Frost Photography Tips

Make the most of the cold weather and shoot some frost-filled shots.

25/01/2013 - 00:00

Cold, frosty mornings aren't something many of us get excited about, however if you do peep from under your bed covers a little sooner than normal, you'll soon realise that there's plenty of photographic opportunities waiting for you. What are we talking about? Well it's frost and with the recent span of cold weather it's something most of us have seen quite a bit of and you can guarantee that there will be a few more frosty mornings to come before Spring arrives.

Frost
© David Clapp

Go Close

It's not very often we see a blanket of frost covering the landscape but if you do have the chance to capture a frosted scene, make the most of it as in open spaces, frost soon vanishes.

With this in mind, it's often best to concentrate on small details and this is when compacts such as the Pentax Optio WG-2 or a Pentax DSLR will be useful. We mention the Optio WG-2 as it features six LED macro lights which are placed around the circumference of the lens. By switching to the Digital Microscope mode you can take well lit macro images, with a minimum focusing distance of just 1cm. If you're a DSLR user, a macro lens is ideal, however you can also use a zoom lens such as the SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR which although it isn't a macro lens, it has a maximum magnification that approaches a useful 1:4.

It's worth varying your lens aperture when working close-up as it'll achieve different effects as you move through the various focal planes. A small aperture will give you a greater depth-of-field, to ensure more of your picture remains sharp, but when working close, try a wider aperture to isolate your subject against an out-of-focus background.

Sun And Shade

A touch of sunlight will help emphasise the sparkle of frost however, frost will hang around longer in shaded areas where you can use a reflector to bounce daylight into your shot.

Metering

As with snow, cameras can be fooled by frost and your shots can end up looking under exposed. A simple way to fix this is with exposure compensation. You just need to shoot half to one and a half stops over what your camera thinks is right.

Subjects

Look out for frosty leaves and blades of grass, plus don't over-look the popular frosted spiders web as they're popular for a reason! Berries and branches look great when dusted with frost and around water you'll find frosted reeds as well as ice and frosted covered banks. Do be careful near ponds and rivers, though, as surfaces can be slippery at this time of year.

Related Photos

john111

Link Posted 11/08/2018 - 06:41
Now this is top trending link which have highest searches about the products and informations. Because here is most valuable part ecommerce product entry which is under the specification of products. After get full information try to apply online.

Philipnes

Link Posted 12/12/2018 - 07:15
Frost Photography Tips are here for the people who are interested in photography. There is no connection with both of the coursework writing and the others blogs. I am thinking to share this blog.

johnnyjenkins

Link Posted 14/04/2019 - 11:48
I have a similar interest this is my page read everything carefully and let me know what you think. медиация

johnnyjenkins

Link Posted 14/04/2019 - 14:33
For many people this is important, so check out my profile:
соларни системи варна

johnnyjenkins

Link Posted 14/04/2019 - 15:55
Profit primarily prime quality items -- you can understand them all within: уеб дизайн

AllenTiny

Link Posted 24/01/2020 - 07:11
pleasant post, stay aware of this fascinating work. It truly regards realize that this subject is being secured likewise on this site so cheers for setting aside time to talk about this! cbd oil for sale

AllenTiny

Link Posted 26/01/2020 - 20:50
I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. หวย

AllenTiny

Link Posted 29/01/2020 - 06:51
Your post is very helpful to get some effective tips to reduce weight properly. You have shared various nice photos of the same. I would like to thank you for sharing these tips. Surely I will try this at home. Keep updating more simple tips like this. payday loan consolidation company

AllenTiny

Link Posted 29/01/2020 - 13:24
Most of the time I donít make comments on websites, but I'd like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post! Delta Bpo Solutions Jobs

nushra345

Link Posted 20/02/2021 - 17:29
Lavington Designs - Visit our website for Premium & High Quality Monogrammed Gifts for Adults and Children, Quality Personalized Clothing, Totes, Travel Bags and Kids Gifts - Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales Lavington Designs

pedobre

Link Posted 24/05/2021 - 09:38
I planned a trip to the North for some frost photography last year but it have to be postponed. Thank you for the tips, I look forward for another journey when everything is back to normal celeb networth

CompraloBueno

Link Posted 11/10/2021 - 21:35
probando
probando
probando

CompraloBueno

Link Posted 11/10/2021 - 21:37
hola estoy probando probando
Encantado de conocerte
Claro que si, guapi

andreaable

Link Posted 08/12/2021 - 07:10
You did an excellent job! You guys have a fantastic blog with some fantastic stuff. Keep up the excellent job. cookie clicker

stevesmith11

Link Posted 24/04/2022 - 12:35
Geriatricians are always busy in dealing with wide range of health issues related to the aging that include the chronic diseases and the deteriorating conditions. These chronic diseases are more common in older people as compared to the younger ones and such patients need an extensive care. Geriatric medical billing services usa
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.