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Winter Photography

By Ale Coyote |

Freeze the holidays with these simple photography tips for snowy landscapes and colorful tinkling settings.


You’re enjoying your Christmas dinner and the scene is so perfect that you decide to take a picture and immortalize that moment in which everyone is wearing fancy clothes and radiates happiness. Later you’ll share that picture through social networks and everyone will comment on your skills as a photographer.

For this reason, we want to share with you these tips to create photographs worthy of social networks, your cell phone’s home screen or even your computer’s wallpaper.


In December, it’s common to find public places and homes with Christmas decorations that include lights, spheres and other brilliant ornaments that can be difficult to photograph at night even with the use of flash. Check your camera’s menu and find the ISO function. If you increase the values, for example, to 800, you’ll be able to take pictures in places with dim or tinkling lights. Preferably, use a tripod so your photographs don’t turn out blurry.


If you want to create outdoors photography at night, reduce your ISO levels to approximately 100 as well as the shutter speed. Ask the person who will pose for the photo to turn in circles or draw shapes in the air while holding a lit sparkler and take the picture. You’ll be able to capture all the forms created by the light.


If you want to create spectacular pictures and capture the different light shades reflected on the snow, get up early and take your pictures at sunrise. Another tip, place your camera on the base of a pine tree facing upwards and as close to the trunk as possible. You’ll achieve an artistic effect. Also, look for objects of different shapes with solid and brilliant colors that contrast with a snow-covered background. And if you have additional photography equipment, use a sunshade on your subject to avoid cloudy pictures.

Above all: protect your camera! If you were outside in the slopes all day, once you’re back at the hotel keep it in the coolest area in your room and avoid placing it near any heat source so the temperature changes won’t affect it.


Find elements like spheres, candles or even lights and make them your protagonists. Change your camera to manual mode, place it near the object and focus on it while leaving the background blurry. Your picture will be original and full of color. Print the image on cardboard paper and create your own homemade Christmas cards.


If there are many guests at your Christmas dinner party, program your camera in automatic counter setting and place it on the floor facing up. Gather in a circle around the camera and lean towards the center of the lens. This way no one will be left out of the picture.

With these tips DINKtravelers wishes you: Merry photographs!