Summer Photography Tutorials and Ideas

Summer Photography Tutorials and Ideas

In celebration of the summer solstice, here are a few summer photography tutorials to brighten your morning and get you motivated to enjoy the year’s longest day with camera in hand.

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A Guide to Shooting Golden Hour Photography

Find out why the golden hour is the ideal time for taking photos.

How to Get Giant Sun Effects in Landscape and Portrait Photography

Get inspired to experiment with subject-to-camera distances and long lenses to get the appearance of “compression”. Experiment with “giant sun” sunsets.

The Sun: A Photographer’s Ultimate Lighting Source

There are many different qualities of light and different directions to light. All of them can be accessed with the sun as our source. Every photographer strives to create imagery with the most vivid light. This occurs naturally near sunrise and sunset. But many of us forget about other aspects of the sun that we can use to our advantage.

6 Easy Summer Photography Shooting Tips

Shooting in the middle of the day is a photography no-no but sometimes, especially when traveling, you have no choice but to make the most of the harsh light. Here are 6 methods for getting better images in the heat of summer.

How to Keep Your Camera Gear Clean and Safe this Summer

Summer is full of outdoor excursions, worldwide travel, and photo/video projects which take advantage of the long sunlit hours. Among all the wonderful outcomes of summer exploration, it’s good to keep in mind how to best protect your gear when the tides may turn for the worst. Here are a few tips for gear safety to think about this summer.

Tips for Photographing Family Events

Here’s a list of tips that will help you make images you’re proud to share with your friends and family – images that tell the story of your event rather than just being snapshots of it.


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