Now we’ve covered the basics of kit, settings and exposure, let’s look at ways to liven up your winter scenes with some more creative approaches.
Light is everything to the outdoor photographer, and in winter, the sun is fairly close to the horizon all day. A lower sun angle sun means dramatic light and shadows, so why not try including the sun in the frame, either directly shining for sunbursts or peeking behind snow-covered trees?
Winter landscapes can be inherently un-colourful, so don’t be afraid to shoot in black and white and focus on tones and textures in the image instead.
1. Feature ice patterns
Cracks and bubbles in ice make for dramatic elements in a scene, especially when they’re used as leading lines. Here, the ice fills two thirds of the frame, and its scale is shown by the tiny car in comparison, driving across the distant horizon.
For a shot like this, use a…