Summer Photography Tips – Ah, it’s that time of year when we all seem to be jetting off to different locations around the world! Summer is such a fun time and of course we all want to be capturing those great moments and memories that we create so here are some of my summer photography tips!
Summer Photography Tips – Camera
For most of my blog photography I tend to use my Nikon Camera, it’s easy to use and has a wide variety of options / settings meaning that you can get half the job done before actually taking any photos.
For quick snaps of the sea, sunsets and ice cream (or anything pretty) I’ll stick to my iPhone 6 plus as it’s easier to use rather than lugging around a camera – especially when you’re on holiday but being a fashion and beauty blogger means that I’m rarely without a camera of some sort… 🙂
Summer Photography Tips – Lighting
So this might be a silly subject to cover as (let’s face it) we’re talking about summer photography BUT there are a few things that you can do to benefit your photos!
For fashion / outfit photography I tend to have the sunshine in front of me as I find it’s a lot more flattering, you do have to be careful about shadows appearing but colours are a lot more vibrant and you don’t really need to adjust anything with your camera settings.
In the afternoon, around 5-7 o clock, the sun starts to set and for me this is personally my favourite time to take outfit / fashion photos for the blog.
You might have heard about it as it tends to be called the ‘golden hour‘ as it gives your photos a natural effect with a ‘golden glow‘ that’s universally flattering and just makes your photos look stunning!
Summer Photography – Locations
OK, so when you’re on holiday this has to be one of the easiest things to settle on – you’re in a different place and EVERYWHERE is an opportunity for taking pictures.
Whether you’re using the sea as a backdrop for your fashion / outfit photography or using the sand for your beauty product photos – it’s endless and you can really get creative! Even the balcony in your hotel room is great – especially if there’s a view! 🙂
There we have some tips about summer photography, let me know if you have any other advice or any other gadgets that you use in the summer…..Would love to hear about them! 🙂