of sandy beaches to calm your day. 

We specialize in western beach photography art on posters, cards and more.

There's also interesting info on how to remember your own fun, personal day at the beach when you go on your next vacation.  Family beach photos make nice screensavers too!

West Beach Photos Contents Quick Links:

Fun:  Beach-Themed Art Posters

Article:  How To Take Great Photos of Your Family at the Beach

Wedding:  Unique, Custom Beach-Theme Invitations & More

Beautiful Beach-Themed Posters

Dress up your walls with some of my favorite original beach photography from Zazzle

Sand Dunes Beach Wave Boat Photo Poster Print
Sand Dunes Beach Wave
Boat Photo Poster Print

by hollandshop
McWay Cove Pacific Ocean art print
McWay Cove Pacific
Ocean Art Poster

by fstasu50
Golden Gate bridge from Barker Beach Posters
Golden Gate Bridge
from Barker Beach Posters

by fstasu53

How To Take Great Photos Of Your Family
At The Beach This Summer

By Mary Buck

Soon we will all be going down to the Florida for our family summer vacations. As a professional photographer, the most common question I am asked by my clients is how to take good pictures of their kids and family at the beach.

Here are just a few tips on how to create a well exposed and colorful image that will be a keeper.

1.    The best time to shoot at the beach is right before and after sunset. You will need to use a slow shutter speed so make sure you have a tripod. You will notice magenta tones reflecting in the shoreline, so make sure you include the shoreline in your photos. Try not to shoot too much sky as the brightness of the sky will underexpose your image.

2.    You may need to use flash if the sun is on the subjects back. Read your instructions on how to set your camera to "fill flash" so you have a more natural look than a full flash.

3.    It is best to have the sunlight, which is low in the horizon, illuminate the subject's face. This will give the most natural look and also produce the much needed "catchlights" in their eyes. You want to make sure your subject's are not squinting.

west beach art vacation under palm trees 4.    Unposed photos are the best at the beach. Have your subjects in an interpretive pose, i.e. looking at each other, bending over and looking at seashells, or walking hand in hand toward the sunset. For families you will want to pose casually on the ground.

 5.    Photos during the middle of the day are tough because of the harsh sun and lack of shade. The best advice for shots in the middle of the day is to have the sun on your subject's back and use flash.

Have fun at the beach this summer and practice every night with your camera. Look at the images on a laptop the next day to see how you can improve.

Mary Buck is a professional photographer with Lightscapes Photographic Artwork in Duluth, GA. She is available for children's and family portraits outdoors and in the studio. She travels to Destin every summer and also photographs families locally at Lake Lanier.  You can view her work at http://www.lightscapesphoto.com
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Custom Beach Wedding Theme Designs

Planning a beach wedding? The artists at Zazzle have designed lots of custom invitations, postage and more -- just for you!
Tropical Beach Destination Wedding Invitation
Tropical Hibiscus Flowers Beach Destination Wedding Invitation by thepinkschoolhouse
Beach Wedding Invitation Tropical Wedding
Beach Wedding Invitation Tropical Wedding by TDSwhite_Wedding
Romantic Sunset Palm Beach String Lights Wedding Card
Romantic Sunset Palm Beach String Lights
Wedding Invitation Card

by CardHunter
Beach Theme wedding stamps
Starfish and Seachselss Beach Theme
wedding stamps

by PMCustomWeddings

Unique Beach Photography on Posters, Cards and More!

Find unique artisan beach artwork on West Beach Art...