Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

When the summer sunshine finally arrives here in the midwest, Chicago to be exact, we really can’t wait to spend time outdoors. We certainly have enough of gloomy weather all winter long and spring can be fierce and cold here as well.  We wait so long to enjoy the elusive sun, when it finally makes an appearance; we are outdoors all day long, literally soaking up as many vitamin D rays as possible.

If you live in the midwest, I know you know our pain. I can't imagine having sun every single day - what a blessing that must be!  I have some wonderful tips to enable everyone to enjoy all that summer has to off and to remember and record all the playful (ad memorable) moments whilstenjoying the sunshine this summer.

If you are looking for some inspiration to help you have fun with those summer memories, grab your kids and your camera.  I have some creative secrets that I use each and every summer with my kids. And remember, you don't need a fancy camera either. There are some amazing camera phones these days. Here are some inspiring ideas to take better summer photographs.

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Head out to a carnival

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Go to the beach

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs
Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Get water shots

Nature Walks

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Hunt for butterflies

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Grab the sprinkler

Make a lemonade stand

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

 Wash Dad’s car

Roast Marshmallows

Inspiring Ideas to Take Better Summer Photographs

Summer might just be the best season of the year, giving a lot of fantastic opportunities to capture summer moments with your children. The lighting alone is an inspiration -- especially if you are trying to break out of the auto spot on your nice DSLR. Natural lighting is awesome in the summer months. 

What is inspiring you lately with your camera?