Winter can be that time of the year when you wish to enjoy your time with your family, friends and loved ones. There’s also Christmas when you wish that you were the same old kid again who your father brought candy to and got presents from Santa on Christmas morning. You wish to forget all your worries and just live the moments that come through.
Now, since you are spending quality time with your dear ones. You also tend to capture these memories to live and relive them forever. But, taking snaps in snow is not as simple as it is on sunny days. It’s an art and you need to follow a few steps to cultivate this art in yourself.
Here are a few tips to take nice pics in the snow.
- Adjust your “exposure compensation”. The snow is white and you want it to be white and not yellow. By adjusting the exposure compensation in your camera, you can make sure that pic looks snowy white and not yellowish. I personally love it at +2.
- Adjust the “white balance”. You don’t wish to have blue snow photos. Reset the white balance from auto to custom, then take a few pics to decide what exactly are you looking for. Find the right color and save it as the custom white balance setting on your camera.
- Turn on the “fill flash” if it is sunny outside. This makes sure the face looks clear by reducing the facial shadows.
- Try using the macro mode. It helps in normal sunny days as well as in the snowy winter days. Running people and animals are captured much more efficiently by this method.
- Try to set the composition such that the contrast is good. If a person is wearing something grayish in the snow it is very good to have set the contrast details personally. Here also take a few of the pics at different contrast levels and then set the one that suits the weather most. Snowy days can be cloudy as well as sunny. So, set different custom compositions in your camera. So that every time you wish to take pics, you don’t have to waste time on setting things up.