I think it’s time we continued our tips for taking pictures in the snow. I have so many new photos from the holidays that I would like to share and use for these tips but man do I have a lot of editing to do!
Tip of the day, don’t freeze your model’s!
Haha, that’s good but not really the tip. I’m so glad that it’s not just cold anymore and that we actually have snow, the only good thing about it being so cold.
Snow is funny. It makes your camera expose like there is a TON of light and then things looked washed out. I’ve probably mentioned this before but it is the main difficulty to photography in the snow.
There are several ways to work around this. One way is to use the manual settings on your camera. Another way that most cameras offer is the ability to just bump up or down the exposure from how the camera thinks it should be.
In this photo I bumped down my exposure by 1.5 stops so that it was a little darker. This is the unedited photo (SOOC). I would then take it and sharpen it and add vibrancy to the colors as digital photos come out very flat naturally.
You may have to read your camera manual in order to figure out how to do these two things.
A way to get a great picture without having to mess with you camera settings is just to get up close! That way the camera is not figuring in the snow but you know you have plenty of light! Try these and see what happens. I’d love to hear how it turned out and see your photos!