The colder shorter days of winter are upon us. This is a time when many landscape and nature photographers slow down quite a bit, or, travel to warmer sunnier climates.
If you are braving the cold dark days here in the northeast, here are my 3 Winter Photography Tips to keep you productive all winter long.
1. Icicles do weird things and that makes them interesting. Icicles grow and melt on a variety of objects all winter long so explore them as photography subjects. Get in close with a shallow depth of field and see what's happening. Icicles can be found on your house, your car, plants, trees, stop signs, and in many other places that have a fun potential for background bokeh.
Bonus - icicles and snow react well to flash.
2. The holidays are your friends. Explore Food Photography during Thanksgiving when all the best linens and dish sets are already out. Take advantage of Christmas decorations to play on new ideas with shapes and colors. New Years parties are friendly, fun , and photo friendly!
The holiday seasonal embellishments are short lived, but, they bring us a whole new world to explore both inside and outside.
3. Winter's clear dark nights are amazing for Night Sky Photography, and, we even have a few meteor showers for your viewing pleasure! What you choose to shoot in the sky will depend heavily on your equipment, geographical area, and personal interests.
YouTube is a rich hunting ground for Night Sky Photography ideas and techniques.
Meteor Shower Calender 2019 - 2020 information can be found here: https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/
Don't be shy, grab a thermos of something hot to drink, grab a sturdy tripod, and get out there!
Over the years I’ve played quite a lot with shooting video while I’m out exploring new places to photograph.
It’s not really very technical work, and the quality is all over the place, but it’s a lot of fun and I’m going to start posting the videos I’ve collected to my YouTube account.
Most of my favorites are the underwater videos.
Some of the big views are pretty amazing though.
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They are short and fun and a really good insight into The great places that there are see in my area.
I hope you enjoy them!
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I had an opportunity to take a couple days and go on a photo adventure trip out to the west coast this past summer and it was simply fantastic!
I spent pretty much all of my time right in Oceanside California and it was one fun little laid back town.
One of the first things that caught my attention was all the surfing around the Oceanside Pier so I spent some time photographing the surfers. That was quite a fun time.
I hope you enjoy my small collection. I'm planning to travel back there and I'll be happy to explore this topic some more!
Exploring photography has been a life long passion.