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

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

Get creative with your winter photography

 

You don’t have to just shoot a snow-covered landscape. Think outside the box to make memorable pictures, as professional photographer Niall Benvie explains

Get creative with your winter photography

Snow is a marvellous blank canvas but it is also very useful for framing objects emerging from it, such as this heart-shaped piece of granite in Norway. Since I wanted to retain detail in the snow, I checked the histogram to ensure that no highlights were clipped before making the exposure.

 

Get creative with your winter photography

After a heavy snowfall, I sought out red objects in the landscape as it’s a winning combination with white. The familiar colour and shapes create a high-impact abstract.

 

Get creative with your winter photography

Ducking in front of an old beech tree, I shot its shadow cast over the whole slope rising gently before it. The effect was enhanced by using a 28mm wideangle.

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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