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
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!
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.
ISO 3200 | f/20 | 1/500 sec
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!
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.
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