Methane Bubbles Photo Shoot

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While the weather seems to be cooperating we are going to try again to shoot these fantastic bubbles. There will be a Plan B listed at the bottom of this description and all registrants will be notified via email if we need to switch to the plan B option due to weather. We need the snow to hold off long enough in order to see through the frozen pond. Fingers Crossed! 

What are methane bubbles? When the temperature drops through winter, the bubbles then become trapped in the ice, suspended just below the surface of the water. The methane bubbles then rise to the surface, where they form larger bubbles and freeze in the frozen pond. You will see them most frequently in shallow water without too much flow. 

Please Bring the Following: Mircrospikes- this is a must so you don’t slip on the ice

Knee Pads/and/or Elbow Pads

We will meet at Vivian Park in Provo . There is a parking area on the left as you pull into the park. It is in front of a gazebo and the pond.

Tips for Photographing Methane Bubbles:

Get Low. It is recommended to get way down to the lake level and using a wide-angle lens to exaggerate the size of the bubbles. This will help them to compete wtih a more dominant background, such as mountains.

Shoot vertically. Many landscape photographers tend to shoot horizontally. Put the bubbles in the foreground and shoot vertically. This will add depth to your images and make them more engaging to look at.

Find a group of bubbles. As nice as the massive swatches of bubbles are , they can clutter up compositions. Find a smaller concentration of bubbles to five you a clean foreground, so that no elements need to be cut out of the frame. This will also help your image to look organized and intentional.

PLAN B : Memory Grove Shoot in Downtown Salt Lake     300 N Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103   Same Hours