Winter Photography: professional tips for working with seasonal light and textures
How to photograph frost
Image by Ben Hall
A crisp coating of frost can transform any shot, from rural landscape to close-ups in your garden.
Whatever the subject, the approach is the same – a fast one! A touch of sunlight, a degree or so rise in temperature and the magic’s gone.
This may work to your advantage, allowing you to contrast cool, frost-covered shadows against warm, sunlit areas of a scene.
If you’re working with close-up subjects, make sure you don’t breathe on them or knock them as you move your tripod around and try and frame the shot against a dark background in order to make the frosted edging stand out.
Image by Adam Burton
Backlighting can make frost glow, although you’ll need to dial in extra exposure to compensate.
Frost is heaviest early in the morning and the pre-dawn light can provide soft lighting conditions which give the icy landscape a pastel tone.
Hoar frost can turn a landscape into a winter wonderland. The thick ice particles give a surreal air to a shot.
PAGE 1: Making the most of winter light
PAGE 2: Simple tips to boost your winter photography
PAGE 3: How to photograph frost
PAGE 4: How to photograph snow
PAGE 5: Get creative with your winter photography
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on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 12:11 pm under Landscape, Photography Tips.
Tags: camera tips, landscape photography, photo ideas, professional photographer, winter photography