Every new year we are so glad to leave the old and enter the new that for many people new year’s resolutions are at the top of their “To Do” lists. The new year is such an awesome thing because as in other months of the year, December is the only tome when we come to the end we not only start a new month, but we start a new year. That is really something to shout about. Winter is a great time for photography and since it is now the new year, it’s a great time to make some resolutions that will improve and expand your photography business this year.
Winter photography is fun. The fact that it is cold does not mean you cannot be out and about with your camera. There are still a lot of things to photograph. There are winter sports, ice skating and snow if you have it. If you’re in New York there is skating at Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Bryant Park. In Bryant Park the skating is free so you can actually lace up and get on the ice with your camera.
Protect your camera from the elements. Keep a piece of plastic handy just in case it snows. Keep extra charged batteries for your camera as the cold will drain batteries quickly. Keep batteries on body to generate heat.
Look for different angles to photograph landmark buildings. Get in a boat, on a bridge, do whatever it takes to get a unique perspective. For example, Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most photographed bridge in the world. If you Google it you will find hundreds of photographs on the Internet, but majority of them will be from the same perspective. Be creative.