We all know “sweeping the street”, do you know “sweeping the sea”?
Traveling to the beach on holiday is a relaxing thing. Taking pictures on the beach is also a favorite subject for many photographers. The natural scenery of the beach is colorful, and the weather and natural environment on the beach are also ever-changing. Some photographers like to shoot In the rough sea, some photographers like to use long exposure to express the quiet sea. Shooting these subjects will have an interesting nickname, that is, sweeping the sea. The key point of sweeping the sea is the tide level of the sea, and the shape of the coast at high tide and low tide is different. The shooting season is also very important. Take summer as an example. In summer, the sun is more abundant and it is easier to take pictures of the blue sea and blue sky.
Picture from Rodrigo Soares
Before sweeping the sea, the preparation work must be sufficient, and the photographer needs to determine the timing and location of the shooting in advance. Generally speaking, at sunrise or sunset, the light on the sea surface is more suitable for sweeping the sea. Not only the sky is brilliant, but the water surface can also reflect richer light and shadow. At the same time, pay attention to the tide level of the sea. The photographer can advance through the Internet. Check the characteristics of local tides to deal with possible situations.
The preparation of equipment is also essential. It is recommended to use a full-frame camera. Nikon D850 is a good choice. It not only has approximately 45.75 million effective pixels, but also has an ISO 64-25600 sensitivity range. , D850 allows landscape photographers to capture luxurious rich details in a variety of different scenes. It is a Nikon digital SLR camera that uses a back-incident image sensor to make incident light reach the photodiode more effectively. The Nikon D850 achieves an optimal balance between the sensitivity of the image sensor and the amount of light information accumulated by the photodiode. Copper wires are used to reduce resistance, while the back incident structure allows flexible wiring layout and reduces stray capacitance. Since the image sensor is designed without a low-pass filter, combined with the high resolution capability of the NIKKOR lens, it can take advantage of approximately 45.75 million effective pixels.
In terms of lens, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is a very good choice. The wide viewing angle of 14mm can accommodate more scenes. It is the preferred lens of landscape photographers, and Nikon coating can produce good color reproduction, while reducing ghosting and halo. In addition to the camera and lens, a tripod with excellent performance and waterproof function is also an indispensable object. If shooting in the daytime, the neutral density filter is an effective accessory that can effectively reduce the shutter speed. It is a wave drawing. A good tool for results.
The picture is from Adam Jang
If you want to shoot the wave drawing effect when shooting, it is recommended to set the shooting mode to S gear, and the shutter speed is 1 second to 1/ In 15 seconds, the ISO is set to 64 at the same time, so that the waves can naturally form a beautiful silky shape. In order to make the picture more rich, you can use the continuous shooting mode, and use different waves to mask different areas in the post-processing. Overlay processing is a common shooting technique for sea-sweeping photographers.
The picture is from Austin Neill
When shooting, you should choose a unique foreground to shoot, so that the picture does not appear too mediocre, such as strange-shaped reefs, or looking for Reef blocking the waves to capture the effect of waves splashing. If there is no foreground in the picture, even if there is a rare and spectacular scene like burning clouds in the sky, the photos taken will be boring and lack the elements that can make people shine.
Nikon official proofs
If you are shooting at noon or afternoon cloudy weather, a polarizer is a good accessory, there is a lot of polarized light in the sky , By rotating the polarizer to filter out excess polarized light, the sky can be more blue, and the clouds can be more three-dimensional, increasing the visual impact of the picture. The petal-shaped lens hood of the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can effectively reduce scattered light, and supports the installation of polarizers and other equipment, which can provide convenience for sea sweeping shooting.
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