5 Tips for Summer Photos
It seems that I take twice as many photos during the summer than during all of the other seasons combined. The extra hours of daylight, family vacations, trips to the beach and lazy days by the pool mean lots of picture taking opportunities. While I am definitely more of a mom with a camera than a pro (I shoot almost exclusively in automatic), I get some of my best shots during the summer using these tips.
1. Wait for the golden hour (the hour just after sunrise or just before sunset), when sunlight is soft and diffused.
2. Avoid the harsh light at midday. Forgo the portraits and take some detailed shots like this one. It shows both the age (love the swim diaper peeking through) and the relationship of these two (always together!).
And most importantly, don’t forget to capture the story!
Can you think of other photographs you might take this summer? How about a BBQ with your family, a picnic in the park, catching bugs, gardening, going on a walk, flying kites, playing on the swings. There are just so many fun activities do during the summer. Make a list to help you stay on task and capture as much of those fun summer memories as possible.