7 Tips for Better Winter Photos

Winter is just about here in the Northern Hemisphere (there is a bad storm raging outside as I write this), and it brings with it a bunch of new creative possibilities. As you get ready for the snow to fly, check out these seven fantastic tips for better winter photos. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video details seven tips for better winter landscape photography. Along with the seven tips offered here, another is to embrace drone work (you can read 10 tips for that here). The neat thing about winter is that the snow and ice render landscapes in an entirely different way, and that is even more apparent from above, where seemingly familiar scenes are shown in abstract and unusual ways. If you own a drone, it is well worth braving the cold to go for a winter flight or two. As the video details, just be careful with your exposures, as snow frequently tricks the automatic metering in cameras. Check out the video above for lots of helpful advice and example photos.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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2 Comments

Lucas Edwards's picture

This is what I call a lazy article..

Yes it takes time and hard work to make a video. Videos are great! However, we don't all always have the time to watch a video. Maybe you're not in a place where you can watch a video. Either way, it would be extremely useful to your readers or should I say viewers if you also listed the seven ways in the article.

Forcing people to watch the video makes me feel like you're just pushing people to get views.

Guess I'll never know what the seven ways are since I'm highly likely to forget about this and not come back and watch the video.

Oh well, lol

Kenneth Lenard's picture

Here are the tips from the video.

Tip no 1 - To get a good exposure you'll have to overexpose the scene
Tip no 2 - Use the snow as negative space
Tip no 3 - During sunrise and sunset the snow reflects the colors of the sun and you get colors like pink, purple or red
Tip no 4 - To compensate for the blue tint you get in your photos use a white balance of Cloudy or Shade
Tip no 5 - During the first days of winter you get Autumn and Winter in the same photo and the contrast is spectacular
Tip no 6 - Even though the snow is bright you'll still need to use the tripod
Tip no 7 - Look for a spot of color in all the white of the snow