Discussion in 'Just For Fun!' started by Raw photographer, Oct 29, 2019.
There's always ice instead of snow....
You don't often see it, but one of the most magical times of cold weather is a https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-hoar-frost/70007064 it's like a sparkly fairy land. Catch it early in the morning and the ice will act like prisms
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.
Thanks, great ideas.
Never thought of that.
Wow those images are great, and some awesome ideas as well.
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,
Glad I could help. Good luck and have fun.
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.
Winter photography suggestions? Basically, some really "cool" shots! 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.
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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