Snow is white, of course. However, your camera would prefer it to be gray… If you’re on automatic mode and point your camera at a bright white snow scene, you’ll just get a grayish image. How do you fix it?

Most cameras will have an “exposure compensation” function, which should look like “+1” or “-1”. You’ll want to find that setting and start with either +1.5 or +2 and adjust until the snow is truly white. These numbers work with snow in bright sunlight, so you should experiment with snow in shade or under cloudy skies, until what you see matches what your camera shows.

BEFORE & AFTER

after copy

after

Want to see more like this? Join our FREE 30 Day Adventure Photography Workshop!