Bringing Home the Story of the Beach: A Complete Guide to Beach Photography with Marcie Reif

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Would you like to take beautiful images on the beach, preserving memories from fun-filled days? Join Marcie Reif in a Breakout that covers everything you need to know about photographing your family (or clients!) at the beach. From working with tricky beach light throughout the day to choosing settings and lenses appropriate for the conditions, Marcie will take you through everything you need to know to successfully capture a day at the beach. She gives you an inside look at how she interacts with children on the beach in her shooting videos, embracing a atmosphere that is both joyful and fun. Finally, you’ll see how Marcie polishes her images in the post-processing stage! Her editing videos are full of helpful tips and will guide you through how she adds a sky to her images, removes people and distractions to create clean finished products, and how she uses Lightroom to achieve her white balance and skin tones. Are you interested in capturing images in (and under!) the water? Marcie will also show you how she captures and edits those images! If you are looking to grow your skills and confidence shooting at the beach, this is what you have been waiting for! 


• How to shoot and edit several styles & genres on the beach, including: underwater photography, documentary, lifestyle, portraits, and macro
• How to shoot in all lighting conditions at any time of day: sunrise, full sun, cloudy, golden hour, and sunset
• A complete guide to all the lenses Marcie brings (and how she uses them)
• How to edit color and black and white images shot on the beach using Lightroom and Photoshop
• How to add a sky to enhance your images
• How to style and shop for your family and children for a beach trip
• How to use a Lensbaby lens at the beach and achieve tack-sharp images


• A 140+ page PDF covering how Marcie photographs joy filled & light infused images at the beach
• 40 minutes of shooting and editing videos
• A custom color preset that Marcie applies to every color image
• A custom black and white preset that Marie applies to every black and white image
• A custom underwater preset that that will greatly improve your workflow time when editing these images
• Tips and tricks for the most successful beach photography experience
• Exercises that will create stunning beach images
• Q&A Video

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

Marcie Reif is a lifestyle family photographer based in Atlanta, GA. When she’s not photographing families and newborns in Atlanta, she is dreaming about her next trip to the beach. Marcie’s true love is capturing the lives of her children. Traveling to the beach and photographing her family has become her biggest joy. Her ideal setting is having toes in the sand, camera in hand, and the open shore to explore. As Moana says “see that line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me.”

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  • 5
    Fabulous breakout!

    Posted by Jenn C on 19th Jun 2017

    I live near the beach in southern New England and wanted to become more comfortable shooting in mid-day sunlight and taking more creative shots. I wasn’t sure this breakout would have a ton to offer, but though a few new tips would be nice. I’m happy to say I’ve been blown away by how much I’ve taken out of this breakout and used already, just a few days in. Marcie is a gifted instructor. She gives very specific tools you can use right away like what lens she uses when and how to swap a sky (best tutorial I’ve ever seen on that). She also gives lots of fuel for creative shooting and editing and the PDF has lots of examples of what she’s talking about to help sink it all into your mind. Truly a great breakout!

  • 5
    Extremely helpful

    Posted by Donna on 19th Jun 2017

    I live close to the beach and thus far have just been winging it with my beach photography, with mixed success. During this extremely helpful breakout, Marcie provided great advice on a WIDE variety of topics from lens choice, to how to keep an eye out for good light, to how to conduct a shoot. She literally walks you through her shooting and editing process -- in a sort of mentoring way rather than just outlining steps. And I have to say, the price is amazing. It is a great deal.

  • 5
    Must Have Vacation Read!

    Posted by Amy on 19th Jun 2017

    If you are headed to the beach add this to your poolside reading list! I have gone through the materials once but can't wait to do so again on our family trip. I thought it was a great value! The videos show Marcie shooting and also editing many different types of beach photos. I can't wait to try some of her tricks for snapping my kids and editing them on our trip! Thank you!