Helpful Tips for Photographing Snowy Landscapes

Many of us are stuck in the middle of winter right now, surrounded by snow, ice, and cold. And while we might want to avoid the cold, if you are willing to bundle up and head outside with your camera, you will often be rewarded with images that range from abstract to ethereal and entrancing. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer sharing three tips sure to improve your winter landscape images. 

Coming to you from Mike Smith, this excellent video tutorial discusses three tips for winter landscape photography. One of the best parts about winter is how the snow smooths out a lot of the textures of the landscape. This can allow you to focus on more global elements, like swaths of color or abstract patterns. Because of this often more abstract and muted nature, it can also be a great time to try out black and white work, particularly by leveraging the more uniform areas of the frame to isolate a single interesting element. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith.

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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Great video and some very helpful tips. Do you use a circular polarizer in the winter? Also, when it is extremely cloudy in winter, do you have any tips on how to help brighten the photograph?