Winter Photography Tips for a Cape Breton Getaway

Before Instagram and digital photography, taking pictures has been an integral part of creating a memorable vacation. And thanks to smartphones and compact digital cameras, catching intimate moments and awe-inspiring landscapes has never been easier. Our modern age allows us to capture images without worrying about film degradation or a stray finger obstructing the lens. Still, although “snapping pics” has become second nature to many vacationers, there is always something to learn. What’s more, winter photography can be somewhat challenging given how snow, cold temperatures, and cloud cover can affect our environments and equipment. To ensure you have a more efficient and enjoyable experience, Cabot Shores would like to share five simple photography tips to help you seize precious moments.

Superb Winter Photography Opportunities | Cape Breton Island

Unfortunately, some travelers consider winter photography too tricky because they’ve never had any success. Ironically, the most forgotten aspect of taking photos during the coldest months is the new persona snow-covered forests, icicles, and frozen lakes create. Again, winter presents a practical challenge to amateur and professional photographers alike, thanks to a lack of color and sunlight. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort, winter moments can be magical, surreal representations of your getaway.

5 Winter Photography Tips for Your Cape Breton Vacation

Cape Breton Island presents seemingly endless winter photography possibilities as Nova Scotia’s idyllically scenic vacation destination. Here are a few tips to maximize your aspirations.

  • Don’t be afraid of “bad weather.” You can capture fabulous images during snowstorms and blizzards despite their formidable nature.
  • Every hour presents a unique opportunity. You’ve probably heard about the “golden hours” moments before sunrise or sunset, but don’t limit yourself to those time frames.
  • Try to keep tracks and footprints out of your shots. Part of what makes winter photography intriguing is the surreality of an unscathed setting. Even so, some situations may call for a few tracks. For example, if you’re the first person to set foot in an open meadow after a blizzard!
  • Be sure to pack extra batteries. Cold temperatures can drain your power supply, especially if you’re using a screen to take pictures instead of your viewfinder.
  • Using a cold white balance before editing can breathe life into your imagery. A cold color format will cause shadows to pop and snow to appear more vibrant.

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Cape Breton Island presents excellent winter photography opportunities with frozen waterfalls, snow-capped cliffs, and a foggy Atlantic coastline. What’s more, there is still time to take advantage of Cabot Shore’s attractive seasonal vacation packages and add-ons. Whether you prefer winter camping or staying in a cozy chalet, Cabot Shores boasts an eclectic selection of lodging options. And with bistro dining and outdoor cooking, an all-inclusive Nova Scotia vacation is sure to please. Please reach out to us online or call 866-929-2584 to learn more about how Cabor Shores can deliver the ultimate winter getaway experience!