the beauty of winter | connecticut photographer | 2016

This winter has definitely been odd here in Connecticut. Nearly 70 degree days in December with no snow, to frigid temperatures in February and then a quick change to 40s and rain. During some of the few snowstorms we’ve had, I decided to capture the beauty of winter. I am always looking to learn and push myself out of my comfort zone. I haven’t done it in a while, but in the beginning of my photography journey I set small goals for myself. I decided to start up again this winter. I took out my macro lens and have been pushing myself to improve my macro photography. I have always admired macro snowflake images but was always unable to get the amazing images some of my photography friends achieve. I picked a really bad winter for this to be my goal. Hopefully we get a little more snow before Spring arrives.

The Beauty of Winter | Macro Photography

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What is it?

Can you guess what each of these images are? Leave a comment in the blog post if you know what they are!

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Macro snowflakes

I don’t even want to tell you how many photos I took to arrive at these two keepers. The thing about snowflake images is that you need the perfect type of snow. This was not. I’m still waiting for the perfect snow so I can freeze outside again :). This is what I really consider the beauty of winter. For those that are interested, I’ll include the settings under each image.

snowflake close up macro photo the beauty of winter                                                                                                 ISO 3200 | f/20 | 1/500 sec

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ISO 6400 | f/16 | 1/1000

The snow is melting

And just like that everything began to melt. Before the ice was completely gone, I decided to get a few more images. I hope the beauty of winter comes back soon. If it’s going to be cold, I’d prefer to see snow!

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Intro to photography class

Are you wondering what those numbers below the snowflake images mean? Do you want to learn how to control your camera and take images like these? Or images of your kids? My beginner photography class has a few spots left! In the photography class we will go over how to photograph in manual with proper exposure, focus, lighting, and composition. It focuses on photographing your children, but what you learn can be used towards any type of photography! If you would like to sign up for Thursday, March 3: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, click here.

More information

I am located in Newtown, CT and serve much of Connecticut. Including, but not limited to, New Milford, Brookfield, Bethel, New Fairfield, Danbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Oxford, Southbury, Ridgefield, Easton, Westport, Fairfield, Middlebury, Monroe, Redding, Wilton, Norwalk, Trumbull, Washington, Litchfield, New Haven, Hamden, Kent, Weston, and beyond.

Sneak peeks are always being on posted so facebook so make sure to “like” that page as well! You can also view videos on YouTube . For more information on scheduling a session contact me!

Heather Kelly Photography is a CT newborn photographer. Heather also provides maternity, family, and baby photography.
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