Just because it’s bitterly cold outside there’s no need to hang up your DSLR until the spring. Admittedly it’s hard to be enthusiastic about heading out to take pictures of snow when the temperature dips below zero, especially when you know you’re going to be standing still for long periods of time. But the visual delights of beautiful frost-covered landscapes and snow photography are sure to make your efforts worthwhile – in fact, you might find that you’re inspired to take your best shots yet.
You may have to work harder to nail a great shot when the weather is bad, but the opportunities are there if you look hard enough. We spied this shot while driving though a snowstorm on a trip to Poland.
We noticed the lone tree and track marks set against the blanket of white snow and knew we had all the ingredients for a great-looking fine-art print.
We ‘pre-visualised’ this scene as a black-and-white image and set about realising that vision. The minimal elements in the photo composition – the lone tree, the muddy track and the horizon line – worked well together, adding to the artistic look.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture images that will look great as a print ready to go on your wall or to make a fantastic Christmas gift.
We’ll also show you how to add a black border and a digital signature so that your pictures looks professional and is ready for framing. So let’s get started…