Tis’ the season when we see the most sunlight, the longest days, and the highest light levels…all adding up to create some seriously epic photos! Savor the summertime feeling with your camera. Be sure to take advantage of the summer sun and Earth’s beauty, and capture pictures! Read on to learn our best 3 tips to rock your summer photos.
1. That Golden Hour
The summer sun can be harsh, which will cause squinting, blown out highlights, and harsh shadows. Try out this first tip for summer photos by making sure you time your photos right. Wait for that golden hour to catch the perfect picture taking, golden light. Typically, this is about one hour before sunset.
2. Experiment with Silhouettes
Use this tip for summer photos by placing a solid object between you and the beautiful setting sun. Just like that, you’ve got the makings of a great silhouette! It is a great way to highlight the sunset as well as the outline of you, your friends, or something else you love!
3. Follow Your Shadow
Strong sunlight means strong shadows. Although it may seem wrong to want harsh shadows in photography, try experimenting with it! Take advantage of the bright sun by using it to capture dark and dramatic shadows that contrast with brighter surroundings. Adjust your colors and contrast after taking your photo, for a more drastic look.
Don’t forget to print! After using these three tips for summer photos, send them to print!
Photos stuck on your phone or in the cloud, risk more damage than those that are printed! Printing your photos ensure that physical, staying quality that is lost when kept digital. Of course, our photos are still long lasting, archival prints that highlight the best qualities of your picture. It captures the darks, the lights, the color, and most importantly, the feeling that the photo gives. We can’t wait to see what you send us!
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