My recent trip to Tybee, which is located just outside of Savannah, Georgia, gave me pause to take in the beauty of the rippling tides, kids playing in the sand and waves, and families frolicking and soaking up some rays and having fun in the sun. Any beach scene can be transformed into photo art!
Upon returning to Kansas city, and far from any beachfront property, I downloaded my pictures from my digital camera, and the first thing I noticed was that most of the beach pictures appeared somewhat dull and really had very few vivid colors.
After all, the sand and surf really aren't bright with color, even though swimwear and umbrellas add pinches of color to your
most everything else turns out looking a bit gray.
Fortunately, that isn't a big obstacle when you enhance your beach photos.
can brighten up photos that seem to be dull and gray, even though you don't remember those images being so grayscale at the time you shot them.
After downloading and opening up a beach photo in your editing software, be sure to work with the photo in 300 DPI. Doing this will ensure that you retain the quality of your image. I like to crop the photo to bring the shot in a little closer. This will also help add to the detail of your photo art. Then, after you have added your special effects to get just the right look and feel, you can resize the image for print.
Whether you took pictures of the beach or a panoramic ocean photo, you will be amazed at the difference a little tweaking and colorizing will accomplish!
Here are some before and after beach photos that I took while at Tybee Island, GA. As you will see, the whole scene comes to life when the beach pictures are digitally enhanced with
Don't forget how easy it is to
your beach photos on mugs or bags or
your ocean photos to almost any size you like.
Try putting them on
to really get the benefit of reliving your vacation on the beach.
Take yourself back to that moment in time when you captured the waves crashing on the shore with your digital camera!