25 Stunning Snow Fall Images - Digital Photography School

25 Stunning Snow Fall Images

20051124 - First Snow of the Year - 1

As an Aussie it seems a little strange to be posting this post right now because we’re experiencing a lot of sun right now – but based upon the people we follow on the dPS Twitter account it seems that the many of our readers are (and have been for a while) snowed in right now.

Hat frame

So in tribute to our northern hemisphere readers – we decided to put together a series of images that feature the humble ‘snow flake’. Yes – all these shots capture snow falling in the hope of inspiring those of you whose cameras have been put away for the winter to get out and shoot!

Snowfall.

102/365 Snowfall

In the cold I'm standing

Let It Snow

» Shamble

Knit

Waiting in the Moment.

In the cold I'm standing

64/366---Shoveling Snow --Gota love Canadian Winters

fun 52.52

Christmas lovin'

The Snowflake Taster

Shibuya in the snow: these people think I'm nuts, and they might very well be right :-)

Toque & Tails

football_pville_nwc_9872.jpg

overkill.

winter wonderland 4.52

Let it snow... II

let it snow

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • http://www.phogropathy.com John Davenport

    Oh yes we were snowed in here this past weekend with 30 inches of fresh white stuff. I went out with a friend of mine and took this amazing photograph of her at the start of the blizzard in a red summer dress. She was frozen by the end of the shoot – but it was well worth it in the end I think. Hope you like the photo!

    http://www.phogropathy.com/she-was-cold-but-warm-with-dedication/

  • de

    Some of these are quite good but we disagree on the definition of “stunning”. Try something like this http://www.alafista.com/2010/09/06/todays-japan-photo-shinto-wedding/

  • Michal France
  • http://www.stuartchardimages.com/blog stuart chard

    One from my street photography collection – This guy was moving fast when he came passed me…..

    http://stuartchard.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/head-down/

  • http://foto-ruta.com Sari

    Beautiful shots!! Photographing with snow can be very challenging but seems like you can turn it into a success as well!! :)

  • PAul

    Some great pics but many just look over processed…

  • Kevin Lewis

    I have some recent photos I took as well of the snow storm in Kitchener, ON…is there a way to display photos for us Amateurs who are getting better all the time?

  • Geoff Naylor

    I like the second image of the man in the hat (from behind). There was snow here today in Eindhoven.

  • http://www.portraitinspiration.com Jai Catalano
  • Selina Duncan

    Heres a image from the snow we got in London last month
    http://selinaduncanphotography.wordpress.com/category/photography/#jp-carousel-810

  • http://jimhuntphoto.com jim

    Some of these don’t look like real snow. If that’s the case you should have included mine. At least mine includes a real AT-AT Walker. pshhhh.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22176685@N07/8464112485/in/photostream

  • james

    In my opinion only, these seem more like portraits. It would have been nice to see more nature shots, trees, dogs, etc.
    But nice shots anyway.

  • http://www.stuartchardimages.com/blog stuart chard

    A littleof the white stuff does you good

    http://www.stuartchardimages.com/blog/2013/1/white-out

  • http://photographybychrishoward.com Chris Howard

    I am so inspired to shoot with a telephoto lens next time it snows!!

  • Scottc

    Great collection of photos, the portraits are especially nice.

    Can’t say I miss the snow in Germany, but I enjoyed it while I was there.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5283282902/

  • http://iStdioPix.com Mike

    Snow at Mt Snow. http://flic.kr/p/dTwGkb

  • Zoe
  • Jennifer

    Here is a pic from my yard, the morning after a recent snow storm.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrc2228/8467120529/

  • Bob

    #3 is stunning – the others are very nice photos.

  • pro

    I agree with the second comment – some of these shots are good, but they nearly all fall far from the description of ‘stunning’.

  • Luke

    #3 Is ‘shopped… Snow was not falling!
    A lengthy exposure as the water and trees show significant movement. Falling snow usually deteriorates clarity at distance like fog, when the snow did fall, the buildings would’ve been difficult to see. The ‘snow’ seems very regular and without movement, and also layered.
    Sorry to sound negative but #3 stands out only because it’s faked, and we’re talking about capturing photos of falling snow, pity to see it included in this post, and without any exposure details.

  • Peter Hurley

    This was my very first visit to DPS, a friend shared it with me. And this is the very first portfolio/article I clicked upon. All I can say is, if the moderator/owner/author of this site feels these are “stunning”, he/she/they have no right to teach others how to get the most from photography. I am HUGELY disappointed in these photos as it was an exciting portfolio to click on. Of the 25, there are only a few even thinking about the S in stunning, let alone to be called stunning to begin with. The first shot of the little girl in red could be an awesome photo but it needs cropping badly. The photo of the man walking away from the photographer is the best but whoever put it up was too lazy to square it perfectly in the frame. Most evoke zero emotion, have horrid composition and or are completely meaningless, let alone worth of a Stunning Snow shot. Sorry, but if this site is filled with this…………. it’s a loser. I hope it’s not representative of the whole.

  • James Brady

    Brilliant photos

  • http://www.guigphotography.com Guigphotography

    I like all of them. I’d have liked more snow (locally) this year, but it was fun while it lasted!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69604456@N07/8395131612/in/photostream

  • http://www.imaginarts.tv Lionel

    Daren,

    Really splendid photos. Especially love “Snowfall” with the googles
    Cheer from France

    Lionel

  • http://rahulphotography.blogspot.in/ Rahul Bagal

    Loved The Snow Flake Tester

  • http://www.examiner.com/life-photos-in-norfolk/labarbara-mack LaBarbara

    Each photo told a story about the image. One you could just feel, was the little girl with the fancy red coat and boots in the snow, she was having a great snow adventure. The large man walking down the street in the snow was probably not to happy with all the wet stuff, but had to get around somehow. I felt each photo made the viewer aware of each individual story, and that is what photography is all about. My compliments to all the photographers.

  • Ian

    Let us see some of “peter hurley” photo’s as he did not enjoy the selection offered. I am not being antagonistic, I enjoyed some and had doubts about others, he had some rough comments, so lets see his shots. This even gives him an advantage, he has time to compare and compose. Give it to us!

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/ Darren Rowse

    funny how a lot of the negative comments on this post come from the same IP address :-)

  • Peter Hurley

    Well Darren,

    Pointing the finger is a real good way to downplay your lack of photographic knowledge. Standing up for and explaining why each photo is a STUNNER would have been far more professional. But, anyone who has any idea of what they are looking at will know this series is seriously flawed nonetheless. I understand you’re trying to make a living and I would venture to guess you’re a webmaster and not an accomplished photographer. You should have picked a subject in which you actually have expertise. AND, I personally have nothing to gain from my comments as I simply love the art of photography and feel beginners shouldn’t be provided poor examples of photography to follow since it may impede their own long term photographic goals. Good luck with your eBook sales…………. it’s what this site is all about anyway.

    Be Well
    Peter

  • http://amateurphotographynews.com Denise Eckert

    Living in Canada you have to love the snow. Great shots on here! I will be posting some ice pictures very soon myself.
    Amateur Photography News

  • JackieV

    all very beautiful and interesting, offering different perspectives!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15490867@N03/8486300470/in/photostream

  • JackieV
  • Guy

    Hey there Peter Hurley,

    Just went and visited your website. Meh. Your stuff is decent. Overly cliched and commercial for my tastes, bit techinally well done. Can’t believe you are criticizing work that at least matches your own. You are exactly why people hate art. To anyone starting out, please remind yourself everyday there are people like Peter Hurley out there. They have talent, make good stuff and are absolutely petrified that you will too.

  • http://1RickPhoto.com Rick

    A friend of mine has been wanting me to shoot her in falling snow. As these images attest, stunning portrait photography is nearly impossible due to the diffused light and the bland colors for most of these. The sepia shot of the blond woman is the best portrait in my opinion since she seems to be shielded from the falling snow and it is falling behind her.

    My preference is to wait for the snow to stop falling and capture the ensuing blue skies and a sunny day to light up the fresh white snow.

  • Digisha Hebra

    snow time!!

  • Guest

    Beautiful… but not really a viable challenge for those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment! :)

  • Jamie Sommers

    I like these. A nice collection. Not sure about the haters… the heading is there to get you to look at the page. Art is subjective. What I love in portraits the subject might think is awful, but then the subject and I are looking at the same image in a different way. What a ‘critic’ thinks is million dollar art, I usually think is something my dog could create. Sometimes I look at the images posted here and think “I could do better”. Sometimes I don’t look at them at all. As a beginner I compared myself and my work to the images I see on the internet and would ask the same question… ‘why are these being called stunning?’. As someone with a little more experience these days, and a little more confidence in my own work, I’m learning to compare my work less. My work is good. Some others produce better work. Some others produce crappier work. I don’t feel the need to crow about it and put them, and their work, or their opinions down. Ever. I praise them and ‘like’ their work when I like it and if I don’t like it, I don’t comment. Too many ‘artists’ out there making a big song and dance about how bad other people’s work is. Be nice. Be kind. Or don’t say anything at all.

  • Keith Melton

    Love them all, They capture the fun&frolic of snow, as well as the bleakness.

  • Kathleen Mekailek

    In Texas, only the ducks are out in the cold! ( And people like me who want to get some practice in rare circumstances!)

  • Dev

    The first fall of snow is not only an Event, it is the Magical Event – J.B Priestley

    Do check out my page https://www.facebook.com/devzphotography

  • Sylvia Quiroz

    Just saw this post, took this on Valentine’s Day. So instead of going out we trekked to the back yard for a photo shoot.

Some older comments

  • Rick

    February 19, 2013 06:01 pm

    A friend of mine has been wanting me to shoot her in falling snow. As these images attest, stunning portrait photography is nearly impossible due to the diffused light and the bland colors for most of these. The sepia shot of the blond woman is the best portrait in my opinion since she seems to be shielded from the falling snow and it is falling behind her.

    My preference is to wait for the snow to stop falling and capture the ensuing blue skies and a sunny day to light up the fresh white snow.

  • Guy

    February 19, 2013 10:44 am

    Hey there Peter Hurley,

    Just went and visited your website. Meh. Your stuff is decent. Overly cliched and commercial for my tastes, bit techinally well done. Can't believe you are criticizing work that at least matches your own. You are exactly why people hate art. To anyone starting out, please remind yourself everyday there are people like Peter Hurley out there. They have talent, make good stuff and are absolutely petrified that you will too.

  • JackieV

    February 19, 2013 03:16 am

    sharing another photo:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15490867@N03/8486301300/in/photostream

  • JackieV

    February 19, 2013 03:09 am

    all very beautiful and interesting, offering different perspectives!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15490867@N03/8486300470/in/photostream

  • Denise Eckert

    February 19, 2013 01:35 am

    Living in Canada you have to love the snow. Great shots on here! I will be posting some ice pictures very soon myself.
    Amateur Photography News

  • Peter Hurley

    February 18, 2013 04:16 pm

    Well Darren,

    Pointing the finger is a real good way to downplay your lack of photographic knowledge. Standing up for and explaining why each photo is a STUNNER would have been far more professional. But, anyone who has any idea of what they are looking at will know this series is seriously flawed nonetheless. I understand you're trying to make a living and I would venture to guess you're a webmaster and not an accomplished photographer. You should have picked a subject in which you actually have expertise. AND, I personally have nothing to gain from my comments as I simply love the art of photography and feel beginners shouldn't be provided poor examples of photography to follow since it may impede their own long term photographic goals. Good luck with your eBook sales............. it's what this site is all about anyway.

    Be Well
    Peter

  • Darren Rowse

    February 18, 2013 03:14 pm

    funny how a lot of the negative comments on this post come from the same IP address :-)

  • Ian

    February 18, 2013 10:38 am

    Let us see some of "peter hurley" photo's as he did not enjoy the selection offered. I am not being antagonistic, I enjoyed some and had doubts about others, he had some rough comments, so lets see his shots. This even gives him an advantage, he has time to compare and compose. Give it to us!

  • LaBarbara

    February 18, 2013 04:28 am

    Each photo told a story about the image. One you could just feel, was the little girl with the fancy red coat and boots in the snow, she was having a great snow adventure. The large man walking down the street in the snow was probably not to happy with all the wet stuff, but had to get around somehow. I felt each photo made the viewer aware of each individual story, and that is what photography is all about. My compliments to all the photographers.

  • Rahul Bagal

    February 16, 2013 05:32 am

    Loved The Snow Flake Tester

  • Lionel

    February 15, 2013 11:40 pm

    Daren,

    Really splendid photos. Especially love "Snowfall" with the googles
    Cheer from France

    Lionel

  • Guigphotography

    February 15, 2013 11:02 pm

    I like all of them. I'd have liked more snow (locally) this year, but it was fun while it lasted!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69604456@N07/8395131612/in/photostream

  • James Brady

    February 15, 2013 07:12 pm

    Brilliant photos

  • Peter Hurley

    February 15, 2013 02:35 pm

    This was my very first visit to DPS, a friend shared it with me. And this is the very first portfolio/article I clicked upon. All I can say is, if the moderator/owner/author of this site feels these are "stunning", he/she/they have no right to teach others how to get the most from photography. I am HUGELY disappointed in these photos as it was an exciting portfolio to click on. Of the 25, there are only a few even thinking about the S in stunning, let alone to be called stunning to begin with. The first shot of the little girl in red could be an awesome photo but it needs cropping badly. The photo of the man walking away from the photographer is the best but whoever put it up was too lazy to square it perfectly in the frame. Most evoke zero emotion, have horrid composition and or are completely meaningless, let alone worth of a Stunning Snow shot. Sorry, but if this site is filled with this............. it's a loser. I hope it's not representative of the whole.

  • Luke

    February 15, 2013 02:03 pm

    #3 Is 'shopped... Snow was not falling!
    A lengthy exposure as the water and trees show significant movement. Falling snow usually deteriorates clarity at distance like fog, when the snow did fall, the buildings would've been difficult to see. The 'snow' seems very regular and without movement, and also layered.
    Sorry to sound negative but #3 stands out only because it's faked, and we're talking about capturing photos of falling snow, pity to see it included in this post, and without any exposure details.

  • pro

    February 15, 2013 01:47 pm

    I agree with the second comment - some of these shots are good, but they nearly all fall far from the description of 'stunning'.

  • Bob

    February 15, 2013 01:05 pm

    #3 is stunning - the others are very nice photos.

  • Jennifer

    February 15, 2013 12:57 pm

    Here is a pic from my yard, the morning after a recent snow storm.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrc2228/8467120529/

  • Zoe

    February 15, 2013 12:16 pm

    Nothing beats a snow day! :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93038432@N03/8457708498/

  • Mike

    February 15, 2013 10:31 am

    Snow at Mt Snow. http://flic.kr/p/dTwGkb

  • Scottc

    February 15, 2013 10:00 am

    Great collection of photos, the portraits are especially nice.

    Can't say I miss the snow in Germany, but I enjoyed it while I was there.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5283282902/

  • Chris Howard

    February 15, 2013 08:38 am

    I am so inspired to shoot with a telephoto lens next time it snows!!

  • stuart chard

    February 15, 2013 08:35 am

    A littleof the white stuff does you good

    http://www.stuartchardimages.com/blog/2013/1/white-out

  • james

    February 15, 2013 08:16 am

    In my opinion only, these seem more like portraits. It would have been nice to see more nature shots, trees, dogs, etc.
    But nice shots anyway.

  • jim

    February 15, 2013 07:18 am

    Some of these don't look like real snow. If that's the case you should have included mine. At least mine includes a real AT-AT Walker. pshhhh.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22176685@N07/8464112485/in/photostream

  • Selina Duncan

    February 15, 2013 07:12 am

    Heres a image from the snow we got in London last month
    http://selinaduncanphotography.wordpress.com/category/photography/#jp-carousel-810

  • Jai Catalano

    February 15, 2013 06:50 am

    I just took this a few days ago in NYC.

    http://portraitinspiration.com/portrait-photographers-who-inspire-february-10-2013/

  • Geoff Naylor

    February 15, 2013 06:44 am

    I like the second image of the man in the hat (from behind). There was snow here today in Eindhoven.

  • Kevin Lewis

    February 15, 2013 06:37 am

    I have some recent photos I took as well of the snow storm in Kitchener, ON...is there a way to display photos for us Amateurs who are getting better all the time?

  • PAul

    February 15, 2013 06:20 am

    Some great pics but many just look over processed...

  • Sari

    February 15, 2013 06:19 am

    Beautiful shots!! Photographing with snow can be very challenging but seems like you can turn it into a success as well!! :)

  • stuart chard

    February 15, 2013 05:54 am

    One from my street photography collection - This guy was moving fast when he came passed me.....

    http://stuartchard.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/head-down/

  • Michal France

    February 15, 2013 04:23 am

    we have snow in Strasbourg as well!:)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8435058601/in/set-72157632666377912/

  • de

    February 15, 2013 02:12 am

    Some of these are quite good but we disagree on the definition of "stunning". Try something like this http://www.alafista.com/2010/09/06/todays-japan-photo-shinto-wedding/

  • John Davenport

    February 15, 2013 02:03 am

    Oh yes we were snowed in here this past weekend with 30 inches of fresh white stuff. I went out with a friend of mine and took this amazing photograph of her at the start of the blizzard in a red summer dress. She was frozen by the end of the shoot - but it was well worth it in the end I think. Hope you like the photo!

    http://www.phogropathy.com/she-was-cold-but-warm-with-dedication/

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