Weekly Photography Challenge - Winter Weather Photography
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Weekly Challenge – Winter Weather Photography

This week we’re going to focus on the season at hand and just embrace it! Your weekly  photography challenge is – winter!

I know it’s cold out (trust me I KNOW!) but find a day that’s bearable and just go for it. Be prepared (see link to some tips below), dress warmly, grab a hot chocolate and away you go!

Doing what others find difficult or challenging, including shooting in what some might call inclement weather, will help take your photography to the next level. You’ll come back with shots none of your friends have, and get “ooohs” and “ahhhs” on our images when you post them online. Dare to be different. Be brave. You can do it!

Winter Weather Photography

By Derek Tam

By Sharon Mollerus

Further reading on winter weather photography:

For those of you in the southern hemisphere without snow try some infrared techniques to make it look like a snowy scene:

By Tom Gill

By Robert Martinez

Share your winter photography images!

Once you’ve taken your ‘Winter Photography’ shots we’d love to see them in comments below. Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

By Eric

By Shane Gorski

 

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  • Roshelle

    I more often have my phone on me than my camera. I live in North Carolina and we usually have fairly warm winters, rarely any snow.
    But the frost on this bright orange leaf with morning light caught my eye.

  • Graham McGivern

    St Joseph light house

  • http://www.korwelphotography.com Iza

    Thanks a lot!

  • Burik

    Sparrow, December 24, 2013

  • Burik

    A nice barberry bush!

  • Denise Izzi

    We aren’t getting to much snow here in Central MD, so this is the best I could do for a winter pic. Bare tree, in the dark. I just got my camera for Christmas so I am a noobie :) Thanks for looking, and any pointers you can all share would be appreciated!

  • Graham McGivern

    St. Joseph lighthouse

  • Jason

    yeah, I guess this is better. I’m still learning and this website is the best. I have learned so much. I just upgraded my camera from a Canon Rebel XS to the 70D. it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow so I’m going to do the same picture (framed better) to see the difference and then go to some other locations.

  • Kathy

    Morning in Anchorage

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  • Kathy

    New years Bull Fight

  • Dianne Budarz Interlande

    The calm before the storm, a beautiful “snow sky” in Deerfield Massachusetts.

  • Jorma Hevonkoski

    December morning. Savonlinna Eastern Finland

  • Lorryn Smit

    One of the few leaves left hanging on for dear life in Gwangju, South Korea

  • Buck

    At the Arches

  • Buck

    very very nice capture

  • Sunilveliyath Veliyath

    Nice feeling sequence…..

  • Sunilveliyath Veliyath

    Graphic photography

  • MrMoJo

    I love winter photography. This has become one of my favorite photos I’ve taken with my camera. Was the morning after a horror frost.

  • Jazz

    January 4 – taken with my iPhone while walking through my neighborhood.

  • David Daily

    Hoar Frost on a Freezing Dec 2013 morning.

  • Kierstin Carreira

    This is an awesome photograph!

  • Guest

    A beautiful icicle that is growing on my house.

  • Kierstin Carreira

    Here is a beautiful icicle that is growing on my house…

  • Kierstin Carreira

    Here is another winter weather picture. My daughter and I had a fun 10 minutes playing in the snow… my hands were literally frozen at that point!

  • Sharon Glatthorn

    Grandfather Mtn. in North Carolina. This is a mile above sea level.

  • Denise Izzi

    We finally got some snow!!!!! So I hope it’s ok if I upload another for this assignment.

  • Rajesh Dhawan

    Nice one Mitesh. I was on this road in Feb while going to Goa (via Kutch) on my Enfield from Delhi.

  • Rajesh Dhawan

    One of the most remote spots in Himalayas clicked near Tasaga in Ladakh while on a 19 day motorcycle expedition with another biker in september this year.

  • Tamsin

    a local frozen lake, shortly after sunrise.

  • denis tremblay
  • Martin Boyer

    Snow Storm in Montréal, Québec… business as usual!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomakak/8347478940

  • Martin Boyer

    Nice shot Denis Tremblay!

  • denis tremblay

    belle photo matin, le ligne de fuite sont bien ajusté

  • Kierstin Carreira

    Frozen dogwood tree in our front yard.

  • Buck

    I’m on the road so it takes awhile to get things posted. I was toward the end of the day @ the Arches.

  • emme45

    I know this post was a while ago, but as I was looking for winter shots, I kept returning to this one I took from last year. Its less about the snow itself, and more about the childlike feelings it invokes, even as you grow up.

  • Dee

    I like the uncropped image. The expanse of the road really emphasizes the isolation and quietness of the scene. The plowed road adds nice depth and texture.

  • janland

    NYC snow melt reflection in puddle.

  • janland

    Snowing…………..again in NYC!

  • Chickapeek

    Good timing lol

  • Marianne Robson

    Wow, some amazing shots! But not really a viable challenge just now for those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere! :)

  • Carol Mensch

    Great shot!

  • Gingertwist

    Nobody has more fun in the snow than Harrison. He’s so much fun to photograph.

  • Angela Goossens

    A little bit of winter on Ettelsberg, Hoch Sauerland, Germany

  • Charlene

    Hare Hunting in northern NH

  • Charlene

    A good old NorEaster

  • LiseFauteux

    Winter in Quebec, January 2014

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