5 Tips to Better Snow Photos

1. Use snow as a big white studio

Horses in a studio? Not happening. A field of white fluffy snow is the perfect alternative!
Capitalize on snow, go outside, fields of white are waiting.
Remove unwanted objects easily in Photoshop (content aware) or the Snapseed App (healing brush).


@goldiehawn_ | Alberta, Canada


@goldiehawn_ | Alberta, Canada | Fence removed in Snapseed

2. Add a Pop of Color

Bright colors against white snow adds contrast, plus another layer of intensity to a photo. Remove the kayak and the red jackets from these photos and they become average.


@goldiehawn_ | Lake Louise


@mattgalland | Utah | iPhone

3. Capture Emotions

Sledding, Skiing, Snow Angels … it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Be safe kids!
Snap an action shot on iPhone by tapping the screen to lock focus and using burst mode by holding down the shutter. Select the best shot from multiple photos.


@persnicketyprints | Utah | iPhone

4. Play with Shadows

Sun + Snow = heavy shadows. Avoid harsh shadows running across faces and intruding on your subject, instead, use shadows to mirror the subject creating interesting compositions.


@wbem89 | Canada | iPhone

5. Light & Leading Lines

Be intentional with your picture taking. Look up, down and behind you, there may be a great photo moment that you’re missing. Flip your phone upside down and use the volume + button on iPhone’s to capture a different view from the ground.


@innagolubets | Utah | iPhone

Take better snow photos

@Miss.Mirchi | Croatia | iPhone

BONUS: Add Snowflakes


@persnicketyprints | Utah | iPhone


Added Snow in Mextures

Add extra snowflakes to your shot with the Mextures app > grit & grain > blizzard overlay + blending mode.

I hope these tips encourage you to try out some new ideas for your winter iPhone photography in the snow. Happy shooting!




January 13, 2016
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