Short version: it suuuuuuuuuuucks. In the summer, it’s much easier to take good photos because you can just take your photos after work or school and it’s fine because you’ve got a few hours before the light dies down. But in winter? You barely have a few hours light at lunch sometimes, never mind after hours!
So what can you do to make sure that you make the most out of your limited time?
Learn to work around
So you can’t take the photos when you get home in the evenings. If you learn when the best time of day to take your photos is, then you’ll be able to make sure that you can get the best pictures in the best light. If you prefer to take photos in natural light, then learning about how the weather affects the lighting will really benefit you as well – light overcast days are really good for giving a soft light to your photos.
Plan to take all the Photos
So you know the time of day that will give you the best photos – plan to get all your photos done at once so they’re ready for you to use as you write your blog posts. If you have a few different collections of items to take photos of, then you could plan out what you want to achieve (in terms of layouts and backgrounds) so you have a checklist to work through, making your time more efficiently used.
While planning your photos to get the best possible outcome is a good idea, sometimes you just need to tweak the image in your preferred image software (or website – we still love Picmonkey!)
What tips would you share about winter photos?