A Wonderfully Wintry Beginning!
Happy New Year!
One of my resolutions is to get out there and take more photos (it gets easier every year!), keeping my blog updated with current projects, shoots, and tips/tricks for photography- on a monthly basis. And what better inspiration to start out this goal then the first snow of the season!
Here are some photographs that I enjoyed taking from Thursday's snow day (hopefully there will be more days like this to come!). Snow always seems to take away the hustle and bustle feel of any situation, bringing a calm silence to any area that it falls within. It also reflects the lights around you, making even the dreariest of days feel bright and cheerful. Of course, growing up in Iowa, winter just wouldn't be winter without it! Although it was only a few inches of snow, it was enough to create some beautiful landscape scenes. The first photograph was taken by shooting through the back of my car window. The snow falling onto the heated glass meant water was forming, and also creating a sort of foggy haze from the temperature difference. The effect reminded me of shooting with a toy camera- a happy accident.
Gear Used: Olympus OMD EM-1, 25mm 1.8 M. Zuiko, 60mm f/2.8 M. Zuiko Macro.
Tip: When photographing falling snow, much like other moving objects, don't forget to keep your shutter speed at 1/125th or above (the faster the better!). This will stop the snowflakes in mid-air. Anything lower than that, especially under 1/60th, runs the risk of creating a snowflake trail. Instead of seeing each flake as a small ball of joy floating in the scene, it will become a short (or long) blurred line - the falling motion. Then again maybe the falling motion is exactly what you want to photograph! Get creative!
Hope your 2017 has started off beautifully!
Stay tuned for more posts!