Summer vacation means kids running around and burning off some steam, and it also means a chance for you to grab your camera and get some pictures. From sprinklers to face painting, from amusement parks to swimming pools, summer is a great time to take unique photos of your kids.
It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have, you can take stellar shots with a DSLR or a smartphone, you just need to know how to use it properly. I asked two moms/photographers for tips for you (and your kids) on how to take the best summer photos.
Wendy Rombough is a photographer specializing in babies and children, has 2 of her own, and knows what to look for to get a great shot.
Shannon Hilton is a mother of 3, family photographer, and also runs summer camps where she teaches kids how to use a camera. Camera camp! I love this idea. Many families have a designated photographer that never ends up in any of the pictures, with the kids as a secondary shooter, you have an entirely fresh perspective on summer!My boys are only 6 and 3, but I still hand them an old iPhone whenever we go on vacation and encourage them to take pictures of what they see.