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5 Photography Tips You Can Follow To Capture The Best Beach Photos in Phuket

If you’re planning for a wedding in Phuket, hiring professional photographers can help preserve the memories. Sure, you may have friends that can snap a few photos for you, but that will be a waste of a beautiful setting at Phuket. So, to avoid that, here are five tips to help the person taking your photos to capture the best out of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

1 – Learn to Use Histogram

One of the biggest challenges to overcome in beach photography is the abundance of lighting. With the bright sun’s rays reflecting off the white sands, your camera will try to underexpose your shots. The best way to compensate for this is to learn how to use your camera’s histogram. Accomplish this by making sure the center of your graph is where the peak is, which gives you the proper exposure.

When the peak is at the center of the graph, it will look like a mountain or a serious or mountains. To do this, you can either manually set this or use the exposure bias setting. At first, when you’re viewing the picture under the sun, it may look overexposed, but it actually is what the scene looks like in person.

2 – Capture the Motions

A significant part of Phuket’s beach weddings is the setting itself. With the waves tumbling on the shore and the sea breeze flowing across your skin, it makes the ceremony much more exciting than any held in a church setting. Look for footprints, seabirds, or anything else that can add more life to your photos.

You can even break the active space rule! Frame your shot in such a way that the subject is moving away from the shot. This gives a sense of motion in the picture, instead of capturing a still shot.

3 – Follow the Sunny f/16 Rule

Though you’re allowed to break the active space rule, this is one rule you must never break. Keep the aperture at f/16 to minimize sunlight entering your camera lens. To compensate for the changes in lighting, change the shutter speed and ISO settings. This reduces the need for fiddling around with your camera’s histogram too much. While this may limit your creative techniques, you can be sure that every shot you take will be good and correctly exposed.

4 – Take Advantage of Silhouettes

There are many creative ways you can use silhouettes, especially with the outline of a wedding dress. The best time to do this is during sunset, where the light can create this silhouette effect while still giving you a beautiful backdrop. As Phuket’s beaches usually face west, the sun will set directly in front of you. All you need to do is wait for the right time and capture the shot! You can head over to different beaches, such as Surin, Kamala, Patong, Kata, Karon, and Mai Khao.

5 – Keep Your Camera Secure

Although hired professional photographers are used to working in Phuket, you and your guests may not be aware of the dangers that await your cameras. The humid weather can cause mold to grow in the lenses, and the sand can scratch the glass.

Even the air itself can cause corrosion! Whenever possible, keep the camera equipment in airtight containers, such as zip-lock bags. Lowering how often you change lenses will also reduce the risk of sand entering the camera. Most importantly, never place your camera on the sand.

With these simple tips, your wedding on Phuket’s beaches will be captured perfectly. This memory will be forever immortalized as a single frame that displays exactly what you saw and felt during this special ceremony.

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