What's California Beach Photos About?

Breaking it Down

1. There's CALIFORNIA, a state with close to 40 million population.

2. There's BEACH, approximately 1,000 miles of coastal formations and shoreline along the West Coast of the U.S. in its southernmost territories.

3. There are PHOTOS, self-explanatory in and of themselves, but also may be taken in context of the entire phrase.

Putting it all together as California Beach Photos

Photos specific to California beaches include scenic shots such as waves, the ocean and its activities, sun and moon relating to the beach and ocean, the beach with its many scenes, visitors and activities, and regions considered part of the beach such as wetlands and cities or communities that interact with and line the continuous beach of California.

Define Your Experience and Focus On Something

It's OK to be all over the board (or the sand) when it comes to taking photos. However, you may benefit from focusing on subject matter and doing exercises to photograph those things fitting within the parameters of your self-assignments.

Example: We've broken this site down into sections to show you how it helps to categorize your California beach experience through the lens of a camera. For instance, everybody loves taking pictures of Sunsets. So, for one assignment work on your sunset pictures and each time you photograph a sunset, think what you can do to improve the photo.

Summary: This website is dedicated to learning about and improving your skills in taking pictures of California beaches. We hope to help you in your journey by offering insights, advice and of course, visual examples of what California beaches look like.

Happy Travels!

Photo Regulations

Each city has different rules and regulations about taking portraits commercially at California beaches. Of course we know that low end photographers are looking to save a buck so they head to beaches with few or no fees and restrictions.

Sports Photography

Most beach sports photographers don't make a full time living in the trade, but they do have fun. Some of the best surf photographers, for instance, are surfers, themselves.

People Pictures

Everyone can take sunsets. Stock agencies have far too many. People pictures for editorial and advertising are in demand. If you can see a face, get a photo release!