Summer will see the arrival of lots of hot air balloons as people being to fly them more often during the warmer weather. For photography fans, this presents you with a brilliant opportunity to create some lovely images, playing around with colours, angles and techniques to create something really arty.

Hot air balloons make the perfect subjects as they are often very brightly coloured and can be interesting shapes as well. It is important to choose the right kind of weather for your photography session, as they will by far look their best against a beautiful blue sky.

Balloons can be captured on camera from lots of different angles, and you can choose some wonderful locations to carry out your shoot. Go deep into the countryside and take your photographs with the hot air balloons framed by countryside, hills and forests. If you live near water, try taking some creative photographs using the balloons’ reflections.