while everyone was eating breakfast, i'd hit the beach with my camera. there are only so many beachy photos you can take without falling asleep because everything sort of runs together. but if you're up early enough when the light is just right and the crowds have yet to assemble, you'll probably find a few points of interest.
a couple friendly locals stopped me on my walk and asked, "are you an amateur photographer?" i'm sure my huge lens gave it away, but then i had to wonder why they threw the word amateur into the title? maybe my age? wouldn't you just say, are you a photographer? anyway, i never know how to answer this question and i went into my whole life story with the first person who stopped me..... "um, i have a blog, sometimes i do photo shoots, my dog's name is sam wiggins." obviously this was the wrong approach, so for the remainder of the trip, YES i am an AMATEUR photographer. thanks for asking, kind sir.
my friend monica is really good at taking photos of people. i try to be better at it, but i honestly don't enjoy taking photos that include lots of people in the shot. i like a really clean aesthetic when i look through the lens and will wait and wait until people move out of the frame in order to get the shot. perhaps my anti-social nature has taken shape in all forms. that being said, the above lifeguard photo would have been more interesting had i introduced myself and taken their photo while saving people's lives/eating a ham sandwich.
ps: a previous trip to the jersey shore.