Winter is close upon us and with that comes the promise of getting outside in the freezing cold and creating some beautiful landscape images. Photo Tom gives us 7 tips to enhance our winter images.
With big chunks of the world seeing snow right now, and not being able to get out much, it’s a great time to learn how to photograph snowflakes! This video from Jens at Another Perspective walks us through the process, which you can do with even an entry-level camera. You will also need either a macro lens or some extension tubes, too. And a close-up filter like the Raynox DCR-250 shown in the video might help, too.
The trick to figuring out how much magnification you need, which you can do by understanding how big snowflakes are and the magnification factor of your lens and overall camera setup, which Jens explains how to do in the video – and one of the things I like about it. Jens actually goes through the problems and how to tackle them.
Although Australia is experiencing a rather warm summer at the moment, for much of the world it’s the dead of winter. That means it freezing cold, and there’s often ice and snow to contend with. This time of year can make for some beautiful photography, although it does not come without its challenges.
This sixteen and a half minute video from Mark Denney takes a look at the issues of shooting in winter and how they can be overcome. He goes over a lot of the problems of shooting in winter including your comfort level, your gear’s comfort level (yup, that’s a thing), camera settings considerations as well as a bit on post-processing the images.
Brace yourselves, winter is coming! It’s dark, cold and wet, and a real pain in the neck if you live in a big city. But winter can look magical in photos. Sometimes you can capture its magic even in big cities if you know where to look. If you don’t believe me, check out this video from Toma Bonciu. He will give you some tips and plenty of ideas for taking magical photos in the snow. Check them out and get yourself and your camera ready for the upcoming winter.
I know that for a lot of people, the cold keeps them inside, but it can be really rewarding to go out in the bitter cold. Tonight I got the bug to go out and shoot, but the air temp was -15, with a windchill of -30. Here are a few reflections: