Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Google Takes Street View to the Polar Bear Capital of the World

In Google’s continuing effort to take over visually document the entire world, they’ve teamed up with Polar Bears International and taken Street View cameras to Churchill, Manitoba, more commonly referred to as the “Polar Bear capital of the world.” Read more…

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

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If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain a dream, these stunning photos of the European Alps by Swedish photographer Jacob Sjöman will either ease the pain, or make you incredibly jealous. Either way, they’re worth a look. Read more…

Lions, Eagles and Snow: The Hardest, Most Fun NFL Game I’ve Ever Shot

My experience shooting an NFL game in a blizzard without AF

Kyle Grantham · Dec 11, 2013 · 43 Comments » ·

Denver TV News Anchor Goes Viral With Rant on Boring Snow Photos

On the off-chance you thought photo blogs had some kind of monopoly on rants about lazy and thoughtless photography practices, witness the majesty of Denver TV news anchor Kyle Clark in action. Read more…

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

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I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was something I’ve been mulling over for quite awhile, but never had the proper platform to pull it off. 

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Shooting High-Resolution Macro Photos of Snowflakes

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Winter can be a dull season for macro photographers. Many of the usual subjects are desolate, lifeless or invisible. However, there is one subject that’s often in abundance outdoors (depending on where you live): snowflakes. There have been many strategies for photographing these ice crystals over the past century, but the simple stage of an old mitten is ideal.
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Starry Street Photos of Chicago Captured Using an Off-Camera Flash

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Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata moved to Chicago in 1992 to document the city and its people. His background is in neuroscience (he has a PhD in the field), but his passion is creating intimate documentary photography projects in his city.

During a recent winter, Nagata decided to try his hand at using a flash for street photography at night. Instead of mounting his flash to his camera, however, he decided to use it off camera. Combined with the light rain and falling snow, the flash turned many of his photographs into abstract and surreal images that almost look as though he overlaid photographs of stars.
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“Snow Flowers” on the Front of a Lens

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Apparently if you shoot in certain environments that are cold enough, beautiful patterns of snow and ice form on the front element of your lens. This is what photographer Alessandro Della Bella‘s glass looked like as he was shooting at an altitude of around 10,000 feet on Mount Titlis in temperatures of around 1° F.
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Light-Painting with a Blizzard by Pointing a Projector at the Falling Snow

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Earlier today, we showed you a number of time-lapse videos of Winter Storm Nemo that were created by people who were stuck indoors due to the heavy snowfall. New York-based photographer Brian Maffitt was also stuck indoors and he also turned to photography, but instead of shooting time-lapse photos, he turned to a different technique: long-exposure light painting.

His technique is rather interesting: instead of a flashlight, Maffitt projected a movie onto the falling snow in order to light up the snowflakes.
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Photographer Shoots Creepy Mug Shots by Sticking His Face in Snow

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If you’re looking for a bizarre photo concept to try out, and live in a cold snowy environment, look no further than Yorkshire, UK-based photographer Oliver Turpin‘s Snow Portraits project. Turpin shot a series of self-portraits, but instead of photographing his real face, he captured photos of imprints of his face in snow.
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