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Photography Tips When Taking Pictures at the Beach

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It may be fun to take pictures while you are on a summer vacation but it can also be extremely hard if you do not know how to set your settings. There are some people who tend to take pictures against the light and while this may be good for certain effects, there are times when it can just be frustrating especially if you would like to take good pictures. Like in other places, one tip that you have to remember is to follow the light. When the light is hitting the subject the right way, it is probably the right time to snap the photo. It might not be a good idea to take pictures of subjects who are squinting too much as well. customized sunglasses may help in making the subjects look that they are more at ease while their photos are being taken. Lastly, remember the basic tips that you have learned in photography because now is the time to apply all those.

Summer Fun!

You’re all excited for a planned trip with friends or family members. But before you leave home make sure that you bring all that you need before you dip in the pristine water of your favorite beach. Bring waterproof sunscreen, extra clothes, and drinking water.

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Sunscreen is important because staying under the sun for a long period of time predisposes a person to sunburn, heat exhaustion and stroke. You don’t want to have wrinkly skin worst suffer from premature aging, do you? Unless you want to be like some celebrities who allegedly undergo invasive means to retain their youthful look.

On another note, if you are bringing kids to the beach, don’t allow them to swim without the company of adult. And drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Discover Singapore’s Man-Made Beaches

Love them or hate them — and we think you should love them — Singapore’s artificial beaches are part of the city-state’s cultural identity. Developers built these man-made spots to replace the areas lost to urbanization, and most are just as beautiful as their natural counterparts.

Want to explore the best of the best? Use this destination guide to navigate these Singaporean wonders, and get ready for a sun-drenched day by the sea.

East Coast Park

This local favorite is the largest recreational park in Singapore. Eastern residents flock to the destination for its tree-lined promenades, sandy beaches and stunning views of the East Coast Lagoon, and beach-goers can even take a swim thanks to the man-made breakwaters. Our advice? Show up early enough to watch the sun rise over the sea, and then spend a quiet morning lounging on the beach and exploring the attractions.

Sentosa Beaches

By far the most popular getaway destination in Singapore, the island of Sentosa is comprised of three sheltered, artificial beaches:

Siloso Beach: This southwestern area is known primarily for outdoorsy activities like beach volleyball, skim boarding and canoeing. You’ll also find a variety of boutiques and restaurants lining the shore.

Tanjong Beach: Located on the relatively secluded southern coast, this quiet stretch of sand has an exclusive atmosphere, and visitors often use it for private parties.

Palawan Beach: Situated at the heart of Sentosa’s beaches, this family-friendly spot is famous for its walkable suspension bridge that leads to Asia’s most southern point. Children can play in the cool sands or explore the seaside kids’ club, Port of Lost Wonder; adults, on the other hand, might prefer to browse the oceanfront shops and bars.

Whichever beach you choose to visit first, make sure to bring your credit card; shopping, dining and bar-hopping are the island’s top après-sun attractions.

St. John’s and Lazarus Island

Located just a stone’s throw from Kusu Island, these rustic southern spots are perfect for beach-loving adventurers. Unwind on the imported-sand beaches, explore the underwater coral and keep your eyes peeled for pink dolphins. Though neither area is far from accommodation and transportation options, St. John’s and Lazarus Island feel worlds away from the rigors of daily life.