Summer is an amazing time of the year.

School is out, vacation season is in full swing, and for many, it’s a time to get outside and reconnect with the great outdoors. Long days and short nights are a perfect recipe for adventure. And, for photographers, all that sunlight is bound to lead to endless inspiration.

Here are 7 quotes that are sure to inspire you to capture the great summer outdoors.

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir
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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. – Gerard De Nerva
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We’re all equal before a wave. – Laird Hamilton
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Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there. – Robb Sagendorph
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And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. – Erol Ozan
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I felt like summer had taken over me. – Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her
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Here’s to a great summer.

This summer, if you are looking to take your photography skills to the next level, check out our upcoming classes at Samy’s Photo School. Get outside while learning from some of the most talented photographers in the industry with classes like Shoot for the Stars: An Intro to Night Sky Photography – Sigma Lens Workshop.