Friday, December 25, 2015

How to Photograph Winter.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  Lewis Carroll

Winter is a beautiful season. A fresh snowfall or a frosty evening can change the landscape completely and the same location can provide endless photographic opportunities.

The following 4 things are equally important to enjoy the winter photography:
      1.    clothing;

The most important thing about your clothing is to dress warmly.

      2. gear;
Try to keep your camera as dry as possible. You can protect your camera with a zip-lock bag or drape a microfiber towel over your camera and lens to keep the snow off the gear. Keep spare batteries with you. If you have one battery, keep it in an inner pocket to keep it warm until you need it.
 When you take cold gear out in a warm car or room, the process of condensation can begin. Leave your camera zipped up in your camera bag for several hours after you bring it inside until the whole bag and its contents warms up to room temperature.

         3. the picture-making process;
If you want to capture the pure white snow you need to “overexpose” photos. Sometimes it’s not bad to have images with blue tint because it conveys the cold of a winter day.
Add colors.  When everything is gray and white, colors add beautiful contrast to your images.

          4. timing;
The best time for winter shots is early in the morning when you are able to capture the sun rays.

Winter is a great time to get out and try something new.
Take time to enjoy shooting!

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