Also called ocean photography, seascape photography is a subcategory of landscape photography that focuses on capturing seas and oceans. Sometimes other objects or subjects are in the shot, such as people in the water or on boats. Islands, cliffs, and other geological formations may be captured as well, alongside marine wildlife. Coastal photography is a niche in seascape photography.
Capturing the motion of waves is popular in this genre, as are reflections in the water of cityscapes. Long exposure and sunburst techniques, in which the sun’s rays can be seen in the photo, are also often employed in seascape photography. Golden hour and blue hour can be ideal times to shoot seascapes to avoid harsh midday sunlight reflecting off of the water.
Tripods, filters, and other gear to keep the camera (and photographer) dry and safe should be accounted for when going on a seascape photoshoot.