10 Summer Photos You Must Take
School is out and summer is here! It's time to bring out the camera. Tomorrow we will be celebrating the 4th of July and many families with be gathering together for a summer tradition. Why not capture all of those memorable family memories? Here is a quick list of 10 possible ideas to photograph your family enjoying summer.
1. Summer Sport
It's summer and what's the favorite summertime sport - Baseball. You can catch a Washington Nationals baseball game in D.C and bring your camera to photograph your family. Maybe even photographing your child(ren) catching a fly ball. Another possibilities is watching the kids skateboard around the neighborhood.
2. 4th of July
Tomorrow is the 4th of July - the height of summer. It's a great time to capture family and friends enjoying one another and at the end of the night bringing out your camera to capture the fireworks in the sky. There are so many wonderful locations to view fireworks in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland area. However, we're so close to Washington D.C., I recommend watching the Nation's fireworks. You won't be disappointed; just pack lots patience.
3. Ice Cream
Oh my goodness, there's nothing like so good ice cream. Summer just isn't summer without a cone or cup of ice cream. With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees a scoop or two of ice cream is a nice cooling treat.
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During the summer months, I try to avoid turning on the stove, especially the oven, at all cost. The heat is too extreme! I venture out to the grill with my family and grill steaks, burgers, chicken, hotdogs, almost anything we could possibly eat. It a great time to photograph the person grilling and the kids looking forward to the meal. Absolutely take pictures of the final product.
Road trips can be so much fun. With the warmer weather, many families choose summer to make many driving trips across the country. Don't forget to bring the camera to photograph the kids enjoying all the new sights they will see or the different attractions.
This is a quick list of road trip possibilities:
6. Toes In the Sand
There's nothing like warm sand in between the toes. Taking an evening stroll with the camera and taking pictures of the sun setting or the kids running and playing on the beach is fun.
7. Cold Beverage
On a warm day, a ice cold drink can do wonders for your happiness. The weather is bearing down and a cup of water filled with ice or an icy cold Coca-Cola is a true treat. That cold beverage quickly cools down our hands from holding it and our bodies from drinking it. It's also a great opportunity to take a picture.
8. Favorite Hobby
Summer is a time to relax and enjoy the long days of summer. Sitting in a local park and reading a book or playing a game on your iPad can be a great way to enjoy summer and photograph a special moment.
Who doesn't like bubbles? Although I'm an adult, I feel like a kid all over again when I see bubbles being blown. Bring out the bubbles and the camera and photograph your kids running after the bubbles trying to catch them.
10. Summer Colors
Colors, Colors, Colors. Colors are everywhere you look. Similar to spring, summer is filled with colors galore. Many trees still have pretty blossoms and their waiting to be photographed by you. Bring your camera outside!
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.