After several months of unseasonably warm temperatures (and a very appreciative me), it looks like we may actually be getting some snow in the Twin Cities. Freshly fallen snow makes for a beautiful landscape. Because a snowy world is a great deal more white than usual, it tends to give your camera meter problems. If you take a shot with standard settings, you’ll notice that a snowy scene will come out dark and gray. To get a more accurate photo, you’ll want to use your exposure compensation. Check your manual for details on how to do this on your camera. Dial your exposure to the right to +1.5 or +2. You probably won’t want to go much further than that or your photo will be too bright and you’ll lose detail in the snow.
If you’re using a point and shoot, you probably don’t have an exposure compensation function, unless your camera has manual settings. If you don’t, try pointing your camera at something darker and depress your shutter button halfway so that the camera takes a metering of the light. Then point your camera towards the snowy scene and click the shutter.
And because the predicted highs are in the teens, don’t forget the tips on shooting in the cold as well!
Today’s Suggested Topic:
Self-portrait without the photographer
A twist on a regular self-portrait – create a self-portrait without you in it.
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