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!

Learn to use the light and settings to create beautiful images at the beach!


• 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

Spend an evening on the beach with Marcie in her shooting video and then see how she edits her beautiful beach work!



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.”



  1. Angelica Loughrey June 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    What a surprise! I was bored during a trip I was doing and since this breakout was live, I decided to buy it to fill up my time. For my surprise, I was mind blown by how interesting and inspiring this was. I’ve leaned so much from Marcie Rief and still use many of her techniques. If you are still on the fence, do a favor to yourself and buy this breakout :-)

  2. Callie June 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Put this breakout to good use during out recent trip to the beach. I know I will be returning to the materials often as they are loaded with so much good information!

  3. Tanya Fano June 5, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I was so excited when I saw this workshop. I live near the beach and have been wanting to learn more about beach photography for some time. This breakout is amazing! Marcie really delivers with a beautiful pdf and multiple shooting videos, including how she edits her beach shots. It really helped me to understand the lighting at the beach and how to place your subjects in relation to the sun which can be super tricky. This is a must for anyone interested in learning more about beach photography!

  4. Stephanie June 2, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    This BO has so much great information packed into a short (but sweet) presentation. I have loved the print AND the added video portions. Being a multisensory reader makes this so useful! Beautiful images and sooo much inspiration. I will read/watch this one again and again. Marcie is a great teacher!

  5. Jenney June 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I have really enjoyed this BO. I live near within an hour of a beach and can’t wait to try what I have learned.

  6. Loren June 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    This is a fun breakout, lots of variety in the images she shares. I am looking forward to seeing the bonus video.

  7. Dana June 1, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Great break out, worth every penny. Marcie inspired me to shoot at the beach more. My favorite part is her editing video. Watching someone edit always teaches me something that will make my life a little easier. Marcie taught me about presets. She also includes a few for download. Her photos are amazing too!

  8. Megan June 1, 2017 at 2:25 am - Reply

    I am loving this breakout!! I live right by the beach and was so excited as soon as I saw this was being offered. Very inspiring!! I especially loved how well set out the PDF is for thinking about different times of the day and different weather conditions.

  9. Melisa R May 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I have really enjoyed this BO. The pdf has tons of pictures. I especially liked the section on lens choice. The editing video was great. And the price…what a great value. Techniques can not only be used at the beach but everyday. Ready to try full sun techniques in everyday shoots.

  10. Tammy May 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    What a useful breakout, as I am so fortunate to have been able to move back to the beach area where I grew up and give that to my boys. Perfectly timed for the beginning of summer, Marcie is really thorough in how to shoot in different light, how different lens options affect the image you are making, how to handle your gear on the beach, how to start underwater photography, and so much more! Simply beautiful, and I can’t wait to try some of it out ASAP. Kudos, Marcie!

  11. Susan May 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! This breakout is a complete steal for $25! I am so pleased to see some information on portraits and macro photography at the beach!

  12. Heather May 31, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Great breakout with lots of info! If you can get in while it’s live, Marcie has been very involved in the forums with lots of additional help & info. I can’t wait to go to the beach!

  13. Michelle McNulty May 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Such a wonderful breakout!! Marcie is so generous with all the information she shares about capturing photos on the beach. There really is SO much great information for the price – make sure to check it out!

  14. Amanda May 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    This breakout is awesome!! So much information for the price. I live near a beach and have never loved my beach photos. Marcie’s breakout has inspired me to shoot more there at various times of the day and I can’t wait to try out all of her tips. If you are thinking about getting this breakout I would definitely recommend it!!

  15. Rebecca Cullimore May 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    This is exactly what I needed to help my beach pictures. We live on an island and spend all summer at the beach. I love all of her beautiful examples and ideas for creating better and more memorable pictures. I will also feel much more confident editing them to help my vision shine through. Thank you!!

  16. Velina May 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    This breakout has been so incredibly inspiring! Marcie held nothing back here. The PDF is full of useful information and the presets are amazing!! I have enjoyed every minute of this breakout. Highly recommend!!

  17. Claire Hutchings May 31, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    This is a great breakout! For the price, Marcie includes an incredible amount of information and inspiration. I have already been taking my camera out to the beach more and getting images I know I’ll love for years to come. She covers shooting at all times of day, not just the beautiful golden hour which is mostly out of my reach because of my son’s age. Getting some full sun inspiration has been super helpful for me!! Marcie is very friendly, down to earth and knowledgeable. A definite win!

  18. April May 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I have loved this breakout! It’s full of so much inspiration for beach photography, as well as great tips from engaging with children, lens choices, lensbaby techniques, underwater shooting and editing techniques, a narrative shooting video, editing video. Highly recommend if you photograph at the beach or simply want to take better beach vacation photographs!

  19. Pam May 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    The Beach Photography Break Out is great! You will not be disappointed. The PDF is great and is full of great information and the editing video is wonderful!! I highly recommend this break out.

  20. Lindsay West May 31, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I love this breakout! I live near Tybee and can’t wait to take everything I’ve learned to my next shoot! Also, seeing how she edits her underwater photos was truly eye opening. Can’t wait to try all these new techniques!

  21. Susan May 31, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

    What a wonderful breakout! The PDF filled with Marcie’s gorgeous images and conversational and informative style is a pleasure to read. The shooting and editing videos are fantastic, and the presets are helpful. You can tell that Marcie loves her family, photography, and the beach, and that energy and enthusiasm are passed along through the materials she has created. It is inspirational and motivational — a perfect breakout for an upcoming beach trip!

  22. Iviana May 31, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

    This break up came at the perfect time. I really needed to get my creativity flowing again and be inspired for my upcoming move. This breakout provided everything I need, including creative prompts, how to shoot in different lighting situations, what gear to use, and even showed the settings she uses to get those amazing shots of hers! I 100% recommend!

  23. Ashley May 31, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply

    This breakout was incredible! Marcie offered such great information- from when to shoot, great spots to look for on the beach, to tips for wardrobe depending on the type of session. The best parts were the editing tips through the PDF and in video. I learned so much by just watching her process. This is definitely worth the investment!

  24. Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I am just getting started with this breakout and am so happy I signed up. The information, the presentation, all of it has been so clear and so helpful. The details and the images just add to the package. I cannot wait to apply all I’ve learned the next time we are at the beach!

  25. Jessica May 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    All I can say is wow and I’m not even finished! I read the PDF and alone it’s fantastic and I cannot wait to take the family to the beach! I’ve always been afraid of full sun, which is such a bummer because my kiddos are young and don’t last (unless they’re super cranky) to the beautiful golden hour of the day. My photography bucket list has been to gain confidence in shooting in full sun and this Breakout will help me accomplish that!!

  26. Meagan May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This BO has been so helpful! The beach Memorial Day Weekend = Super Crowded!! But learning how to photoshop people out of the background so you look like you have the beach to yourself is Priceless!!

    And this is just one of the many,many tips I picked up on to help take me beach pic to the next level!

  27. Jenn Convey May 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    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!

  28. Beth May 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I am absolutely loving Marcie’s BO! There’s so much to love – the beautiful inspiration to begin with. Add in the easy to read PDF (that is packed full of valuable info) and the videos that make everything come to life and I’ve been blown away that this is only $25! It is seriously a steal at this price. If you plan to shoot near the water at all, I would recommend getting this breakout. I had a session last night near a local river (without the beautiful sun setting over the water) and I still used what I’d learned from Marcie and I cannot wait to use it to it’s full potential with my kids this summer!

  29. Eva Lagardère May 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    When I saw this breakout, I was soooo happy!! Beach is my place! I love shooting there during sunset but I struggle at midday full sun or when there is no sun at all. In this breakout you learn how to shoot in different lighting situation and in different weather! Marcie also give us great tips concerning lenses and when to use them, photos next to the water or underwater, and editing tips that are essentials to me!! The photos and videos she included in this breakout are worth it too!! A must-have breakout!

  30. Candace Kieluk May 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I am completely blown away by Marcie’s breakout!! Her breakout is jam-packed with SO many great tips for shooting at the beach and I especially enjoyed the shooting videos! I’ve always tried to avoid shooting in full sun but with Marcie’s detailed information for shooting in all lighting conditions and lens choices I’m anxious to get to the beach and put all of her great tips to work! Thank you Marcie for such a wonderful breakout!!

  31. Donna May 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I live close to the beach and thus far have just been winging it, with mixed success. In that context, this breakout was extremely helpful. 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 which is extremely helpful. She does it 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.

  32. Chanelle Torckler May 26, 2017 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I nice short breakout to help prepare for your upcoming beach trip. Easy to get through it all in one night. The PDF is full of beautiful pictures to be inspired by. She tells you what all her settings are and explains how she does her sky overlays. I think the best part for me was reading up on the underwater photography section. If you’re someone like me who prefers more videos watching them shoot then you may be a little disappointed because the two of those types of videos are really quite brief in my opinion, but her editing video is lengthy and a great way to learn how she creates her style and how to photoshop unwanted objects out of the frame!

  33. Stephanie Pipes May 25, 2017 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    So much yes! I am usually super skeptical of online learning like this, as my learning style is very step-by-step, spell out ALL the details. and I have found many online classes do not lend themselves to this style… not with this class!! Marcie is thorough, detailed, and easy to follow. I am also VERY frugal… but this class is worth the money and more. If you struggle with harsh sun, just the info on that alone is worth your investment. I honestly rarely encourage people to spend their money… but for this class I have made an exception. It is so worth it! Moreover, the supportive, excited community of learners is super encouraging. Please, colleagues, get this class… you won’t be sorry!

  34. Velina May 25, 2017 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I have been so excited about this breakout and now I know it was for good reason! So much good information already and it just started! It is obvious that Marcie poured her heart and soul into this breakout. Looking forward to learning more from this amazingly talented lady!

  35. Christine Catherman May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Marcie has clearly put her heart and soul into this breakout and it has been worth every penny! There is so much information packed into this Breakout, from which lenses she chooses and why, underwater gear, shooting at all times of day and editing. I have found so many useful tips and ideas that I immediately started going through old beach images to re-edit and made notes for our next beach trip! And I will be shooting in the water this year!

  36. Michelle Albright May 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I’m only 1/3 of the way into this breakout and already it’s blowing away my expectations. The lengthy pdf of teaching and examples images is informative and well written. The editing video is amazing too! I now only wish I had a beach in my back yard to I could practive every day. Thank you Marcie!!!

  37. Megan May 25, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Marcie has done a really great job with this breakout – so inspiring to get out to the beach and try something new. I’m a beginner and am finding her layout of all the information really helpful, particularly on choosing settings and lenses for different times of day and situations. All of the example shots in the PDF are stunning and the videos are great too. This is the perfect way to start the summer and be inspired!

  38. Delanie May 24, 2017 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I was so excited for this breakout and to learn more about how to create those beautiful beach images I keep seeing. The content in the PDF is amazing and has so many great ideas and tips for all different conditions! I’m especially a fan of the underwater photography information and look forward to seeing what I can do with some of the images I captured from a recent beach vacation!

  39. Ginny Starling May 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Marcie has gone above and beyond with this breakout session! You can tell she put so much time and work into this! Her passion for beach photography (and just photography in general) comes through in every detail of this breakout! I love that she shared some behind the scenes videos! I am a visual learner, so these videos just bring it all together for me! And the presets – they are awesome – what a great little bonus! So don’t walk, RUN to your computer and get this breakout, you will not be disappointed. What a perfect way to start summer break!

  40. Lissa Watson May 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    I was so excited when this breakout came out…..and only $25!!! My entire family is heading to the beach in a few weeks for my sons graduation. I’ve never been comfortable shooting at the beach, it’s always crowded and I blow out the sky. The information I’ve already read has given me confidence that I will capture priceless memories with my family, I’m so excited to get on vacation and get some great shots.

  41. Nicole Houser May 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This breakout is everything you need to know about beach photography!!!! She covers how to shoot in all kinds of weather/scenario. She also tells you what lenses she uses to be so creative and has images to go along with as a visual. I just can’t get over how much info you get for your money! Everyone needs this breakout!

  42. Heather-Nicole May 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I received an email yesterday about this great breakout by Marcie Reif. After having just taken three workshops back to back, I was supposed to be taking a little break before gearing back up to take a few summer workshops. Then I saw that this breakout was just $25–I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought they had made a mistake. I love the beach and I love a good deal, so I knew I had to go for it. So glad I did!! She includes videos, presets, and a PDF which is a whopping 148 pages long and has lots of useful information. I really appreciated how Marcie used a variety of lenses (and even goes in the water!) to capture her beach images and explained why she chose each lens for a particular genre or time of day as well as sharing her settings and how to edit her images. Tying together the how, what, why, and when of beach photography, Marice has pulled together a sweet breakout that is sure to inform your next trip to the beach!

  43. Jamie May 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Its almost time for summer beach sessions, and I’m so excited to see all this beautiful inspiration in this breakout! It also reminded me of some great ways to keep organized and remember to use all the tools in my toolbox, for variety during my sessions. Viva Summer!

  44. Rose May 24, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I am so excited about this breakout! It’s obvious how much time, energy and love Marcie has put into this breakout session! She has such a detailed PDF with beautiful images included in the extremely reasonsable price of $25. She has also included an editing video. Marcie is also available during the entire breakout through June 2nd to answer any questions you may have. If you have a beach trip coming up anytime in your future, this breakout is perfect for you! My favorite place to be is at the beach and I cannot wait to use the information about lighting and settings Marcie is sharing when I shoot again at the beach.

  45. Erika May 24, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Marcie’s breakout came at the perfect time as we are heading to the beach in a couple days. First, her breakout is underpriced! ONLY $25. Have you looked at all we get? You will get a 148 page PDF full of beach eye candy. My personal favorite part about her breakout are all the images with her in camera settings and initial adjustments in LR for all kinds of genre, lens, weather encounters and times throughout her days at the beach. To me, these details are priceless. She talks about underwater from a dslr point of view and briefly from a point and shoot. I have an Olympus TG4 and I liked seeing her movement in the water in one of her videos to see how she captures some of her images.

    Marcie has been running her forum like a friend you’re meeting for brunch, responsive, and encouraging. I’m looking forward to posting images for CC once I get to the beach! GO BUY THIS BREAKOUT NOW!

  46. Brittany (britt_blake) May 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this breakout, and Marcie did not disappoint. I am such a fan of her beach work, and she goes through it all. From shooting at various times of day to differentiating between documentary, lifestyle, and posed portraits… and my favorite parts, her tips on under water photography and shooting with the Lensbaby! We don’t have a beach trip planned in the upcoming weeks, but after going through this material, I am making it my mission to get there as soon as possible. Whether it’s an ocean or the shores of a lake, this is full of inspiration, beautiful images, and invaluable content.

  47. Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) May 23, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I live by the Mediterranean Sea so shooting at the beach is something I do fairly often. I was suprised by how much I learned with this BO anyway! Marcie is very generous in sharing her expertise and this Breakout is jam-packed with so many down-to-earth, practical tips! The PDF alone is wonderfully detailed and full of information… Not to mention the incredibly inspiring images! I can’t wait to shoot at the beach again and implement all the new ideas that are rushing in my head!

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