Hi everyone! I’m Megan Alter, the albelli summer photographer. Now that the sun is shining, starting a summer photo project is a great way to capture all your favourite sunny moments on camera.

I’m sure you have a summer holiday planned, and with just a little preparation, you’ll be able to capture every memorable moment of it. Here are my top five tips to creating great photo projects:

1. Narrow things down

Try to focus your creativity on a specific subject you’re passionate about. It could be sailing, wildlife, or whatever you find intriguing.

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2. Get creative with your subject

I’d encourage you to be brave. Try new angles. New compositions. Keep your eyes open for new techniques and give it a go. You could even give your kids a camera to capture things from their point of view.

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3. Create a mood board

Collect images of things you love. Use a theme or colour to inspire your project.

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4. Location scouting

Think ahead and plan great places to shoot. Somewhere with natural light is best, and I’ve always been a fan of outdoor locations.
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5. Tell your story, one image at a time

I’d recommend making a list of images you want. Perhaps photos on the road, games, summer foods or close-ups of hands and feet. By planning ahead it will help you tell the story through photos later on, perhaps by creating a photo book for example.

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I’m always very keen to emphasise to everyone that you don’t need to be a professional photographer to take amazing photos. Enthusiasm, enjoyment and a little preparation will always create get results!

I hope these tips will inspire you to create your very own summer photo project. Do you already have an idea of what yours will be about?

 

Megan x

http://meganalter.com

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