There are many adaptations that can be used to make ICE PHOTOS more interesting. If you are in Wyoming or Idaho from November to April you have many opportunities to take photos of ice. If you live in the Carolinas or Florida, it’s a little more difficult 🙂 But there are many ways to improve photographs of ICE and these articles should give you a bit of a boost.
” Ice Photography – A Helpful How-To Guide” by Marc Schenker in Contrastly.com. This is an interesting short article that starts out with a focus on close-up photos (macro lens, tripods, etc) but also explores background lighting and a variety of other approaches to great unique ice photos.
“Photographing Ice Patterns” by Martin Belan. This is a fairly simple, but unique, view of ice photos that focuses on patterns in ice from streams and puddles in the woods. Like the previous article, he emphasizes macro lens, extension tubes, tripods, remote shutter releases, and hand warmers :-). He also takes weather into consideration and suggests shooting on a cloudy day with a list of “How to…” for example being aware of a exposure compensation of +1.0 to 1.5.
“Macro Photography: How to Photograph Frost & Ice” by Mark Hamblin does an excellent job of giving suggestions on how to photography hoar frost. Since we get a lot of hoar frost mornings, I’d suggest that when the weather folks tell you it will be clear and really cold over night, get your photo gear ready. You don’t need your macro gear but it will help. This article has lots of example and suggestions that go beyond the simple-stuff but without digging too deep.
“9 Tips for Dramatic Ice Photos: Cold weather isn’t preventing you from making great shots, it’s challenging you to get out there and make them.” in Popular Photography. This is a really old article (2014) but it has some really good ideas: See into Depth, Forget Color, Find Frozen Nature, Record Movement, Keep it Simple, Demonstrate Scale, Use Reflective Contrast, Light the Background, and … Stay Warm. This is a good article to start your research.