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12 Creative Ideas For Summer Photography

By Whitney | Inspiration

Perfect weather, iconic treats, and endless outdoor adventures - Summertime lends itself to so many fantastic photo opportunities! For most of us, Summer commences with the act of putting down the textbooks and rounding up friends for an adventure. Soak up every moment of these next three months and grab your camera to document this season’s most picturesque captures. Here’s a list of the most double-tap-worthy photo ops this season:

Epic Sunrises

Most Summertime mornings begin with a splash of color. If you’ve got the dedication to get out of bed early enough, you might be able to snap some of this goodness!

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Toes in the Sand

Tis’ the season for kicking off your shoes and feeling the sand in between your toes. And maximum bonus points if you've got a pretty pedicure.

toes in the sand

Hammock Lounging

Summer is for laying around for sure, but the hammock takes everything to the next level.

hammock photography

Golden Hour Shots

Shortly after the sun rises or before the sun goes down, a natural phenomenon happens. The light becomes absolutely rich and golden - hence the term “golden hour”. Any picture captured in this time frame is usually a great one, so pay attention to the light and your watch!

golden hour photography ideas

Refreshing Drinks

There’s nothing like an ice cold drink on these hot days, and Summertime beverage menus are the best! Cocktails and mocktails are vibrant during this season and too pretty not to snap a pic.

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Cliff Jumps

There’s nothing like jumping into an inviting body of water on a hot day. Cliffs that surround rivers and lakes are laden with thrill-seekers who want to take a refreshing dip. Obviously, before you attempt this shot make sure it’s a safe jump ;)

cliff jump summer photography


In the Summertime, you belong among the wildflowers. They’re in full bloom and the most vibrant they’ll get before next year! Bonus points if you make a flower crown out of them and take a cute selfie.

summer photography ideas wildflowers

Ice Cream

One of the most iconic treats of Summer. Everyone loves a good ice cream cone (or popsicle, or other frozen treat). Hold up your cone in front of a beautiful backdrop for a crave-worthy shot.

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Summertime means s’mores and you can’t have one of those without a big ol’ bonfire. Bonus points if your friends are singing Kumbaya while you snap the pic!

summer photography ideas bonfire

Add Some Light

Summer is always a good time to grab some string lights and play with depth of field to create beautiful portraits.

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Surf Shots

As soon as Summertime rolls around, the beaches fill up with the local talent. Surf shots are ideal this season.

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Most Summer days end with an epic sunset. The best thing is that no two sunsets are the same! The colors are vibrant and vary from day to day. Plus, sunsets have a way of highlighting the most magnificent silhouettes.

summer sunset photography ideas

Grab your camera and let the Summertime fun begin! Then, head to BeFunky Photo Editor to get those pics looking perfect.

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