Jake and Dave Moe founded POWDER in 1972 as an alternative to the other, uptight skiing magazines. “To us, powder skiing means freedom, with an emphasis, not on how you do it, but just on doing it more,” they said. That’s what we’re still trying to do. Powder to the People.
The Skier’s Magazine
On the Cover
Skier: Joel Pollinger
Location: Engelberg, Switzerland
Photographer: Oskar Enander
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“I have a love-hate relationship with winter. I won’t get into why I hate winter (too cold, short days, high heating bills, driving sucks… okay, so I got into it a bit). For photography however, I love winter. Once the autumn leaves hit the ground and everything looks dull and grey, I find myself dreaming of winter. There’s nothing like a fresh blanket of snow to brighten up a landscape scene. And that same landscape can look quite different from day to day considering how variable the weather and lighting can be during the winter.
Is winter photography really any different from that of other seasons? Yes, and no. The basics of landscape photograph apply regardless of the season, but my approach and preparedness can be different in the winter. Here are some tips that might help you improve your winter compositions…”
By Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary
Focus on winter’s unique features
Play in the snow
Look for color contrasts
Shoot at the bookends of the day
Control the blues
Make your own point of interest
Focus in on the details
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8 Tips to Improve your Winter Compositions By Peter Baumgarten
more at Olympus
Heiko Gerlicher is a self taught landscape and nature photographer born in 1969, living in Ahorn in the District of Coburg, Upper Franconia. By profession he is field staff for a special steel wholesale trade. But for a hobby, he shoots photos. In fact, he is a award-winning photographer. Three Gold medals at the prestigious Trierenberg Supercircuit for example and several publications in magazines belong to his successes so far.
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Winter in the Woods by Heiko Gerlicher
more at behance
Tips to protect yourself and your gear and to make stunning exposures of the season.
Text & Photography by Kevin McNeal
Winter is a memorable time for photographers who enjoy the challenges and the rewards that come with photographing the season. Dedication comes to mind when we think of photographers who enjoy going on adventures in freezing temperatures to capture images in conditions that other photographers would not be willing to consider.
What does winter look like to you? Is it outside, scaling snowy summits? Walking through frozen fields, composing your perfect shot of nature? Capturing the enduring wildlife around you? Making sense of the grey skies? Playing with reflections in the still water? Curled up inside next to the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book?
Pillar And Ice
by Chad Briesemeister
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Winter in Melaleuca forest
by Nguyen Tan Tuan
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Kirill Uyutnov was born and bred in Moscow. He graduated from The Geological Prospecting University, and is now engaged in the exploration of gold deposits. Photography, like Hiking, became a major interest during his school years, but specific landscape-shooting came to captivate him at a later stage – whilst doing field work. Subsequently, in order to better connect with nature and better feel nature around him, he went on a few long missions, which lasted for months. On those lengthy missions, he dedicated all his spare time to the contemplation of natural forms, leading him to embrace thoughtfulness and mindfulness in photographing the natural beauty of the surrounding world. Kirill Uyutnov took a wide range of pictures stretching from the Arctic to the equator; but he fell in love with the sublime nature of the Russian North. So, over the past five years, with a camera in his hands, he visited Yakutia, Kolyma, Chukotka, the Urals and Caucasus mountains, the Putorana plateau and lake Baikal, Kamchatka and the Kola Peninsula, Yamal, the Taimyr Peninsula and the Laptev Sea.