How to Capture Eye-catching Beach Sunset Photos

The beach and a good sunset make for a fantastic combination and a timeless look. There are several ways to approach such a shot, and it takes some careful technique to deal with some often tricky issues, such as large dynamic range. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer sharing a range of helpful advice on when and how to take the photo along with how to post-process it for the best results. 

Coming to you from Serge Ramelli Photography, this great video tutorial will show you how to take and edit a beach sunset photo. One of the easiest mistakes to make with such photos is simply going overboard with the post-processing, particularly with color. Sunsets are already so rich with color, and it can be tempting to push that saturation a lot, but there is a fine line between a photo with colors that pop and one that is a bit gaudy. Generally, it is better to err on the side of doing a little less in the editing phase; let the scene speak for itself! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Ramelli.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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That is some serious sensor dust. I wonder why he shot at f/16 or doesn't clean his sensor? I don't think I've ever seen dust spots that big on any of my cameras before.