A photographer has to change their whole approach when taking pictures during the winter season. The cold weather and variable conditions requires thinking about keeping hands and batteries warm, wearing the proper clothing and protecting equipment from inclement weather, and understanding how to shoot in the different types of lighting and environment conditions wintertime brings. But the season of snow and chilly winds provides an opportunity to take a lot of interesting photos.
One bonus that comes with the colder season, sunrises and sunsets are at reasonable times, which means more sleep and time to edit all of those amazing photos you took all year long. Here are 60 beautiful winter pictures separated into 4 different categories; landscapes, animals, cityscapes, and portraits.
From mountain tops to waterfalls, a layer of snow that comes with the winter season can change a landscape view dramatically, offering a completely different perspective to the same scene you’ve shot over and over.
Like landscape photos, a winter scene can bring another perspective to how animals behave. The season may highlight certain animals that love to be out in the snow as well as provide a serene background for every shot.
Despite the amount of chaos a winter storm can bring to a city, snow also provides an opportunity to add a lot of unique cityscape pictures to your portfolio. The cold days that bring fog and gloom around buildings can provide a full day of shooting interesting images.
A portrait photographer doesn’t always have to worry about the harsh light of the summertime midday sun when doing outdoor photos. The wintertime also provides magical snow falling scenes that need to be taken advantage of.