Snow

Photographing Snow


Auto white balance 

Auto white balance 

White balance done Manually

White balance done Manually

Taking pictures of the snow on a sunny day can be rather difficult. Two tips to getting the results you want is proper white balance, and selecting the right metering. White balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. At times when you set your digital camera to an auto white balance the camera does not read properly and you can get color cast. Setting your camera's white balance to manual and taking a photo of the snow will give you the correct color balance instead of a blue color cast.

Lastly, choosing how your camera is metering is also critical. When taking a photograph of an object when there is snow around use spot metering. Spot metering will allow for the camera to properly expose the subject matter. Center weighted metering or spot metering with help you achieve a properly exposed image.

Now just wait for it to snow again and see what you can do!

Photographer: Justus Henry