Summer is fab for photography! You can achieve amazing shots when everyone is not inhabited by shoes or too much clothing. It is a certain free-ness about the way people behave & the shots you can capture due to that freedom.
Here's a few tips on getting the most out of your photos in the hot Summer months!
1. The biggest tip for capturing great images in summer is the time of day. If possible, try to avoid photographing in the middle of the day, and if you have no choice, then try to pick shaded areas. Generally the best time of day to photograph in full sun is first thing in the morning or the last hour of the day.
2. The summer sun can be very harsh in Australia, which means squinting subjects & heavy shadows. If you have no shade around to escape to for photography, then put your flash on to stop heavy shadows under eyes. Also getting subjects to look up slightly can help reduce the darkness under eyes too. For squinting, be ready to take the photo on the count of 3, get your subject to close their eyes, then open on the count of 3. You must be quick to capture on the 3 though!
3. Encourage your subject to take their shoes off (if possible & no dreaded green ants... or snakes... gotta love Australia!) & you will be surprised at the psychological difference it makes, relaxing people straight away.