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Taking Great Pictures in the Snow

With winter in full blast, you might be thinking about creating a scrapbook based on the gorgeous snow and scenery around you.  Taking pictures in the snow can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be difficult due to the brightness.  Here at Store Photos, we want you to have the best pictures you possibly can.  That’s why we have a few tips to help you take beautiful pictures in the cold and snow.

Take great pictures in the snow!

Take great pictures in the snow!

  • The cold weather can make your camera shutter a bit sluggish.  In between pictures, keep your camera under your jacket so the shutter and batteries stay warm. This will make taking pictures easier.
  • Adjust your camera settings to compensate for the bright snow. You’ll need to compensate by over-exposing the shot by letting more light into your camera.  The sun reflects off of the snow, so you have to make sure to minimize that effect in your pictures.
  • Find a good focal point.  You want to focus on something more than just the snow.  Look for a tree, fence post, or bush to highlight the snow around it.  This will make your photos more interesting.
  • Sled tracks, footprints, and snow drifts make interesting focal points, too.
  • Look for bright colors to include in the photo.  A red cardinal, a person in a brightly colored scarf, or an interesting piece of architecture can add some contrast to the photo.

Have fun getting out there and snapping some photos in the snow!  When you have all the photos you want, look to Store Photos for the right photo album.