A little inspiration can go a long way. The hard part is finding it. One of the best things about Summer is how versatile the season is. There are so many things available to you all at once. For any photographer, this is truly a blessing, as you have the opportunity to play around with different ideas. We have out together a quick list of some fun things to try out before the dog days are over.
Filters can be fun to mess around with in photography. Choosing the right filter for the job is important though, as not all filters will create the desired effect. For example, a GND filter is good when capturing a sunrise or sunset with a darker colored foreground. It is always fun to experiment with new ideas so do not be afraid to break out of your comfort zone a little.
Golden hour happens twice a day which is great if you are not an early riser. This is the moment when the sun has either just come up, or is just about to go down for the day. The longer sunrises and sunsets that Summer provides gives you a better window than other seasons to capture some very cool images. A common move is to photograph in the direction of the sun, but try working different angles as well.
Long exposure shots are fun projects that create very cool finished products. The effect works best when shooting a dynamic object against a static setting, like a river flowing through the woods. Use a slow shutter speed when taking these pictures for the desired results. Long exposure images make for a unique look that can bring some refreshing variety to your repertoire.
Storms are one of the coolest things about Summer. Capturing them in your photography is equally cool. Because they coma and go so fast, you need to be ready. Check the weather the day before and then find a good place to camp out and wait for it to roll in. The pictures you take will create powerful images that really showcase just how thrilling nature can be.
There are so many opportunities to flash your creative side during the Summer. That is why it is important that you try new things and step outside your comfort zone. Experiment with new equipment or styles. Try something that you do not normally like to do. You never know what you might create!
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