Are you enjoying the sunshine? We are too! Whether you're on vacation or taking the family to the park you can use these 5 tips to take better pictures this Summer!
1. Time of Day is Key
Fun happens at all times but great photos don't. It's important to consider the quality and the direction of light when you're photographing. It is a given to avoid shooting at noon, however if it can’t be avoided point your camera away from sun and seek partially shaded areas. Early morning and late afternoon will give you best results for your Summer portraits.
2. Choose the Right Camera
Most on the go photos are taken with our phones. If you do pack a DSLR opt for a lightweight one. You're more likely to take it along if it's not bulky and heavy espescially on Summer vacations. Whatever you choose, remember to protect it from water, sand and sunscreen. Consider the many camera accessory options that can help keep your gear protected such as water cases and hand straps.
3. Great Composition
When photographing a moment or activity, consider a new perspective. Side, above, below and at ground level. Also get in close and zoom out for a wider view of the action. Details and perspective can really take your photos to another level. Maximize your creativity with a macro or zoom lens.
4. Join the Action
There is always a default historian to each family. If that's you, make sure you pop in the photo from time to time so your family can remember you were there too. Also, be sure to set the camera down from time to time. You'll miss out on the real enjoyment if you spend the entire day behind the lens.
5. Make it Meaningful
Taking pictures is not only fun but educational. Our cameras are powerful tools of expression and learning to use them in such a way can give you new eyes to see the world around you. Children are natural explorers, hand them a camera and they will show you things that adults would often miss. Using your camera to capture the details of your next adventure can make the journey meaningful in a whole new way.
This month we used our cameras in a meaningful way by raising awareness and funds for children in need across the globe. See just how creative we got when we put our red noses on...