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Winter Photography Tips For Beginners


Winter may sound cozy to you especially when you have your partner within reach.  Capturing some memorable moments amid fog and snow, warmth and care is what that romantic moment deserves! But your DSLR may not see the snow as your eyes perceive it. That’s the reason that white snow appears as with blue tint or grayed in pictures. The best way to rule this out and to do impeccable winter photography is by using a gray card. Manually setting the custom white balance can also serve the purpose. But the whole process may sound a little technical and cumbersome to you.

Here is what you can do!

  • Wake up early!

The combination of golden light of the sun, particularly at dusk and dawn with the cold blue tones of snow gives a dramatic effect. Wake up early to shoot that up!

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  • Charge the batteries fully

To make the most out of your photography, it is very necessary that you have fully charged batteries. Also, keep your camera safely in our bag rather than holding in hand in order to protect it from cold. When you are in your hotel or home, keep the camera in the coolest part of your home. This would avoid condensation. A winter photography tip you should never forget!

  • Adjusting the white balance

White balance matters a lot while you are clicking. Automatic cameras may at time fail in judging the exact white balance and as a result photos come with a little blue tint. It is highly recommended to adjust the white balance manually. You can do this by putting your camera onto cloudy day setting. This would eliminate blue tint from the snow.

  • Search for the modes

If adjusting the white balance is simply not solving the purpose. Search if your camera has modes like snow and winter.

  • Flash adjustment

If your pictures show the presence of harsh shadows, try changing your flash to fire. Fire will force a bright external light outside and would serve as fill flash. As a result, all harsh shadows will be eliminated and your pictures will look bright and beautiful with just the right amount of exposure.

  • Explore the natural poses

Snow looks good with almost everything that is in contrast. Search for a brightly colored bird or animal in snow, green leaves or red apples!

  • Is it snowing outside?

You may create some impeccable effects even if it is snowing outside. You no longer need to give up that day. Keep your camera in a safe place like a waterproof bag or zipper so that you are not damaging it. Focus on a particular object and shoot. Falling snow would create a blurred effect all around thus adding stars to the picture.

  • Eliminate the falling snowflakes

Although snowflakes are beautiful but they tend to detract the image sometimes! To remove them from the photo, simply increase the aperture, decrease the ISO and delay the shutter speed. The longer delay you introduce, the better it will look. Snowflakes will not get captured and it will seem as if they didn’t exist!

Shoot the most precious moments and flaunt your photography skills with these amazing winter photography tips. Got something else? Do mention in comments.

Looking forward to hear from you!

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