Taking photography in the snow allows you to view the world differently as there are so many opportunities to capture images such as early morning mist on frozen lakes, glistening icicles, and fluffy-white landscapes, etc. Winter can often produce scenes of paradise as everything looks co clean and beautiful.

You don’t have to be a professional to get some excellent winter photos; you just need to be prepared. The first thing you need to do is dress properly and make sure your boots give you a good grip on the surface.

Quick Tips for Winter Photography

When using your digital camera outside on a winter day the lens are likely to be foggy. The best thing to do is just wait a few minutes for it to disappear as it adjusts to the temperature. Don’t try to wipe the fog off as you could damage the lens. You may also smudge it and when it adjusts to the cold it’ll be hard to remove the mark.

You should always keep the camera protected from the snow and rain as they can also smudge the lens. SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras are generally better for use in the winter because they’re made with sturdier parts. Digital cameras can sometimes hard to operate in extremely cold temperatures and it’s a good idea to keep an extra set of batteries warmed up in your pocket just in case.

Winter landscapes are very beautiful, but if most of the landscape is white with a bright foreground and background the exposure meter on the camera may give a the wrong reading and this could result in an underexposed photo. The best way to avoid this is to switch to use the manual mode and overexpose the photo by one f stop.


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