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This Timelapse Shows How Quickly Snow Piled Up on the East Coast

A major winter storm has been ripping through the East Coast of the United States, and many meteorologists warned of a "potentially historic blizzard" that can paralyze 1/3rd of the country.

A guy named Ryan captured this eye-opening GoPro time-lapse video that shows just how much snow was dumped on Purcellville, Virginia, during an intense period of snowfall between dusk and dawn.

How I Shot Snowy Christmas Portraits in My Studio

I recently shot a series of snowy portraits... inside my studio. This shoot was originally just intended to be for my own Christmas card, The idea was to do something fun, dreamy, and Christmas-related (with a Santa hat and fun poses) that I could send to friends, family and clients. As the year was coming to an end, a fun photo shoot was very welcomed. And, ironically, we didn't have snow at this point in Brussels, which is very unusual.

Winter Wonderland: Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow

Last year, photographer Seph Lawless published a project called "Black Friday" showing abandoned malls across the US -- widely-published photos that documented the victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Lawless recently revisited one of the malls and found that it had become filled with snow. The broken roofs and skylights had turned the indoor mall into a winter wonderland.

Aerial Photographs Capture the Aftermath of This Week’s Brutal Snow Storm in Buffalo, NY

Earlier today, we showed you what the massive snow storm that passed through Buffalo, NY looked like from the inside (courtesy of some brave drone piloting) but even that aerial view really doesn't do the scope of this storm justice.

So, here to help give us some perspective is Buffalo News Chief Photographer Derek Gee, who took to the skies to capture the aftermath of the storm as people began to try and dig out.

Extreme Weather and Your Camera: How to Get the Shot and Protect Your Gear

If all outdoor photographers only shot on mild days, photography as an art would be shockingly boring. The best outdoor photography brings nature to life by capturing its extremes. Unfortunately, cameras and equipment are sensitive to those extremes.

To create stunning outdoor photography, you'll need to be prepared for the worst that nature can throw at you and your equipment.

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

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.

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

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. 


Shooting High-Resolution Macro Photos of Snowflakes

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.

Starry Street Photos of Chicago Captured Using an Off-Camera Flash

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.

“Snow Flowers” on the Front of a Lens

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.

Light-Painting with a Blizzard by Pointing a Projector at the Falling Snow

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.

Photographer Shoots Creepy Mug Shots by Sticking His Face in Snow

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.