Explore the coolest winter photoshoot ideas.
Winter can be a tough time for photographers, but if you follow these tips you can tackle this season with ease.
Wintertime photography can be striking — but it also comes with its own set of challenges like poor lighting or harsh shooting conditions. To make things a little easier, explore these winter photoshoot ideas and discover just how beautiful the season can be.
Settle in for a cozy photoshoot.
Winter brings interesting seasonal light that casts long, dramatic shadows. Use this unique light to your advantage for both indoor and outdoor photoshoots.
If you’re lucky enough to have snow, use the frosted panes in your home as a backdrop for family or pet holiday portraits. You can also cook up a festive meal to serve up epic recipe visuals, or curate some fun wintertime fashion flat lays.
For outdoor shoots, play with your camera’s exposure settings to get a feel for how light bounces off the snow. If you live in a coastal area, you can have a little fun by juxtaposing a holiday outfit with some warm, beachy vibes.
Find beauty in the details with a macro lens.
To capture gorgeous nature photographs, try out a macro lens this winter and explore new photography techniques. This type of lens lets you get up close and personal with unique wintertime phenomena like:
- Frozen water droplets
- Changing leaves
- Wildlife during a snowfall
Any macro lens with a shorter focal length (between 35mm and 55mm) will do the trick — but if the lighting is a challenge, try out a telephoto lens between 100mm and 200mm. If you notice the light is too harsh after a shoot, you can adjust it with photo editing software.