Beach Intro: Setting the Scene

Once you arrive to the location and choose a scene in which to shoot, follow through with the steps outlined in the summary guide below, and shoot for story:

  1. Setup scene/lighting
  2. Pose couple > walk the scene
  3. Think wide, medium, tight
  4. Slow down, take your time
  5. Visualize the final product
  6. Capture the details/scenery

It should only take a couple minutes to pick out a few details that could be used to help set the scene in a wall art cluster or album spread. At the beach, before bringing our couple into the scene, we quickly captured a variety of environmental images, including rocks in the sand, crashing waves, clouds in the sky over the horizon, and nearby tiny tide pools.