I will take any and all suggestions regarding some beach family photos during daylight and sunset. I have a pretty generic D5100 with a 18-55mm kit lens. I have a silly flash I bought in a battery purchase, so I don't think that will help. I am considering buying a lens but I don't think I want to go down that road unless I have to. I want a 35mm because of all the added benefits (nice shots + Bokeh), and I read that @Moose
likes the Tamron 18-270mm as a general purpose good lens to have. Pretty soon now I will need to not spend money on a professional photographer, and instead tripod our family shots on a beach in Wildwood, NJ. I have a remote for the camera, as I have to be in the pictures as well. I am also armed with @Moose
's Cheat Cards for the D5100. So advice on taking remote controlled pictures of our family on the beach would be much appreciated!