One key aspect of ocean photography is knowing when to go. While bright, sunny days may seem like the best time, the fact is that there are many times of day that are ideal for capturing dramatic images. For instance, on a clear day, early morning and evening – commonly known as golden hour, is one of the best times for ocean photography; the golden light found during this time casts a beautiful glow that can make for some beautiful and dramatic images.
At sunset and sunrise, the dramatic lighting just after a storm, or the mist and fog found during the early morning hours are also ideal for ocean images. It’s worth checking the weather forecast ahead of time, so that you can be prepared for the best lighting and weather conditions that will help you to capture the type of images that you’re after.