Winter Photography: professional tips for working with seasonal light and textures

Winter Photography: professional ways of working with seasonal light and textures

How to photograph frost

 

Winter photography tips: how to photography frost

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.

Winter photography tips: how to photography frost

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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