15 Ideas for Photographing Summer Moments in Black and White

Summer is the season of vibrant color. It’s no wonder then when we think of photographing summer moments, we usually think of bright blue skies, green grass, and crystal blue seas. But, just because the world around us is full of color doesn’t mean we can’t make a totally different creative choice. Some of the best black and white photos are born from quintessential summer moments.

This year as you document your daily life during the season of the sun, think beyond color and focus on texture, light, shadow and subject matter, and approach capturing your summer memories from a more timeless perspective.

Here are 15 ideas of what and where to shoot black and white photography this summer:

  • Take a Timeless Approach 1 of 16
    Take a Timeless Approach
  • Poolside 2 of 16
  • Picnics 3 of 16
  • County Fair 4 of 16
    County Fair
  • Amusement Parks 5 of 16
    Amusement Parks
  • Fireworks 6 of 16
  • Rituals 7 of 16
  • Bikes 8 of 16
  • Bubbles 9 of 16
  • Treasures 10 of 16
  • Treats 11 of 16
  • Sunglasses 12 of 16
  • Simplicity 13 of 16
  • Sprinklers 14 of 16
  • Sandcastles 15 of 16
  • Bare Feet 16 of 16
    Bare Feet

And for giving your summer vacation photos some monochromatic magic, check out the 20 travel shots that look bright in black and white.


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