Behind the Camera: ‘Raw Power’ – Porth Swtan/Church Bay, Anglesey


The trick to taking a shot like this:

  • Get low to the water. Lower than that. LOWER!
  • Backlighting is best because this allows you to see through the water, so that means early morning or the evening.
  • Fast shutter speeds to freeze the action. Either a fast lens or a higher than average ISO.
  • Zoom in close. If that’s not an option, crop tight.
  • Shoot. Lots. Of. Images. Dozens.
  • Don’t bother trying to time the waves. Just fire away. You can always delete images that aren’t cool afterwards.
  • Try not to get (your camera) wet!

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