Cam­era set­tings

Here’s how to han­dle the ex­po­sure (and white bal­ance) in typ­i­cally bright win­try con­di­tions

Digital Camera World - - WINTER LANDSCAPES -

With win­ter im­ages, a com­mon prob­lem is that bright snowy ar­eas of­ten look grey. All that white fools your cam­era me­ter into un­der­ex­pos­ing scenes, so take back creative con­trol for a re­sult that’s truer to the scene in front of you. In au­to­matic modes, this is done by ad­ding a stop of pos­i­tive ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion. In Man­ual mode, tweak the set­tings so the light me­ter is about one stop over the given read­ing. When you use the his­togram to re­view im­ages, re­mem­ber you’re not look­ing al­ways look­ing for a uni­form dis­tri­bu­tion of tones. Snow should look white and crisp in a scene, with­out be­ing to­tally blown out.

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