The beginner's guide to successful photos in the snow

A beginners guide to taking photos in the snow

Cold, wet, dark night are some words used to describe winter. By chance (or not), you may have experienced the arrival of snow during this period or even at the beginning of spring!

Winter, you love it or you hate it. On the one hand, we're happy not to leave the house already sweaty from the scorching summer heat. But on the other hand, we put tons of layers of clothing on us to protect ourselves from the cold, hoping that this will prevent us from losing a leg during our expedition.

Honestly, here at Pixter, we thought winter was well and truly over and we were finally going to enjoy the spring that was coming. But then BAM, a drop in temperature in France and Europe, coming out of nowhere. No, but snow in March! Yes, yes, snow in March... So get your winter coats out of the attic! (as if you had had time to put it away in the meantime)

Even though everyone wishes the snow would go away, winter is definitely back! Cold and snow make for great photos, so keep reading for all our tips for getting great photos while the snow is still there!

1. Cover up well

Be careful to cover yourself well for the occasion but know how to find the right balance so as not to end up like a Michelin man. Being warm enough is important if you don't want to shiver and miss all your photos, but you also don't want to be stuck in your mittens without even being able to unlock your phone!

This may seem obvious, but it's something you should think about as you prepare: it's important to wear the clothing that will help you fully enjoy the snow.

2. Beware of extremes

Take care of your phone and your lenses as you move from the warm interior of your home to the cold and snow.

Sure, the cold has to be freezing before it affects your phone, but your Pixter lenses need some pampering. As our lenses are made of several layers of glass, the effect of the cold can be compared to our spectacle lenses on a very cold day: mist forms and everything becomes blurry. The same thing could happen to your goals, so it's better to be safe than sorry. A good idea might be to put your lenses in a bag rather than just holding them in your hands, so the temperature change between inside and outside isn't too great.

3. Choose the right time

This immaculate snow makes you want to jump in it, doesn't it? You can bet that if the snow falls during the day, everyone will take the opportunity to make snowmen and have as much fun as possible! That's great, but not so much if you want to take photos without anyone there to ruin them.

The best time to take your photos is in the middle of the night, when the snow has covered everything and there is not a cat to ruin your photos. If you venture outside at night you will see how quiet and peaceful everything is and it will be the perfect time to take that photo with no one around.

4. Challenge yourself!

Set out to conquer the most beautiful snowflake. The photo from @karimaphotography looks easy to reproduce but you'll spend hours scrutinizing each snowflake with your Pixter Macro lens. Go on an expedition with your group of friends, challenge yourself and enjoy this snowy day!

Depending on where you are in the world, it is sometimes rare to have snow, but at least with our advice you will be prepared for the eventuality and you can take advantage of the moment to take some nice photos with your loved ones.

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