Ice photography advices

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The ice, not only became one of the menus are much in demand in the tropics or summer, but also a very interesting object to preserve. Given that a country does not continue to experience winter, which resulted in freezing water, except at the poles. So that, when in other seasons (except winter), someone can still enjoy the beauty of winter through the photos. Besides that, the ice can be a valuable art and stunning photography. And here is how and what tools are needed to take a picture of ice.

Not many tools required in the shooting of ice. Enough with the tools needed as follows:

– Tripod such as the Vanguard Alta Pro 263 AT
– Macro lenses can help, or a short telephoto zoom


techniques used are diverse. With heavy clothing and quilted-style winter, which was some of the techniques are discussed below. The following techniques provide many options that can be tailored to the circumstances and conditions of the ice, which will be the object scene.

Flat ice.
To shoot the ice with a flat texture, depth-of-field is an important consideration. In addition, keep in mind that the ice is static so it does not require a long exposure. In this case, try to keep the focal point within the image, which can be something as simple as air bubbles trapped in ice, to contrast the color of the leaves, stones or other images.

Frozen grass.
If there are air bubbles frozen in ice below the surface of the leaves, that is to be targeted object has a texture that is more detailed than some other object snap frozen. A polarizing filter can also help suppress the reflection, which allows more detailed textures to come through. This is a bit different in the image, thus requiring a more accurate shot than some other photo techniques will be discussed further.

Crystal Cascade.
Crystals of frozen water is the result of spraying, thereby providing effects such as crystal and very interesting to immortalized with a photo. Crystal is very beautiful winter when it freezes on anything, such as building houses and plants.

Waterfall, which was on the edge of freezing little by little, is formed almost crystalline form. Moving water and forms such as animation, is a beautiful thing to preserve. Long shutter speed will contrast with margins moving cold water, and the corresponding small aperture will give a depth range of fields. In addition, a sharp image is the result desired by you as a photographer.

Frozen lake.
On the side of the lake, where water flows and ‘stuck’ in plants is a beautiful frozen landscape and not everyone gets a chance to immortalize it. Likely to be seen is the grass that hangs frozen in the dark background of moss, so as to give color contrast and excellent image results.

Frozen leaves.
To take pictures of leaves frozen in the lake, of course, require a longer time. Because of the greater volume of water / the water surface area, then the time required is also getting old. So for this, you need more time for perfect results.