Oh Shoot! It’s Summer! Real Life

Hey y’all!  This is the final week of our summer photography series, Oh Shoot! It’s Summer!, where I’m helping you turn ordinary moments into extraordinary photos.  To celebrate and help you really kick your everyday photography up a notch, there’s an awesome giveaway that starts today, too!

Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI think we all long to document as much of our everyday moments as possible, and take the best pictures of those moments that we can.

But honestly, the best way to truly capture those moments is to just get snap happy!  Practice, experiment, try different angles and lighting arrangements…just shoot!

Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of this awesome photography ebook bundle, and there are different bundles for different skill levels, so click below to check them out and don’t miss it!


Who doesn’t love free stuff, right?  You know those 8×10 art prints I’ve been sharing with you each week?  Here.  I’ll remind you:

Oh Shoot It's Summer Main Image 1Everyone who orders this awesome ebook bundle from me gets all 4 of these gorgeous art prints for FREE!  Here’s how:

  • Check out the ebook bundle HERE.
  • Choose either the Beginner, Intermediate, or Professional bundle.
  • ***IMPORTANT*** Forward your order confirmation to me at sweetteagrace@gmail.com
  • One June 30th, the day after this ebook bundle sale ends, I’ll contact you to find out if you want the art prints with or without the quotes on them, and to get your mailing address.
  • You will receive all 4 8×10 images in the mail, ready to frame and display!

PLUS, you’ll receive 10 additional entries in a Photography Prize Pack Giveaway that goes live TODAY, Monday, June 29th.

Now, let’s get to some photography tips!

Capture Real Life

Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
I’ve shared tips for shifting your perspective, shooting nature & outdoors, and including yourself in the picture.  But what it all boils down to is, capturing life.  As Ansel Adams says:

Life is your art.

All the tips in the world can’t change the fact that life is happening all around you, and the photos you capture of those real life moments are your art!


Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceHave your camera ready.  Sometimes the simplest moments can become the most beautiful images.

The great thing about the advancements in technology we have today is, you can capture these real life moments without a fancy DSLR.  Grab your phone and get to clicking!


Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceSome of my favorite pictures from our travels are of the things most people don’t notice.  Maybe it’s because I love photography so much, but I tend to see pictures in the ordinary.

If you’re spending time in the car, at the airport, at the doctor’s office…take some time to practice seeing the pictures in the everyday moments.


Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceWe all have those projects in our home, whether it’s something as simple as a pile of laundry or something as elaborate as a deck build or home renovation.

Capture the work in progress.  It might help you survive it!


Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceKids throw tantrums.  Dogs beg for food.  Husbands lose things.

One day, your kids will be bigger and those tiny moments will be gone.  Dogs don’t live forever, unfortunately, and you’ll miss those sweet brown eyes watching you cook.

Capture the things that might be small irritations now, but will make for sweet memories down the road.


Now get out there and start shooting!!


#1 – Snap some photos with different perspectives and share them on Instagram or Twitter using #OhShootItsSummer2015 and be sure to tag me @sweetteagrace – or share them on my Facebook page or through email!

#2 – Pin this post and be sure to come back every Monday through June 29th (Just pin that image right down here:)

You don't need fancy equipment to capture life's everyday moments! Learn how to use perspective to take your everyday photos to the next level - plus earn FREE 8x10 prints & a chance for a $50 Shutterfly gift card! Oh Shoot! It's Summer! 4-week summer photo series on Sweet Tea & Saving Grace!

#3 – Take advantage of the Ultimage Photography Bundle I mentioned above & start taking better photos right now!

#4 – ***IMPORTANT*** Forward your order confirmation to me at sweetteagrace@gmail.com so you can get your 4 FREE 8×10 art prints PLUS 10 bonus entries in the Photography Prize Pack Giveaway!

To check out Weeks 1-3 click HERE.


Oh Shoot It's Summer - take better pictures of your everyday life!  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace


  • 1 entry = Leave a comment telling me your favorite subject to photograph.
  • 1 entry = Sign up for my newsletter HERE and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so
  • 10 entries = Purchase the photography ebook bundle HERE!

Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday, July 3, 2015.  Giveaway is open to residents of the US only.  Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

Don’t miss this!!

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8 Responses

  1. I love to photograph landscape photography….especially mountains and sunsets. I love appreciating the beauty of this wonderful world around us.

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