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Everyone loves taking outdoor photos. That’s where I take most of my pictures. I find the backgrounds of the outdoors to be much more interesting than an in-studio backdrop. Here are some tips on how to get best results from an outdoor photo session in the summer.
It should go without saying, but remember to put on sunscreen before you go out for your photoshoot. If possible, apply makeup with built-in sunscreen, or use some powder to cover any spots on your face that look shiny.
Shiny skin from sunscreen isn’t the only reason to bring a powder. If it’s a hot day, you may have problems with sweating. Bring some tissues for dabbing your skin and some powder for touchups.
There have been times that I’ve returned from taking outdoor photos and found a tick on me. Sometimes the issue is mosquitos. Just realize that buts can be an issue, particularly in a beautiful woods-like setting. Some bug repellent can make a photo session more pleasant.
It’s easy to get hot and dehydrated while outdoors in the summer sun. Make sure you bring bottles of water and take a drink often. You will feel better during your photo session.
Don’t overdo your makeup application. It’s better to go a little easy and get a fresh sun-kissed look in your photos.
Choose comfortable clothing that fit your body shape. Feel free to incorporate accessories like a hat, but don’t let it overwhelm the photos.
Be careful when you plan the time of your shoot. Midday can be scorching, as well as result in some overly harsh sun that can wreak havoc with your photos. Plan your shoot early in the morning or just before the sun sets to avoid looking hot and flustered in your photos.