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Haliburton Highlands Winter Photography Tips

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Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year to get outside and take some photos! During your stay with Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa, we invite you to capture the magic of our scenic winter landscapes. Read on to learn more about our favorite winter photography spots around the Haliburton Highlands and a few helpful tips to make your photos pop!

Winter Photography Tips

Whether you are shooting with your phone camera or a DSLR, here are a few simple winter photography tips:

  • Shoot in the early morning or late afternoon for the best lighting
  • Keep your camera or phone protected from the cold with protective covers or bags.
  • Adjust your camera’s exposure to bring you the vibrancy of the snow.
  • Include a point of interest, like people or buildings, to create a more compelling composition.
  • Add colorful contrasts to break up the white of the snow
  • Photograph during a snowfall for a magical addition to your shot; use a faster shutter speed if possible.
  • Use natural elements like tree branches to frame your shot.

3 Winter Photography Ideas Around the Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Haliburton’s best destination for winter photography is the Sculpture Forest, home to over 40 sculptures following the trails of Glebe Park. Walk or snowshoe the path and capture photos of the beautiful snow-covered sculptures nestled within the serene winter landscape.

Wolf Centre

Visit the observatory at the Wolf Centre and take photos of Haliburton’s wolf pack this winter! Then access 13km of snowshoeing trails outside the centre for even more photography opportunities!

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

Explore the diverse ecosystems of Haliburton this winter at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve. Snap photos of the winter landscape and local wildlife!

Plan a Winter Getaway in the Haliburton Highlands

Discover even more winter photography opportunities on-site at Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa. Then immerse yourself in total serenity at our WaterSpa, the perfect place to unwind this winter. Then, return to your Haliburton accommodations and cozy up in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Browse our collection of vacation packages and book your winter getaway today!