Inspirational Macro Photographs of Ice

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While most of us don’t necessarily like ice when it is coating the roadways or sidewalks, we all have to admit that ice really is a natural wonder. While some people will simply not take notice of ice, having seen it their entire lives, macro photographers know better than to pass by anything; especially something as potentially captivating as a nice patch of ice. But how do you take your macro photographs of ice formations to a new level?

That’s a great question, and we think that getting inspired by some amazing ice photographs is just what it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In today’s macro photography ‘tutorial’, you’ll see an entire video filled with amazing ice macro photographs. Be forewarned, though, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill ice photographs we’re talking about here. Take a look at the video by David Derr and we’re sure you’ll agree that these photographs really are inspiring. Sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing music and photo slideshow for the next 10 minutes… (Note: The video starts approximately 10 seconds in)



Now that you’ve seen the different spins you can put on ice photographs, you are probably feeling like you’re ready to take some macro photographs of ice in the very near future. We think that you should do just that. But remember, the macro photos of ice that you just saw were actually enhanced using Photoshop filters and editing techniques. That doesn’t detract from the overall impressiveness of these shots, but you do want to keep that in mind when you’re taking your own photographs. You can spend some time playing around with your photos in Photoshop to see what kind of cool ice shots you can come up with. A simple alternative if you do not have Photoshop is to try placing something colorful/patterned beneath the ice eg. Color paper, plastic, leaf, material, etc.

Do you want to be known as the “coolest” of all your photography friends? If you do, be sure to let your friends know about this inspirational ice macro photography lesson by clicking on the Share button on the side…

Recommended reading –
Water, Ice and Fog – Photographic Techniques and the Art of Interpretation

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