Beach Photography – Turn Your Photos Into Artwork

June 16, 2009 | By | 15 Replies More

Do you love to take photos of the beach, on the beach and around the beach? I try to take my camera with me every time I go to the beach, because almost every time I am there there are moments and moods I want to capture. Whether it is of the people I love strolling along the beach, or playing, or of a seagull sitting in the sand, or just of the sun setting over the ocean, beach photography holds something magical for me. I can feel a yearning inside every time I look at these photos I have taken at the beach.

If you feel the same, and you are an “amateur” photographer like me, why not start to decorate your home with the best photos you have taken on the beach? Whether it is a standalone photo of something amazing you have seen – shell? – or maybe photos taken in succession to make up a little story, you can be sure that if you add these photos as full blown pictures to your wall decor it will look stunning.

Make sure you take your photos at a fairly high resolution (high megapixel) as you might want to blow them up, and to do that and have the photo still sharp and clear you need a high megapixel resolution. Have the photos enlarged to the size you want, and then pick some really nice frames that go with them – I highly suggest white or whitewashed frames, or possibly some light blue, kind of rustic looking frames, because then even the frames tie in with the beach theme. You could even decorate the frames with a couple of shells from the beach – but don’t overdo it, because you don’t want to draw the attention away from the photo.

If you are going for more than one photo, make sure it is a “trilogy” – 3 photos, because this will look the most balanced. You can hang them either in a straight line, or a little cluster, or even a diagonale. See what works best in the spot where you want to hang your photos. If you have one single photo you could blow it up quite big and make a real statement with it on a single wall.

Now, I have to admit that I haven’t done any of my own pictures like that yet, but I am certainly planning to! So unfortunately I cannot show you any completed projects, but I can certainly show you some of my favorite beach photography I plan to turn into wall art some time in the future (note: you might see that not all of them are “just” beach; it can be very interesting to have the beach just as a distant background…)


Beach Photography - Wine By The Beach

These two wineglasses would make a great centerpiece on a wall, don’t you think?

And the following pelican pictures would make a great trilogy of pelican pictures.


Beach Photography - Sitting With Pelicans


Beach Photography - Fight Of 2 Pelicans

Beach Photography - 2 Pelicans

Beach Photography - 2 Pelicans

Or what do you think about this one? I think it has an eerie quality (could be just me, though). It is my daughter standing on the beach, close to sunset, with a pretty big dead fish by her feet.

Beach Photography - Sunset at the beach

Beach Photography - Sunset at the beach

Ok, here we go, this is my last one (for today!): SEAGULLS.

Beach Photography - Seagulls

Beach Photography - Seagulls

I hope you have enjoyed my little display of beach themed photos – as I said, just go out there and start taking photos, you will be surprised what you can come up with! These days, with digital photography, you can snap away as much as you want, and then just pick the ones that really stand out.
I wish you Good Luck!

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Petra is German and absolutely loves the beach and the ocean. She is living in sunny Perth, Western Australia, with her partner, 2 children and 2 Jack Russell dogs and takes every opportunity to go for long walks at the beach, or go beach combing, or just watch the sunset at the beach with friends and a glass of wine. With this blog she wants to help you bring the precious beach into your home to relax and enjoy!

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  1. Cindy Pickering says:

    Hi, I am considering opening a small biz in here North Houston to offer ahome re-decorating services, focusing on bringing beach vacations back into their homes! Am wondering how long you have been in business and if you would be a viable supplier of many goods that I would need?

    Thank you for emailing your communication 🙂

  2. Petra Weiss says:

    Cindy, I have emailed you.

  3. john says:

    Beach photography is cool but it can be expensive too.You need a very expensive camera if you want to decorate your house with those pictures.

  4. David says:

    Wildlife and nature photography is my favorite. Those are some lovely pelicans. You gave a great idea about decorating our homes with the best photos we take and I just went through my favorite ones in my mind and I do have a few that will make gread wall-hangings(most of them of birds). But a while back I saw how two photographers have exhibited their work in some art gallery and got a lot of praise. It was in the news. I have also been thinking of exhibiting my work. Also, I sometimes want to start a photography blog where I will post the pictures I take.

  5. Selina says:

    Lovely photos Petra. Sitting with pelicans must be a nice experience, though im sure i would be afraid of them lol. Especially if they start to fight 😛

  6. Great post, thanks for sharing with us.

  7. get taller says:

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  8. Steven Liew says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing the beautiful photographs! They’re lovely!

    I’m interested to know what type of camera did you use for those photographs. Is it a digicam, or would it be a DSLR?

    Thanks again!

  9. Petra Weiss says:

    Steven, it was just a normal Digital Camera, only with 6MP. We bought it in 2003. Thanks for complementing me on the pictures! – I do want to invest in a DSLR at some stage…

  10. Luke Pickett says:

    hello admin. i opened my email today and kept following the links from page to page and somehow landed here on %BLOGINTITLE%.. i’ve been checking out your posts since then and i like the way you are writing. are you on twitter?? because i would definitely like to follow you and get notified any time you post on your blog here. i’m trying to read all of your posts and i am enjoying them a whole lot. thanks a whole lot for putting up a nice informative blog. Thank you.

  11. Petra Weiss says:

    Hi Luke,
    yes, I am on Twitter, name “mybeach” 😉

  12. Pearl says:

    Amazing piece of photography!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the first one means the 2 wine glasses is my favorite one. You are such a brilliant photographer..Keep posting more 🙂

  13. Petra Weiss says:

    Thanks so much, Pearl! 🙂

  14. Jaemi says:

    Love the photos. So refreshing to look at. Looks like your daughter had fun posing for pictures. She’s so adorable.

  15. Petra Weiss says:

    Thanks, Jaemi!

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