Five Hot Tips For Your Summer Photography

summer photography tips

Five Hot Tips for your Summer Photography

The summer is on its way and if you are partial to a bit of photography during those months then we have five hot tips to help your summer look like the best ever!

1. Light is everything

light is everything

Photography in the midday sun is one sure way to have your images washed out and devoid of interesting colours.

five hot tips for your summer photography

There’s a period of time one hour after the sun rises and one hour before the sun sets that photographers call the “Golden Hour“. This Golden Hour is generally the best time to take your images as the sun is low in the sky and the light is soft which helps to produce warm vivid colours.

morning light

2. Use Flare

use flare in your photos

Flare is when a light source (The Sun) is shining directly through the lens. This light then creates a light pattern on the image as seen above.

photography flare

A lot of photographers choose to avoid lens flare. However, you can use this to good effect if you think more creatively. Including Flare into your pictures can add greater depth and will also give a greater sense of the summer conditions you find yourself in.

lens flare example

3. Silhouettes

use silhouettes for your summer photography

Having an abundance of summer light around will enable you to look for interesting shapes and figures to use as silhouettes. Almost any subject can be turned into a silhouette but some silhouettes will be stronger than others.

silhouettes of family

Friends and family make great subjects, get them to participate in an activity rather than just stand there!

silhouette of photographer

4. Focal Length

If you are using a DSLR you will have the option of changing lenses to give you a different perspective. Think about using a longer focal length when you ordinarily would use a standard size lens, this will compress the scene and bring your subjects closer to you.

long DSLR focal length

change your focal lenght

Or perhaps a wide angle would give you wholly different perspective!

5. Black and White

summer and black and white

When you think of summer photography most people imagine beautifully colourful photos. However, why not zig when everyone zags and shoot your summer in black and white. Let your images stand out from the crowd!

black white summer photography

black and white summer pictures

OK……Six Hot Tips for your Summer Photography

6. Fun

have fun with your summer photography

Have fun with your photography. Use your camera to capture the fun things in life over the summer. Those images will help remind you of the amazing time you had over the summer.

fun photography