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February 20, 2013

Beat the February Blues with These Winter Photography Tips

Now that we’re in the middle of February, we’re sure that almost everyone could do without the chilly temperatures, cold winds and icy… well, almost everything is icy right now. This is especially not fun for those of us who love taking photos in nature. But with a few simple winter photography tips, you can find inspiration and create some breathtaking images.

If you love nature photography than this a pretty dull time for you right now. Since there is currently very little snow on the ground, using beautiful fresh snow as a backdrop is pretty much impossible. But, don’t let that get you down!

There’s plenty out there, most of us just need to change what we look for. To see what we mean, venture out to your nearest park with a friend (or solo!) and make it a goal to take as many pictures as possible. We promise you will start to notice things you missed before.

For example, you might notice that the creek is frozen, but look closer and you’ll notice some interesting patterns and maybe even a small bit of flowing water.

Also, look up, way up! You’ll notice many different patterns in the tree branches, and some may even still have a relatively fresh coating of snow on them!

Be sure to keep an eye out for any critters as well! While they might not be as cooperating to your plan, they can make for outstanding subject matters. And, they’ll leave interesting patterns on the snow, so keep an eye out for them!

We hope this post inspired you to get out there and create some truly creative photography.

What are YOUR favourite winter photography ideas? Let us know in the comments!

Photo via blmiers2.