Looking for new angles and and perspectives on one my regular visits to the beach, I hit on an idea. I decided to get low and combine the glorious light with an extremely fast aperture. I really liked the way the photos came out and so I started taking them regularly.


The lens I use most often is my 10-22mm superwide, but my favourite lens is actually my 50mm prime. With a fast prime lens, you can open the aperture right up and take photographs with a very shallow focal plane which in turn gives you dreamy out-of-focus bokeh backgrounds. The vast majority of these shots were taken on the beach, shooting towards the rising or setting sun, with an aperture as low as f1.8. By setting such a small focal plane, the background becomes an amazing collage of colours and shapes.
© 2021 Andy Hutchinson
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