8 tips for jaw-dropping winter landscape photography

Landscape photography in winter can be a magical endeavor (Image credit: Andy Mumford)

Winter landscapes can sometimes be portrayed as desolate, uninviting places, yet rarely does this detract from their regal nature. There's also a very magical and visceral element to snow-enveloped terrain that stimulates an emotional response beyond the common perception of beauty. 

The human eye is always drawn to the brightest or most colorful aspect of a scene, but when devoid of such objects, a landscape can conjure a mix of feelings. The winter months provide a unique set of challenges and creative opportunities  – frosty, snow, ice and short days, to name a few – so it is helpful to brush up on your landscape photography before the first snow starts to fall, at least in temperate and polar climes. 


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