Winter is coming! But don’t worry. No blue-eyed zombies are waiting to climb your walls. What’s beyond your walls is more intriguing and worthy of the space in your digital gallery.
Outdoor photography in the winter often seems promising—well, that’s mainly before and after the snow storms. Beautiful scenes of snowflakes patterned across conventional street colors are always breathtaking. However, these scenes are not hard to capture, courtesy of the winter cold.
But this winter, you will be different. So rather than let the cold freeze out the photographer in you, we’ll help you beat it and make the most out of it. We’ve compiled a list of fantastic winter photography tips to help you climb over your walls and take a thousand clicks.
Let’s get started.
1. Trust the forecast, but always prepare for a snowstorm.
Enigmatic outdoor photography scenes are rarely a few meters into the streets. On most wintry days, you might have to hike and climb to reach the best shooting locations.
Whether trekking or climbing, carry a few extra pounds of food, water, phone batteries, and winter clothing. Light snowfall is the safest and most productive condition for winter outdoor photography, so use the weather forecast to map your scene-hunting journey.
Remember, winter isn’t always predictable, hence the need to carry extra.
2. It’s primarily white during winter, so use color contrasts!
Winter is beautiful, but it’s gray and can become gloomy. To avoid an array of gray-colored photographs, spice it up with colors.
Every color would stand out on an extensive white and icy background of snow-covered mountains and pine trees. Throw in the colors; there are no rules to it.
How do you get colors into a winter scene?
You might need a truck to carry a few of your friends and pets, a small tent, and lots of brightly colored clothes. Sometimes nature fights off the snow and retains its colors long enough for you to take a shot. Be camera ready for greens and animals.
You’re most likely to get more out of winter outdoor photography tours after a light snowfall or days after an intense snowstorm.
3. Harness the Blues!
The Blues is winter’s version of Autumn’s golden hour. It is the moment the sky beams gold at sunrise and before sunset. However, it only lasts for about 25 minutes. During winter, that beam reflects a soft glow of blue, perfect for outdoor photoshoots. It is a phenomenal filter for landscape photography.
4. Host your images on ImageCoast.
Do you remember the digital gallery we mentioned at the onset? Yes, the one solely created for your photographs. Well, you can have that gallery on ImageCoast, host as many images as possible, and share them with the world. Click the link to get started.