Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Chris Gin is a landscape photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. If you enjoy seascapes you will definitely want to check out Chris’s portfolio. He has many amazing photos of New Zealand seascapes, especially at and around sunrise and sunset.

When asked about his favorite locations for seascape photos, Chris responded, “I love Auckland’s west coach beaches (e.g. Muriwai, Piha) as they are less than an hour’s drive from home, and they are very photogenic. However New Zealand is blessed with a great coastline and there are many places around the country that are very accessible and amazing for seascapes.”

Tips from Chris for your own seascape photography: “As with all photos, composition and light are the most important things. It’s important to have some sort of foreground interest, so for seascapes I try and find some interesting rock formations or similar to include in my shots. Having water flowing around them can also look great, and you can use different shutter speeds to produce different looks. For example, a longer shutter speed (e.g. 30 seconds) will smooth out the water and give a milky effect, while a shorter shutter speed (e.g. 1/2 sec) will capture more detail.”

As far as gear is concerned, Chris typically uses graduated neutral density filers for seascapes, as well as for landscapes in general. “These help balance the exposure between the sky and foreground, meaning I can capture the scene in one shot rather than blending multiple exposures.” In some situations he will also use neutral density filters to lengthen exposure times.

Chris’s essential gear includes:

  • Canon 7D
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5
  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
  • Hitech Graduated Neutral Density Filters

New Zealand Seascape Photography

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Planet Muriwai

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Muriwai Magic

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Dreamy

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Maori Bay Inferno

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Jagged Earth

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Sunset Pools

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Sunrise at Managwhai Heads

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Cathedral Cove

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Moeraki Boulders

Morning Rush

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Motukiekie

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Sunrise at Kaikoura

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Rippled Dawn

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

A Moment of Color

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Relics

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

A Splash of Sun

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Lion Rock, Piha

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Green Delight

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Fishing at Dusk

Beautiful Seascape Photography by Chris Gin

Port Sunset

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All photos are © Chris Gin, used with permission.

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