Top Winter Photography Destinations
With winter quickly approaching, it’s time for photographers to begin planning their locations for winter photo shoots. While it may seem like winter only offers white plains as far as the eye can see, we beg to differ! Today, we’re sharing some of the best places to shoot your winter photos right here in the United States.
Acadia National Park, Maine
With rocky shores covered in white forest, and the ocean waves crashing nearby, winter in Maine is one of the best places to shoot a juxtaposition of winter and ocean photos. Maine also offers a wide array of nautical sites, including lighthouses, to capture a diverse portfolio of winter photos in a relatively small area.
Arches National Park, Utah
Arches National Park offers the perfect combination of interesting, world-famous architecture like the Delicate Arch, along with the contrast between white snow and red rock.
Yosemite National Park, California
A perfect mountain getaway, this is the trip to take for nature at its finest! With lots of hiking trails available, you can shoot Yosemite from all angles, capturing a wide variety of all the park has to offer. In winter, you’ll find picturesque snow capped peaks to go along with clouds and greenery.
Central Park, New York
Perhaps the most obvious addition to our list comes in the form of New York City and Central Park. With over over 250 acres of lawns and 7 bodies of water, Central Park takes up 6 miles and 6% of Manhattan’s total acreage. With such a huge expanse and notable sites throughout (like the John Lennon memorial) there is no shortage of photo-ready spots to capture the perfect winter scene.
Portage River Valley, Alaska
Last but certainly not least, we offer Portage River Valley with it’s stunning view of the Northern Lights, or technically: the Aurora Borealis. The lights are a beautiful addition to the snowy peaks and frozen rivers of the Alaskan terrain.
These are our picks for the best winter photos in the United States, but we want to know where you’ve gotten your best shots. Leave us a comment below and let us know what your favorite place for winter photos is and what equipment is must have for travel.