Pismo Beach Street Photography

A few days ago I returned home from nearly a month in California. My time was crammed full of family time and a few visits to my favorite beaches – Pismo Beach among them.

Street Photography at the Beach

The morning I spent at Pismo Beach was breezy and beautiful! It wasn’t the right time of day to shoot landscapes so I focused on the people instead – mostly surfers.

I set my shutter speed at 1/200 or faster in order to freeze the motion of them running into the waves. With my mom’s Canon 70-200 f/4L lens I was able to get great shots of people without being in their faces and looking too conspicuous. I love that lens!

Surfer | Pismo Beach Street Photography
Contemplation

 

Surfer | Pismo Beach Street Photography
The water was COLD that morning!

 

Conversation between a man, a dog, and an surfer | Pismo Beach Street Photography
Its easy to start random conversations with strangers at the beach.

 

Surfers | Pismo Beach Street Photography
Any day that starts at the beach is a good day!

 

Father and Son Surfing Duo | Pismo Beach Street Photography
Father and Son Surfing Duo

 

Lovers walking hand in hand | Pismo Beach Street Photography
Love on the Beach

Where to eat in Pismo Beach

After a long walk on the beach I needed breakfast – Old West Cinnamon Rolls was the obvious choice. Perhaps I’m biased because I grew up on the central coast, but they make the BEST cinnamon rolls. I have to visit at least once every time I’m in town. If you’ve never tried their cinnamon rolls you’re missing out!

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2 thoughts on “Pismo Beach Street Photography

    1. I’d love to meet you! I’m not sure when I’ll be on the central coast again, but I got your email so I’ll keep your contact info and drop you a line when I’m back in town. Cheers! 🙂

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