Winter photos can be stunning. While winter can present more challenges for photographers than in other seasons, there are plenty of opportunities for amazing photos in the cold and snow.
Snow Creates a Unique Mood in your Winter Photos
The same scene can look drastically different from one season to the next. Plus, winter scenes can often produce stunning photos. In this post, we’ve collected examples from various photographers that show just how beautiful winter photography can be. Use it for some inspiration and get out and find opportunities for your own winter photos. And when you are ready to post edit your photos, check out our Winter Actions for Photoshop.
Sleeping Tree Photo by Luke Andrew SC Owen
Bl;ue Ice Photo by Shane Gorski
Black and White Photography is Ideal for Winter Photos
If you are a black-and-white photo affcianado, winter is your element. There is nothing like a coating of fresh snow to create contrast in landscapes.
Winter Morning Mist Photo by Gualtiero
The Long Road Home Photo by Hartwig HKD
Wildlife Provides Contrast in Winter Photos with a Background of Snow
Winter photography can be very satisfying, especially if you are fortunate to capture creatures in all of their winter glory. But watch out for falling snowflakes. They may be beautiful, but they will trick your autofocus by drawing the attention to themselves instead of the subject you wish to photograph.
Break Out Those Macro Lenses for Amazing Snowflake and Crystal Formations
For those who love to photograph the small world that few people have time to notice, now is the time. Winter photos are a wonderful way to share the diminutive creations in nature.
Practice Your Depth of Field in Winter Photos
Depth of field can create a whole new perspective and allow your subject to really stand out. If you are looking for artistic quality photos, depth of field can move your work ahead quickly.
Isolated Buildings in the Snow Make Great Winter Photos
There is something so comforting about seeing an isolated building in a vast landscape of snow. It brings images of warmth and security. A building can also provide perspective, enhance composition and create contrast.
Photos of People Enjoying the Snow are Always Popular
Take photos of family and friends in the snow and you will capture an exceptional memory. Snow is a unique medium that is open to so many forms of play.
Consider the Journey When Taking Photos in Winter Weather
Winter time is a time for journeys. Millions of people go home for the holidays. Seeing the wintry road puts us in mind of homecomings and holiday adventures.
Winter Weather is a Great Way to Add Drama to Your Photos
There is something about the majesty of weather that fascinates us. Perhaps it is the surprising combination of beauty and fierceness that we see in turbulent skies. Even more, is the mystery and unpredictability.
Forests and Parks Take on an Entirely New Look in Snow
Take a hike in the snow but be sure to protect yourself and your camera. Also, always remember to let someone know where you are going.
Take a Closer Look at Nature’s Details for your Winter Photos
Nothing can add to the details of nature like a hard freeze or heavy snow. As a result, these beautiful photos attest to the wonder of winter. But be sure to check the local weather before venturing out and be prepared for change.
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