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Photographer Using Drone Spots Shark Approaching His Family

During a family outing to the beach last week, photographer Dan Watson decided to take his drone up for a little aerial photography practice—and it's a good thing he did. While framing up a photo of his family splashing around near the shore, he spotted a large shadow swimming right towards them.

This Drone Photographer Sees Things In the Surf on Beaches

People often think they see recognizable things in clouds, a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia. When photographer Peter Adams-Shawn began shooting aerial photos with a camera drone on his local beach, he soon discovered that he would often see things magically appear and disappear in waves breaking on beaches.

Photos of Volleyball Stars Spiking the Sun

Back in 2015, photographer Dustin Snipes shot a viral series of photos for Red Bull showing NBA star Anthony Davis dunking the Sun. He recently revisited the concept by shooting USA volleyball stars using the Sun as a ball on the beach.

How I Capture Genuine Moments with Complete Strangers

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with lifestyle photography. Lifestyle photography for me photos that feel like candid moments where a person is looking at you and not your camera. Each photograph feels like the viewer is with them living in the moment with whomever is in the photograph, and I love that.

Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers

Mastering composition is the best way to get more keepers in your street photography. That makes sense, right? If you know how to make a visually pleasing image, then you can discipline yourself to capture the remarkable photos that tell a story.

Frozen Sand Formations Created by Gusts of Wind

Photographer Joshua Nowicki was visiting Silver Beach County Park in Saint Joseph, Michigan, this past weekend when he came across a long beach filled with tiny sand formations caused by the combination of freezing temperatures and high winds. The scene made for a beautiful set of photos.

Sony A7s Video Shot Using Only Moonlight Looks Like it Was Captured at Dawn

It's no mystery that the Sony A7s kicks every other camera's butt handily when it comes to low-light shooting, but just how capable is it? And what's the creative potential of this sort of capability? Both of those questions are answered quite impressively in the aptly-titled 'Moonlight,' shot with the A7s using only moonlight.

Try Tossing Your GoPro in the Air to Capture Awesome Group Shots at the Beach

The photo above was taken by Nathaniel Jude Heres (who goes by the Reddit username cuddymonster) and it might just turn out to be the next fun group photo trend. Rather than taking a standard beach shot or the nearly-impossible-to-get-everyone-in-the-shot group selfie, just toss your GoPro in the air and hope for the best!

‘Sandscapes’ Series Reveals the Abstract World of Patterns Left by the Tides

We’ve featured the work of German photographer Jakob Wagner a number of times before. If you remember the previous features, you’ll know he enjoys capturing ‘scapes’ of all kinds: winterscapes, aerialscapes, nightscapes and more.

But today, his subject is none of these. Today we explore the strangely patterned world of sand and water revealed in his series Sandscapes.

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It's summer, and that equals one thing: you can't take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won't let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you'll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera.

7 Photos that Every Photographer Takes

There are a few photos that every photographer takes in their lifetime. It doesn't matter who you are or where you came from, you've taken these photos or will take them one day in the future. They're mostly tired shots we're all probably best avoiding, yet none of us can. Even having read this, someday you'll catch yourself mid click, snapping off one of these photos.

Yes, much like the proverbial photographic flame to our poor, moth-like eyeballs, these photos have an allure we can't deny. No matter how self-aware or disciplined we are, we'll forever be incapable of escaping the seven photos every photographer takes.

Microscopic Sand Photography Reveals the Breathtaking Beauty Hiding at the Beach

Next time you're at the beach, forget about the sunset or the crashing waves or the light that's reflecting off of the water just so; if you want an amazing photo opportunity, all you have to do is look down at the stuff between your toes.

We're talking, of course, about sand. And if you're thinking that sand isn't exactly photogenic we have a feeling your opinions will change once you feast your eyes on what Dr. Gary Greenberg saw when he put sand grains under the microscope.