A Few Tips for Snow Photography


  1.  When viewing a bright scene like snow, a camera tends to underexpose the image. Snow turns out looking dull or grey in the photograph.  Use your exposure compensation to increase exposure. Start by increasing it by +1 stop and assess the result.
  2. All subjects, especially light ones like snow, pick up a color cast from the surrounding light. Photos of snow taken in daylight under a blue sky often have a blue tinge which an auto white balance setting is unlikely to correct.  You can use your White Balance setting to remove this color cast.Snow photographs tend to look more stunning with blue sky as a background. Try using a polarizing filter to emphasize the color. 
  3. Remove the camera from its case and take off the lens cap as soon as possible and well before taking the first shot. If the camera has been kept indoors in the warm, it will take a while for the condensation to evaporate from the lens.
  4. Take spare batteries in a warm pocket – cold batteries drain surprisingly quickly.
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