With winter images, a common problem is that bright snowy areas often look grey. All that white fools your camera meter into underexposing scenes, so if you take greater creative control over your settings, you’ll get a result that’s truer to the scene in front of you.
In automatic shooting modes, you can add a stop of positive exposure compensation. In Manual mode, tweak the settings so the light meter is about one stop over the given reading.
When you use the histogram to review images, remember you’re not looking always looking for a uniform distribution of tones.
3 steps for setting a Custom white balance
Shooting in raw mode means you can tweak the white balance afterwards in image-editing software – but why not save time and make it accurate in-camera with a manual approach?
1. Take a calibrated image
You’ll need a grey card or calibrated…