A fresh blanket of snow covering trees, fences, fields, hills, and buildings presents a beautiful array of Currier and Ives style image opportunities and invites the photographer to capture its beauty while the snow is fresh and clean. Winter sports are another favorite theme of winter photography. Securing the proper exposure that will preserve the beautiful and varied tones of the snow’s strong reflections and extreme contrasts is a challenge in both the serene winter scene and the exciting snowmobile race. What can you do to capture an image with your camera that is as beautiful as the one captured in your eye? 

Snow may be cold, but it’s hard to find another weather element that can create so many amazing photographic backgrounds. From mountain top ski slopes to children building snow forts in the back yard, winter offers some of the most dramatic opportunities to capture family, vacation, and scenic images. Knowing a few simple tips can help you make the best of those winter photo shoots, and fill your albums with beautiful images that will entertain your friends and family for years to come.