Beach pictures

Relax in our sunny collection of beach photos. Youā€™ll find royalty-free images of stunning seaside sunsets, white sand beaches, clear blue oceans, powerful waves, beach pictures with people, starfish, conch shells, seashells, boats, and more.

womans feet in sand with waves

Womans Feet In Sand With Waves


holiday hotel unpacking

Holiday Hotel Unpacking


australian beach and clear ocean

Australian Beach And Clear Ocean


vacation written on beach

Vacation Written On Beach


wise pug thinking about the world

Wise Pug Thinking About The World


surfer standing by ocean

Surfer Standing By Ocean


oceanside women

Oceanside Women


heart in vacation sand

Heart In Vacation Sand


busy beach

Busy Beach


hand tossing pebbles

Hand Tossing Pebbles


beach bike path

Beach Bike Path


railay beach krabi thailand

Railay Beach Krabi Thailand


tropical beach sunrise

Tropical Beach Sunrise


fishing boat in thailand

Fishing Boat In Thailand


binoculars looking at ocean

Binoculars Looking At Ocean


woman on hammock at beach

Woman On Hammock At Beach


beach holiday with coconut

Beach Holiday With Coconut


sunrise over barcelona beach

Sunrise Over Barcelona Beach


ocean waves on beach

Ocean Waves On Beach


waves crash on feet

Waves Crash On Feet


girl in beach water

Girl In Beach Water


full rainbow over rocks and water

Full Rainbow Over Rocks And Water


ocean swimmers on vacation

Ocean Swimmers On Vacation


sandals in sand

Sandals In Sand


tropical ocean boat

Tropical Ocean Boat


boardwalk bike

Boardwalk Bike


woman popping champagne

Woman Popping Champagne


beach volleyball courts

Beach Volleyball Courts


tropical beach below cliff

Tropical Beach Below Cliff


woman holding sunglasses

Woman Holding Sunglasses


portugal rocks with boat

Portugal Rocks With Boat


silhouette with pink and purple sky

Silhouette With Pink And Purple Sky


cute pug in a blanket by water

Cute Pug In A Blanket By Water


sunny beach selfie

Sunny Beach Selfie


grassy beach shade

Grassy Beach Shade


kite surfing at beach

Kite Surfing At Beach


thailand beach

Thailand Beach


friendship to the rescue

Friendship To The Rescue


wrapped in happy

Wrapped In Happy


ocean water on beach sand

Ocean Water On Beach Sand


walking in ocean waves

Walking In Ocean Waves


man reflecting by ocean

Man Reflecting By Ocean


shells in sand

Shells In Sand


view of summer

View Of Summer


boat in clear blue ocean

Boat In Clear Blue Ocean


bright beach tide

Bright Beach Tide


portugal beach cliffs

Portugal Beach Cliffs


feet sink into sand

Feet Sink Into Sand


private beach

Private Beach


board walking

Board Walking


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Stunning Beach Pictures and Travel Photography

Travel photography is one of the most interesting genres of photographic journalism. As far as the subjects covered - the genre is one of the most open. Travel photographers are visual artists who specialize in capturing the essence of a time and place through the lens of a visitor observing a location and its culture.

From wide-shots of white sand beaches to action shots of intense weather patterns to serene photos of your personal tropical paradise complete with stunning shots of beach-fronts and surfs - travel photography is a truly diverse and fascinating art

Turning Your Vacation Photos into Art

The art of travel photography is so much more than simply snapping shots on location. Framing, timing, color and composition all have a significant role to play in truly capturing the character of your location.

Framing a Tropical Island

When photographers talk about ā€œframingā€ an image theyā€™re talking about using the objects around the subject youā€™re capturing to situate them and draw the viewerā€™s attention to them. Surrounding palm trees, rocks, branches and even doors or windows are great way to do this. Youā€™ll want to be mindful of what surrounds your subject and use it to your advantage.

For example - maybe youā€™re on the ocean in the middle of the caribbean snapping shots of bottlenose dolphins bouncing up and down over the water. A stagnant shot of this scene would be great - but what might really put the photo over-the-edge would be managing to frame the dolphin against the backdrop of a tropical island or even the decor of the boat.

Colors of the Surf and the Ocean

Color is an important aspect in any photography - but in travel photography itā€™s especially important. Remember that the colors in your photographs can set the mood and convey the character of the location.

If youā€™re snapping shots of a tropical surf in Hawaii for example - it would make sense to use bright, saturated blues, yellows, and pinks. Whereas if youā€™re photographing the country-side of Scotland - more muted greys and soft greens would make more sense.

Itā€™s no secret that colors opposite each other on the color wheel](https://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory) play well together - but with photographs of real scenes, youā€™re not able to alter the colours of objects (at least not until post-production). Similar to framing - finding the right colours to play off each other is about having an artistic eye and being able to spot scenes and compositions in real life that can play off each other.

When travelling - you want to keep an eye out for scenes with contrasting colours that you can incorporate into your shots. Beaches, surfs, islands, cities and nature reserves are great places to find colours that naturally play off of each other.