Snow day! That means it’s time to head outside and create some black & white photography in the snow!
There was big, heavy, wet snow this morning, and I went outside to take some pretty photos and video of giant snowflakes falling. In fact, I have a nice, 60-second pretty snow video you can watch here.
The beautiful scene soon gave way to thick slush and muck with the muddy ground underneath. Which I did not mind at all. It made for more dynamic photos!
Working the Scene
While a lot of what I photograph is taken in the course of daily life, it’s still takes a good deal of time and effort. There’s a reason why photographers use the phrase “working a scene.” Paying attention to our surroundings and surveying a scene from different perspectives and vantage points is work! Enjoyable work, but work nonetheless.
I’m spending a good amount of time getting a set of varied images. I went out three different times today! I took a different lens each time to get a slightly different perspective.
Before the third time I went out, I was feeling like I wasn’t CLOSE enough to the action, so I took my widest lens (a 24mm) and really got down in the snow and dirt in order to be a part of the action. And I’m glad I did because I got a few of my favorite photos on the last outing of the day.
If you want to see more black & white photography in the snow (and a few color photos, too) check out these other winter posts.