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5 Tips for Photographing During Summer Months

With summer quickly approaching, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time shooting in the warm, summer months!

1. Timing

Do not shoot in the middle of the day. You should really try to avoid midday shooting, anyway, because of harsh lighting, but in the summer, you really need to avoid shooting midday. Try to shoot either early in the morning or late in the evening when it is cooler, and your client won’t be sweaty and miserable. 

2. Action Shots!

Summer is the perfect time to photograph people at play – whether it be swimming, hiking, grilling out, or watching fireworks – summertime presents plenty of opportunities for fun, candid photos.


3. Color

Spring and summer offer a variety of opportunities to play with color. Not only are the trees and flowers blooming and leafy (and the sky bluer!) but people tend to wear brighter colors in their clothes during these months. Play up the color in your photographs, and focus on bright, solid colors. Or, if you want to take the more subtle approach, focus on classic whites, beiges and pastels.

4. Location

Vacations can provide you with fun, out-of-the-ordinary opportunities to play with the landscape. Whether you visit the beach, the mountains, or both, seeing new sights can help you come up with new and exciting ways of photographing.

5. Take Care of Your Camera

If you are shooting outside in high heat, and then move your camera indoors quickly to the AC, you can run the risk of creating condensation inside your camera. Try to avoid bringing your camera inside quickly. Instead, try to put it in an in-between-temperature, like a garage or a sunroom, before bringing it all the way into the blasting AC.

 

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