Summer in Germany
Say, you get together with family and friends for a few days, for anniversaries, birthdays, and the like. Everybody knows that you are a photographer or that you like photographing. And you end up actually photographing.
What do you photograph? How do you capture a family and friends gathering?
Here are a few ideas:
- photograph people, capture informal shots, experiment with funny poses
- capture individuals, as well as group portraits, semi-formal and “in action,” doing something, for example, chatting, playing with a pet, in the kitchen, at the grill, etc.
- photograph food and drinks, and decorations, too
- photograph childhood items, mementos, and such–an old toy or book or scrapbook, old photographs, and so on
- capture the setting, it can be your childhood home, your friends’ new place, etc.
- capture the surroundings, in other words, don’t limit yourself to photographing a home or a room, but also the surrounding nature, town, or city
- go exploring (by yourself or with family and friends), capture the neighborhood and photograph your loved ones and others along the way
- use the light to paint and enhance a mood
- photograph at different times of the day
- capture gestures and interactions
- capture special moments (get and be ready to capture them: a hug, a smile, special facial expressions and body language, etc.)
- capture details, as well as the “big picture”
- try to tell the full story of the event
- have fun while at it!
Hope everybody is having a wonderful summer.
As always, thanks for stopping by!