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- On March 1, 2016
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As we are being hit by winter storms across the country we thought it would be the perfect time to share 2 simple tricks to make your winter pictures pop!
It’s all about Exposure and White Balance.
- Overexpose your Photos
If it’s bright and white outside when you take a picture, the reflection of the light off the snow throws off the camera sensors. Ironically your photo comes out looking dull, as if it were taken on a dark and dreary day. The simple trick is to change the settings on your camera to over expose the picture and let more light in.
Change the setting on your camera to P – Programmable. (The camera is still in automatic mode but allows you to update some settings).
Press the button with the “+/-“ symbols and adjust the dial to change the exposure to +0.3 or +0.7.
- Adjust the White Balance:
Due to different types of lighting, often the white objects in photos appear to be off white, anywhere from yellow to blue.
Play around with the white balance to ensure that the snow appears as white in your photographs.
Ideally the daylight setting will work, though take a few pictures and compare in which picture the white is captured the best.
With your camera in Programmable mode, press the button with the WB label. Use your standard keys used to navigate through the menu to change the setting.
Have fun capturing your memorable winter moments, and come back to immortalize them in your picture book.