4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

By Michelle Ecker on January 22nd, 2016

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4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

For most people, looming snowstorms indicate plans of excessive grocery shopping, Redbox rentals and daylong naps. But for photographers, wacky weather offers an opportunity to create unique outdoor compositions. If you plan to brave the storm this weekend in the name of great camerawork, here are 4 inspirations to get started with:

1. Subject Blowing Snowflakes

4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

Tip: Adjust your aperture so that the hand will be in focus, not the background.

2. Falling Snow

4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

Tip: Long exposures will capture the snow in elongated streaks. Quicker shutter speeds will show individual flakes.

3. Frost on leaves

4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

Tip: Increasing your ISO can also help balance hues if you’re working under a dark sky.

4. Black and white

4 Snow Day Photography Ideas

Tip: This is the perfect opportunity to use a serene blanket of white snow to highlight a stark juxtaposition of dark color. This could come in the form of a human, animal, or something inanimate like a tree.

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