People love eating ice cream in the summertime. But not half as much as photographers love talking photos of people eating ice cream in the summertime.

Look for folks who’re slightly wilted, who decided to pause some workaday activity to buy an ice cream as a cooling-off method.

Girls in bathing suits are perennially popular.

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But not as popular as children.

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The more smeared their faces, the better.

Sad children are also a hit.

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If you can get a perfectly dressed woman and a baby, so much the better.

Also good: animals.

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But the most important thing is to get the goofiest shot possible. Which is easy, because nothing looks dumber than eating ice cream.

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