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!