Five tips for fighting off the heat this summer during your photoshoot
Jul 6, 2018 | By: Fusion Photography
Summer is in full force here in the Carolinas, and while that means sunny skies and time spent lounging by the pool, it also means one other big thing: heat. And if you have a photoshoot coming up, then you’ll surely want some tips on how to beat the summer heat so your photos turn out the best they possibly can.
This one might seem obvious, but if you’re preoccupied with what you’re going to wear and where the photoshoot is going to take place, you could easily forget to pack some water for the day. Be sure that you don’t forget to bring along enough water for the hours-long shoot, and that you bring enough for everyone in your party (especially important if you’re having family portraits done).
Don’t underestimate the power of a few ice packs and portable, battery-powered fans. These bad boys will surely come in handy between shots, especially if your shoot is largely taking place outdoors. When you have a moment to take a break, seek out a shady spot, put an ice pack on the back of your neck, and aim that fan right at your face. Ahhh—relief!
If at all possible, schedule your photoshoot to take place in the morning or late afternoon hours. Because that midday sun can be a killer! Talk to your photographer about timing; he or she will likely want to avoid the midday sun as well since it can cause harsh shadows that aren’t ideal for photo-taking.
Since you know your shoot will occur during the summertime—and the sun’s going to be beating down on you—consider choosing a location that has a lake or pool so you can jump on in and cool off. Water shoots can be a blast, and being in the water will definitely give you a much-needed break from the summer humidity and heat.
Wardrobe is always a large consideration during any type of photoshoot, but it’s especially important when your shoot is a summertime one. Opt for clothing that’s loose and comfortable, and preferably made of a breathable fabric such as cotton.
These five tips are just a few ways to fight off the summer heat during your summertime photoshoot. Trust us—by following these tips, you’ll have a much more comfortable shoot, which will translate to more beautiful images.
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