Tips for using your camera in the snow
Being winter now people will be taking photos in the snow this simple camera tip will help you out. Ever wondered why when you take a photo of a snow scene the snow is totally whited out and you can’t see the definition of the snow? Simple the cameras light meter is calculating its exposing based on the brightness of the snow.
What you need to do is adjust the light meter and under expose the image by two thirds of a stop. This will correct the over exposure caused by your camera’s light meter and go a long way to improving the overall definition of the snow in your photograph.
When you enter a building in the snow try to keep the camera’s body temperature neutral this will aid in preventing the camera from fogging up. This usually occurs on the lens filter its self or in between the filter and the lens. ( I recommend always using good quality UV filters they help with the natural lighting but also protect the lens, it is cheaper to through out a $50.00 filter than replace a $2000 + lens) If this does happen and you can’t wait for the lens the de fog, use a good quality opticial lens cleaning cloth but be careful not to leave any lint or smudges on the lens filter.