There's a reason why coastal photography is such a popular type of landscape photography. Thanks to the striking contrast of shore and sea, the shapes the light creates as it bounces off the water, and the often-dramatic changes in weather conditions, seascapes are particularly compelling.
Italian photographer and photography teacher Erik Colombo loves shooting seascapes. He describes himself as "a 360° photographer" who has worked in every genre of photography, from weddings to high fashion to commercial video, but his great passion is landscape and wildlife photography. He has travelled extensively to photograph "the wildest and most iconic landscapes of our beautiful planet, from mountains to oceans, from glaciers to volcanoes." He also dedicates much of his time to sharing his skills and insights in courses, field workshops and photography tours.
Here, we talk to Erik to get his tips for successful seascape photography, and share some of the best Canon cameras and lenses for beach photography and shooting coastal landscapes.