09 November 2010

cold weather photography

When the weather starts to get cold, I usually start grumbling to myself about why Montreal is the worst place to be a location-based photographer.

Sure, it's picturesque, but everything starts to look the same when it's covered in snow. I should probably just pack up and move to Southern California, right? My clients and I can frolic in that beautiful, golden light and sip on mimosas made from the oranges we pick during our photo session. Ah, a girl can dream.

Since I'm not planning to move anytime soon, I am vowing to quit grumbling and make it work in Montreal. While it's easy and wonderful to take photos during the summer, it's challenging and kind of awesome to try my hand at cold weather sessions. Also, I'm trying to improve my low-light photo skills, but that's a whole other blog post.

Sunday night marked attempt number one. Jenn and I headed to Laurier Park, and, after finally figuring out how to light a kerosene lantern without blowing ourselves up, took a few photos. It was freezing, but we lasted about an hour and then rushed back to our respective homes to defrost with tea.

Once I uploaded them, I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. More photos to come soon.

Tonight, I'm heading out for attempt number two. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

These are fantastic!

Dallas said...

Thank you!