February 18, 2021

How is your phone doing on your snow photos? Have you made any? If you have, does the snow look gray?

If it does, here’s an old photographer’s trick. If you phone will do it, increase your exposure compensation by a half stop or two-thirds of a stop.

That’s because all cameras, phone cameras, too, try to achieve an exposure akin to 18% gray. Most of the time, that’s perfect. But on a specialized situation, like where everything should be white, you have to tell your camera to lighten the snow to white. Shoot it a few times to make sure the snow is white, but not blown out white.

It should fix gray snow pictures. Good luck.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s