Winter Photography Ideas - Taking Advantage Of Winter Scenarios

If you think winter has nothing to offer when it comes to taking some great photos, well, it’s not true. You’ll definitely miss your chance of creating a photo masterpiece if you sit in warmth and comfort of your home. Besides, it’s not always that miserable outside – winter scenarios can be  quite charming in their simplicity and restrained beauty.

Bad Weather Is Great Weather With Winter Photography

Even if the weather is rather discouraging at the moment, don’t you feel challenged enough to take your camera and get started in spite of this gloomy day? And speaking of gloomy days, this soft diffused light will help you a lot in accentuating colors and creating exposures.   

And you won’t have to walk and walk around neighborhoods in search of great photography ideas, there are so many worthy objects. Trees, for example. A single bare tree on white background will look impressive, dramatic and perhaps even symbolic, depending on your vision and skills. Firry pine branches with sparkles of snow between the needles will make an excellent object for macro photography. A group of trees can make a worthy composition as well.

Using Winter Grays With A Creative Twist

If gray is a predominant color of this season, make it a beautiful gray, foggy and mysterious. You’ll never go wrong with capturing fog and mist in winter, especially early in the morning and later in the evening. Of course, a city street isn’t a perfect place for this sort of shooting, so you’d better look for a spot like a misty valley of a foggy lake.

But if the day is bright, don’t miss the chance to play around a bit with contrasts. What about the blue sky and white snow bed? Some beautiful photos can be taken here. Don’t hesitate to maximize the contrast if the larger context of your shot features a neutral color scheme. Different shades of blue won’t look unnatural combined with the pure white of snow.

Winter Photography And Added Warmth

And if you want some warmer colors captured in winter, go for sunsets and sunrises. The sunrays will paint the snow beautiful shades of red, pink, purple, crimson, golden orange, auburn and terracotta. The moment won’t last, so you should be ready a little in advance. Make sure to shoot quickly in order to capture the changing effects of the color scheme. The more photos you take the better, and I bet you’ll have a hard time to choose the best one. At least two-three masterpieces are guaranteed!

What About Macro Winter Photography?

If you are a fan of macro photography, perhaps there will be fewer aspects to capture in winter than in other seasons. But even without flowers of butterflies around, there will be something well worthy of your attention. Have you ever thought of shooting snowflakes? It’s rather challenging, of course, and perhaps you’ll even need to upgrade your equipment, but don’t let these considerations stop you. Don’t get disappointed easily if you can’t take  a fairly detailed photo of a snowflake at once, it will improve with time and lots of practice. The most important to get started and keep progressing.

Plan ahead your winter photography and don’t hesitate to experiment – this way you’ll never run out of ideas. Make a list of things you’d like to try, themes you’d like to explore, techniques you’d like to test. Each season is unique, so keep in mind that certain subjects won’t be available till next winter.