SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY: 5 QUICK TIPS

Winter is on its way with snow already falling across the country. There is nothing more serene than a fresh snowfall, but capturing a winter landscape full of white can be challenging to get right. Here are a few tips to help you ace those snowy shots.

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 EXPOSE TO THE RIGHT… A LOT

Snow means a lot of white, and white can trick the auto balance in your camera and lead to underexposed images. The metering system of your DSLR will try to expose white snow to middle gray. You want to overexpose your image to make sure white snow is, indeed, white. Be sure to constantly check and adjust your exposure.

 KEEP YOUR PALETTE MINIMAL

Winter scenes are often meant to be calming and do not need too many colors or over editing. Stick with “winter colors” like whites, blues, and greens to keep your images simple. If you’re trying to evoke Christmas, then feel free to break out the red!

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