Christmas Photography Classroom, How To Take Beautiful Snow Pictures

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Everyone like to see beautiful pictures and the snow pictures are certainly included in. Now the winter is here, it is time to prepare to take snow pictures.

Photography Classroom, Christmas 2010, Beautiful Snow Pictures

Digital Camera You Need:

Do you want to take beautiful snow pictures with your Nikon D7000 or other digital SLR cameras? Everyone like to see beautiful pictures and the snow pictures are certainly included in. Now the winter is here, it is time to prepare to take snow pictures.

Do you find that when you take photos of the snow they often come out looking grey and dull and nothing like you had hoped? There is a trick to photographing snow so that it comes out looking white.

Steps Of Taking Beautiful Snow Pictures

Nikon D7000 Photography Classroom, How To Take Beautiful Snow Pictures

Step 1.

Take a close look at what kind of camera you have. If necessary check out your camera's manual. The best way to take photos of the snow is by overriding the camera's automatic settings and using the manual or exposure compensation setting. You can use an SLR or a small point & shoot camera that has some manual settings to get the desired result.

Step 2.

Learn how to change the exposure on your Nikon D7000.

Step 3.

Change the exposure. Every modern camera has a light meter built into it. The meter takes a reading of the light and will decide what the best exposure and aperture for the scene is. However, this isn't always the best option. When reading snow, the camera's light meter is tricked into thinking the scene is brighter than it is. As a result the camera will decide on an exposure that leaves your picture underexposed and looking grey and dull.

Step 4.

Increase the exposure by +1 or +2. When you have your camera set to manual, point it at the scene and see what exposure the camera suggests then increase it by +1 and take your photo. Then repeat the exercise again, but first increase the exposure one more step. Each camera may be different so by taking both photos you are finding the best setting for you camera and photographing snow.

Step 5.

Use the snow setting. Some small automatic cameras will have a special setting for photographing snow, so you don't have to worry about getting exposure correct, just simply change your camera's setting to snow.

Finally, learn what all of you camera's functions are, you may be missing out on some good photos.

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