The weather is getting colder and heading outside is probably the last thing we want to do. Snuggling up in a blanket with a nice hot drink and a roaring fire at our feet is definitely more appealing to us. However, by reading this page, you will get some great ideas to photograph all the wonderful winter sights. So wrap up warm and head out into the great outdoors. Don't forget to post the link to your shots in the comment section below.
Black & White - Winter scenes can look stunning in black & white, especially isolated & cold themes. Black & white photography is timeless & can really work with winter settings if done right.
Extreme Sports - Snowboarding, Skiing, Snocross, Ice Climbing (and even Ice-Skating) can be exciting to shoot and will definitely test your photography skills. Shooting action can be a great way of utilising your skills and doing a lot of trial & error with your shutter speeds.
Footprints in the Snow - Footprints can look beautiful on a blank sheet of snow, both as a close up shot and with a gorgeous landscape as your backdrop.
Frosty Macro - Objects covered in frost really set the theme within your winter photography. Have a go at shooting frost covered leaves, ground debris, plants, windows, trees and anything else you can find.
Frost in the Morning - On cold mornings, the mist and frost can create some dramatic and eery pictures, especially with landscape photography. If the sun is starting to rise, this can make a great contrast against the cold mist.
Hot Chocolate, Tea & Coffee - Everyone loves hot drinks during those cold days, so why not shoot some food / drinks photography and get really close up. Use added extras like a cup & saucer, marshmallows for your hot chocolate, table cloth that compliments the cup, biscuits, anything which can set the scene.
Icicles & Snowflakes - Macro shots of icicles & snowflakes look beautiful and you should use trial & error with getting them tack sharp.
Snow - You can't shoot a winter scene without snow right? Try your hand at different snow landscapes & even portraits. Capture the kids playing in the snow or a family snow fight. Don't forget to experiment with your white balance as the camera may be thrown by the whiteness of the snow.
Soup - When it's cold, soup is the best remedy to warm you up. It's a small icon of the winter season, so why not photograph your winter food. Try a large bowl of soup with some croutons and bread to really set the scene.
Winter Wildlife - The winter season is still the perfect time to photograph animals and there are still plenty to see. Why not try and find Robins, Deer, Foxes, Peasants, Owls; find out what's in your town or even your back garden, you'll be surprised.
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