Did this for a class to get used to the Canon50 DSLR. Which are pretty sweet and take amazing pictures, but I wouldn't use as a downshooter again. There was problems with the lens- it was so heavy that it couldn't stay zoomed out, so unfortunately I had to work around it and be zoomed in the entire time, with the camera MUCH farther away from the sand than it had to be. Color is slightly off on purpose, the way I shot the images. I let the Whitebalance be off purposefully.