Successful tips for sandwriting
Lisa’s Tips for successful sandwriting – 101
1. Don't be offended if someone says it's stupid.
2. Keep a sense of humor about yourself & your interest in writing in the sand.
3. Remember, what you think is mind-blowingly gorgeous, another will not see the beauty, at all.
4. Writing a lower-case "e" is the most difficult letter.
5. Every beach has different sand; course, packed, flour-ish in consistency, easy & difficult to write it. Keep looking until you find a beach that works for you & your style of writing or printing.
6. Don't over edit. Keep the colors & style R-E-A-L.
7. Be prepared for people to walk right into your creation, before you get a shot.
8. Be prepared for waves to wash away your creation, before you get a shot.
9. Be fully & completely prepared for others to say, "That's so easy."
10. It takes practice for the angle & waves, with the light of day or sunset to look spot-on for a perfect photo.
11. Be prepared for your props to blow away, so come with many props, if you choose to use them.
12. It's okay to edit out a distraction, like a rock or feather.
13. Don't go to the beach alone during the sunset & night time.
14. If you make a lovely creation, but the person doesn't like it, that's okay, refer to #3 & do it again & again until they are happy.
15. Wear the flip-flops from Old Navy b/c they hardly leave an imprint.
16. Never take just one photo. Keep clicking until the wave washes it away, or until you know you have 3-4 shots.
17. Try taking shots at an angle alongside of the ocean.
18. When taking shots straight in front of the ocean, practice getting it just right so there is enough ocean & sky, plus sand on top & over the name/word.
19. Gray, overcast weather takes horrible photos & there is nothing that can fix it.
20. Photos in a storm are beautiful too. Besides, it's better to get something rather than nothing with requests.
21. Try not to feel immense pressure when doing photos for couples' wedding announcements or graduates.
22. Again, do not feel badly that others do not see the beauty in what you see in your work. That's all part of ART.
23. You will have only 5-ish minutes for sunsets.
24. If you go out in the early morning, you will see lots of people doing Tia-Chi and Yoga, they are your biggest supporters.
25. Write SMALL! Yes, it seems that can't be correct, but only write your letters about 6 inches in height or so.
26. Use a pen, sharp stick or other object to write with, don't use your finger.