What will i photograph in the winter?

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  1. RVT1K

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    There's always ice instead of snow....

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    Estes Park-8.jpg Ice-6.jpg There are a gazillion things to shoot during the winter. It's just that if your preferred stuff involves warm weather (like beaches or green leaves) than it feels like nothing.

    I find that shooting in winter tends to require (a generalization, I know), more thinking and planning ahead of time and you need to think about composition to consistently get great winter shots. For instance, using negative space. Or B&W (which snow facilitates). Or use of shadow. Or contrast. Or subjects that benefit from soft light.

    Personally, I just love what you can do with dripping icicles. Or water that has frozen on berries or leaves or branches. Animals in snow or winter create a whole different look (I may fly out to Utah in December or January to shoot some bison because I want photos of breath steaming out of their nostrils and snow on their matted hides). Frozen water--don't get me started--oh my. A long time ago when I was less competent I shot some frozen waves on Lake Superior. And of course, there are all sorts of things to shoot around the holidays what with decorations and lights.
     
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    Thanks, great ideas.
     
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    Wow those images are great, and some awesome ideas as well.
     
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    WOW WOW WOW!!! my list has overflowed! These are all fantastic guys, I don't think i'l be bored of things to shoot this winter. Gives me some great ideas,

    Thanks.
     
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    Glad I could help. Good luck and have fun.
     
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    At one point some of our members were posting short “how to” instructions on things like water droplet and smoke photography. I’ll see if I can find them and post links.
     
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    Winter photography suggestions? Basically, some really "cool" shots! :biglaugh: Seriously, there are some really good suggestions already mentioned but I might add that anything outdoors in nature during the early hours of the morning or late evening hours are a must. The atmospheric and environmental conditions during these times can enhance a good composition.
     
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    Winter is a great time to try star trails as well, find cool architectural shapes and shoot start trails with them.
     
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