7 Helpful Winter Landscape Photography Tips

The beauty of winter is that even landscapes you have photographed dozens of times can become entirely new scenes with fresh, vibrant looks. Winter landscape photography presents its own unique challenges, though, and this excellent video tutorial will give you seven tips to help you get the most out of your photos. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this awesome video tutorial will give you seven tips for taking the best possible winter landscape photos. Winter can be a wonderful time to capture breathtaking photos. As you head out with your camera, I would also mention to remember that using a drone can also yield unique and compelling images. All the recognizable landmarks in a scene can be erased by snow and ice, turning the landscape into a beautiful, abstract maze of geometric shapes when seen from above. And the best part is that most modern consumer drones are small enough to fold down and sit in your backpack in the space taken up by just one lens. I have written about winter drone photography tips here. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Good takes on the interest added by fog and mist. In general, overcast days are a good opportunity because whatever interest you lose in the sky, you gain in the snow and ice:


any picture you can take through your window from a warm family room is a good winter picture