Improve your photography skills with our top tips

In many countries around the world days are getting colder and nights are getting longer. You know what that means… #Winter2020 is coming! ❄️

This Friday 20.12.19 our last seasonal contest of the year will be launched so we’re here to help you prepare your best shots to increase your chances of making the Top 50 or even becoming the Hero!

Read the Agora team’s exclusive advice to make sure you avoid the typical mistakes with this genre and apply it to your shots this week in preparation for Friday! 👇

Be careful with the exposure!

The quantity of the color white in snowy landscape shots can easily create overexposed shots that take details and texture out of the shot. Play around with the aperture, closing it in order to let less reflected light enter. You can also experiment with Neutral Density filters to automatically counteract the brightness of the snow.

Skiing Highway by @pmfoto, Austria

There’s more to winter than just snow!

Whilst snowy landscape photos can be spectacular if the exposure it just right there are many there many other beautiful moments to capture in this magical season than just snow. Think about what else can transmit those cold outdoor vibes or indoor cosy times with family and friends. Animals, frozen lakes, log fires, hearty meals, think about what you love most about these season in your part of the world and capture it!

Anger by @bynicoruiz, Spain
Just wait the best moment by @pique26, Spain

Be artistic & creative!

Try to make your shots a little more adventurous by adding in an interesting subject. Take your time with your composition trying to create a unique and artistic point of view. Take the following shots as examples!

Let is snow let it snow by @carlesalonsophotography, Spain
Untitled by @jevgenij, Latvia

🏆 Follow this advice and you could win:

  • $1000
  • 100,000 ⭐️s
  • Feature on the Agora Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media and international press!

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 ⭐️s

There’s no time to waste! Put our tips to practise and start preparing your best photos of #Winter2020 for this Friday! ☃️

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