Summer Vacation Photos, Image Library
How to shoot summer vacation photos and general summer photography for your image library and stock photos collection are presented on this page.
In most parts of Canada (particularly those near the United States border), summer consists of June, July and August. Heat waves are rare, but not uncommon. Cold fronts seem to hit just when the nice weather is on a roll. Sunscreen is actually needed, believe it or not! But so are umbrellas.
Since this is the time for holidays, here are some tips and ideas for summer vacation photos.
Two words - road trip
Breaking up the pattern - one person strolling on a rocky beach.
Keep remembering....horizontal sun...early morning and evening.
How about shooting everyday? But take a day off to rest your camera.
Do you like shooting landscapes for stock photos? Don't for a day. Shoot anything but.
Stray from taking photos 5'9" off the ground for awhile -- or whatever your standing camera height is.
Take a friend with you. Another set of eyes and ideas may help strengthen your photo library.
There's nothing wrong with shooting what you want. Sometimes it gets you out of a rut. Think of it as comfort food.
HDR images of crowds are neat, especially on grunge setting. Summer is a good time for outdoor concerts, festivals, parades, etc.
Sussex Farmers Market.
Miss a flower photo op during this season and you have missed the boat.
Speaking of boats. How about those colourful reflections for summer photography? Visit a boat club, wharf. In the Bay of Fundy, our great tidal range allows a photographer to witness a vessel on a mud flat and six hours later see it floating.
And speaking of water, this is the season for beautiful sunsets on the water. HDR proves its mettle on this front. A slow shutter speed softens the waves hitting the shore.
Experiment with placing the horizon above or below the photo's equator. Keep it in the middle and lose points for dynamic impression.
Is it possible to HDR a hummingbird? Sure it is. Wait for it to land on the drink pad.
Regarding white balance for summer photography, the auto setting produces a neutral, cold-color feeling for outdoor shots. The sunny, shadow, or cloudy settings bring out the warm tones.
Fog bank at Alma, New Brunswick, Canada.
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