8 tips for jaw-dropping winter landscape photography

Winter landscapes can sometimes be portrayed as desolate, uninviting places, yet rarely does this detract from their regal nature. There’s also a very magical and visceral element to snow-enveloped terrain that stimulates an emotional response beyond the common perception of beauty. 

The human eye is always drawn to the brightest or most colorful aspect of a scene, but when devoid of such objects, a landscape can conjure a mix of feelings. The winter months provide a unique set of challenges and creative opportunities  – frosty, snow, ice and short days, to name a few – so it is helpful to brush up on your landscape photography (opens in new tab) before the first snow starts to fall, at least in temperate and polar climes.