Winter Photos to Inspire Your Creative Side — Go Play in the Snow

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.

25 Winter Photos for Your Inspiration

Sleeping Tree Photo by Luke Andrew SC Owen

25 Winter Photos for Your Inspiration

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.

25 Winter Photos for Your Inspiration

Winter Morning Mist Photo by Gualtiero

25 Winter Photos for Your Inspiration

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.

winter photos
Cardinal Photo by Chris Chow, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Fox Photo by Jonatan Pie, Unsplash

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.

winter photos
Winter detail photo by Aaron Burden, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Snowflake photo by Aaron Burden, Unsplash.

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.

winter photos
Sparrow Photo by Peter Lewis, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Icy Limbs Photo by Les Anderson, Unsplash.

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.

winter photos
Lake House Photo by Ian Keefe, Unsplash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

winter photos
Church Community Photo by Mike Kotsch, Unsplash.
winter photos
Red Barn Photo by Simon Matzinger, Unsplash.

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.

winter photos
Snow Blower Photo by Freestocks, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Cold Heart Photo by Brigitte Tohm, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Walk in the Park Photo by Emanuel Hahn, Unsplash

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 photos
Railway Photo by Sandra Ahn Mode, Unsplash

 

winter photos
Lonely Road Photo by Philip Zrnzevic, Unsplash

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.

winter photos
Northern Lights Photo by Thomas Lipke, Unsplash

 

winter photos
Winter Storm Photo by Emanuel Hahn, Unsplash

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.

winter photos
Forest Photo by Donnie Rosie, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Tree Shopping Photo by Andre Benz, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Park Photo by Andre Benz, Unsplash.

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.

winter photos
Crystalized Bubble Photo by Aaron Burden, Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Berries Photo by Galina N., Unsplash.

 

winter photos
Pine Detail Photo by Aaron Burden, Unsplash.

For more inspiration please see: