Harrogate Photographic Society captures beautiful snowy scenes
The latest column and pictures from the Harrogate Photographic Society.
Winter days can be bright and sunny or dull, cold or misty. Before taking a photograph, ask yourself what impression you are trying to convey and look for subjects that emphasise that. If it’s really cold, images with people with balaclavas and gloves, emphasise the point, whereas images of pristine snow emphasise the beauty of winter, but be careful that your own footprints don’t destroy the pristine scene! People wearing dark clothes build the impression of cold and dank, whereas bright colours can have the opposite effect. Snowy landscapes, icicles and hoar frost also make great subjects. If you are out there photographing on a cold day, don’t delete any of your images. Study them carefully when you get home and see them on a larger monitor where you can see far better the atmosphere you have captured.