Winter Photography Tips

Doing any outdoor shoots this winter? Take notes from the following winter photography tips compiled by William Schoellkopf:


Snow can give a blank canvas on which the silhouettes and many other forms could be captured in an outstanding manner. This outcome is best when there is large area of smooth terrain, broken by few dark figures. The dramatic lone shapes and minimalist compositions rule here. These images look great in black and white, which emphasizes high contrast.


If you live in a place where it doesn’t snow, it doesn’t mean you don’t have any chance to take winter photos. Wherever it is grey, one can easily create an image which demonstrates the melancholy of winter. Black & white is a good idea, as the delicate colorations might also create a beautiful photograph.


They are the best feature of winters. Icicles are the aspect that is quite spectacular for photography. Sometimes they are difficult to focus on using a digital camera so a manual one would be a good option.


The grays and cool blues of winter give themselves to amazing tones in the water. Get up in the morning and find a lake or a river to kick-start your winter photography.


To click snowfall images, a dark background is needed so the snowflakes are clearly visible.


Snow and ice crystals build splendid macros, single snow crystals either fallen on snow or any other surface, would be beautiful to capture. One needs to be proficient enough in macro skills and you will need a macro lens.

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