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How to take amazing pictures at the beach (or anywhere)!

These pictures were taken around 10:30 in the morning at the beach in Galveston with an iPhone 5c. But you can follow these easy steps to get great pictures with any kind of camera!

As you can see, choosing the right place to put your subject makes a huge difference in how your pictures turn out.

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How to take amazing pictures at the beach in Galveston using the camera on your phone!

How to take amazing pictures at the beach in Galveston using the camera on your phone!

Now see what happens to your picture when you change the location and put your subject in the LIGHT!

This photo of a shell at the beach in Galveston is really beautiful !  It

This photo of a shell at the beach in Galveston is really beautiful ! It’s amazing that it was taken with a cell phone camera! Come on a Galveston Photo Tour and we’ll show you how to capture super pictures like this one!

Easy steps to take better pictures while on vacation in Galveston!

Easy steps to take better pictures while on vacation in Galveston!

To get the shot above, simply figure out where the best light is and find subject or move your subject that area.

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What’s the best time of day for a great picture of Galveston Beaches?

I LOVE watching Galveston photo tour participants when the AHA moment happens!  And luckily for me – it happens every time I lead a photography tour!  It’s fun to show you how easy it is to get better pictures while you are on vacation on Galveston Island. And the best part is that once you learn a few simple things you’ll get better pictures every time you take out your camera!

Galveston photo walks teaches you to be a better photographer!

Beautiful photograph of the sun rising on Galveston beach! Learn how to take great pictures like these!

But here’s the BIG SECRET… Getting better pictures while you’re on vacation in Galveston doesn’t require you to have an expensive camera- or lens! Nor does it require you to have a lot of technical knowledge! You can get “wall worthy” pictures from your vacation in Galveston by following these simple steps. Why not print this out and take it with you when you head out on your next photography junket?

Sunset is a great time to photograph Galveston beaches!

Wow, the colors are softer and more pastel at sunset on the beach in Galveston! try to photograph the same subjects at different times of the day and see how different they will look!

Five Simple Steps for Great Pictures!

  1. LOOK before you shoot.  Walk up to around the object you want to photograph and think what is in the picture that doesn’t belong.
  2. Where is the sun?  In most instances the sun helps light your subject the best when it’s behind you.
  3. Dare yourself to photograph three completely different angles of every subject.  This will open your eyes to many more ways to photograph!
  4. Most people never consider photographing from very low angle looking up or a very high angle looking down.  Doing this can make a normal subject look very interesting.
  5. The best time to photograph Galveston beaches is anytime!  The AHA moment mentioned above came to a Galveston Photo Walk Tour participant when she realized that she could photograph the same subjects at different times of the day and get completely different results each time because the sun would light it differently

 

iPhone pictures that you

Can you believe this picture was taken with an iPhone! And was not altered in any way. Taking great vacation pictures is really easy when you know these easy steps!

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Galveston Island Photo Tours: It’s all in the details!

When you are visiting a new place it’s all too easy to be awed by the BIG things and miss the little things! Of course you’ll want to take pictures of  beautiful buildings and landscapes that capture the beauty of your Galveston Island vacation spot. But there are lots of unique little details that you’ll want to look for and photograph as well. You may want to challenge yourself to get a great photo of the entire subject (Galveston beach, historic building, The Strand, Bishops Palace, Sacred Heart Church, etc) and then get a great detail of that same building, landmark or landscape. Here are a few examples that show you how to take great pictures while your on your Galveston Island Vacation!

Galveston Photo Tours show you simple ways to take better pictures

Here’s a great example of how you can take a better photo while on vacation in Galveston by following these really simple photography tips!

Galveston Photo Tours will show you how to be a better photographer.

Wow, what a huge difference changing your angle and cropping in on your picture can make.

 

Galveston Photo Walks and Tours Wrought Iron Fence With Mardi Gras Doubloons

Galveston Photo Walks and Tours Wrought Iron Fence With Mardi Gras Doubloons

 

Galveston Island Photo Tours

Get cool pictures just like this with your iPhone! Come with us on a photo tour of Galveston!

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5 Easy Tips For Better Vacation Pictures!

5 Easy Tips For Better Vacation Pictures!

Galveston Photo Walks tours teaches you how to quickly sum up a point of interest and decide which angle will get you to best picture!

People tell us that they have used  our simple photography tips again and again to get great pictures!

So whether you’re on Galveston Island or in France, these simple but powerful tips will make your vacation photos stand out!

You will even want to display your photos on the wall at home or at the office!

Galveston Photo Walks will help you take amazing pictures during your Galveston Island vacation!

Five Simple Photography Tips That Will Make You A Better Photographer!

1. Always look for the best “background”!  If I had a dime for every person I have seen take a picture of someone with a busy street as the background instead of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico… I would be RICH!

2. Look for your “point of interest” and take out any distracting things by changing your angle or walking closer to it. If you can’t make your point of interest the center of the attraction… consider NOT taking the photo!

3. Look for shadows, tree limbs, or other things that may distract from the point of interest.  Again, you may want to pass if you can’t see the subject clearly.

4. Don’t get hung up on having the right camera!  Many of the pictures on this site were created with an iPhone, even though we also shoot with a multi-thousand dollar professional camera for our other job (Owner-Photographer – Susan Henry Photography)

5. Found the perfect spot for your vacation picture? Challenge yourself to photograph it from 2-3 different angles! You’ll learn to “see” in a new way and won’t have three pictures of the exact thing taken at the exact same angle to edit later!

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The best spots for amazing pictures on Galveston Island

Galveston Island is a beautiful place to visit.

We have a great beach that is miles and miles long and offers lots of different types of scenery.

Some of the beaches are sandy flat expanses and other parts have beach dunes and wild flowers!

 The far west Galveston beaches usually have the most and biggest sand dunes and sometimes have wildflowers.

The far eastern end of Galveston island has a unique vantage point of the ship channel and the super large ships and Cruise ships  that pass through the channel as they go out to the Gulf of Mexico.

And we have the other side of the island where the bay meets the Island.  The bay-side offers some unique places to photograph too.

Galveston Island State Park is a great place to go for some neat pictures!  But on your way out there (it’s west of 61st street) stop along the way and explore the many public access beach areas.

Another great place to photograph is in the historic downtown area in Galveston. Places to visit are the historic Strand, the Post Office Street Arts and Entertainment District and all the surrounding areas.  

Galveston has really interesting historic architecture which always makes for interesting pictures.

And the really great thing is that you can get amazing pictures with your smart phone camera as well as a point and shoot or a DSLR.

Check out these great pictures taken on Galveston Island on our super fun Galveston Island Photo Tour!

Galveston Photo Tours featuring historic buildings- this image taken with an iPhone!

Galveston historic building photo taken with an iPhone!

 

Galveston Photo Walks offers a photo tour of Galveston that will show you how to take better pictures while taking you to some new and unique Galveston sites!

 

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