Beach: Various Lighting

Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1.2 at f/2, 1/2000, ISO 100

Once you’ve taken a number of images of the subjects together, capture individual portraits. Even though the images include only one subject, you should still be able to piece together a coherent story. Using the wide, medium, tight approach, capture environmental images as well as close-up detail shots.

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Note: If you decide to include special effects, such as an LED light string, you should still shoot a series of images using the effect.