Snow Exposures

Warming Rays

Photograph by Daniel Hancock

Recently I have been taking quite a few photographs outside in the snow. The snow is difficult to get the right exposure. If you are in a manual mode, you can adjust as necessary. It is almost impossible to use the histogram. However, if you ever use exposure compensation, it can be quite difficult. The best way that I have found is to experiment and sort later. You will want to start at about + 2/3. After that I try  +1 and + 1-1/3. Also, keep in mind, you might want to manually set the white balance, as cameras often make the snow look bluish when they do this automatically .

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