Currently on the east coast the temperature has been rising to nearly 100 degrees. But does that mean only do inside shoots? I don’t think so. Here are some ways I beat the heat and capture the beautiful summer glaze of the outside.
Get out early
Get up and start your shoot earlier in the day. Late enough that the sun is up but earlier than the heat the heat reaches its peak. I usually try to get out around 8 am to have plenty of time to get some great shots before the heat becomes too much around 12 pm.
Before you leave to be in the heat you should definitely have something in your stomach. The sun drains energy and food will help keep your energy up.
Keep Cold Water Around
Water is a must on a hot day. Maybe keep a bag with a few bottles of cold water in it. Staying hydrated is a big deal any day but even more important on a hot day. We don’t need a bunch of photographers passing out on the streets.
Bring a Travel Fan
The little fans that you see in the dollar store that you can wear around your neck come in handy. Things will get sweaty after a while and your clients look could be affected. With this little fan you can keep your clients nice and dry looking at least until the end of the shoot.