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Beginner Basics – Tips for Capturing Snowy Winter Portraits (preview)

©Viktoria Haack To see the camera settings used for this image please pick up the Winter 2017 (#40) issue of OPC today!

©Viktoria Haack
To see the camera settings used for this image please pick up the Winter 2017 (#40) issue of OPC today!

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack

I love snow and am excited every year for the first winter snowfall. By the end of the winter season, however, snow begins to lose its appeal for me, so I’ve learned that if I want to be creative with snow, my interest is at its peak at the very start of the season! Snow is wonderful for simplifying landscapes and providing a beautiful, unobtrusive backdrop for winter portraits. Working in chilly winter conditions can prove challenging, however, so being well prepared can help make a winter portrait session a success. My first consideration when planning a winter portrait shoot is the comfort of my model and making sure they’re prepared for cold temperatures.

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