Everyday I fall in love with my hobby all over again. I believe practice makes perfect but winter is just my least favorite time of the year to shoot -1 because I hate being out in the cold and -2 because all that white snow in the background throws off my camera’s light meter giving me dull grayish photos. This year however, I have embraced snow photography with open arms and I trekked the first snowfall of the year with my Canon 5D Mark III and winter boots to snap some photos.
Below are some photos I took in the woods. For tips and tricks basically here is what I do: I shoot in Manual mode (ALWAYS!), expose my image using the Sunny 16 rule (as you can tell from the settings I used below that I have applied that principle), of course I at least use basic composition using the Rule of Thirds, I use custom white balance (NEVER Auto WB but this does not really matter since u can correct your WB anytime during post production), I shoot in RAW (ALWAYS!), I DO NOT use flash unless I’m required to, and finally I edit each photo to my liking using Adobe Photoshop CS6. I do have Lightroom however I do not use it as I find there is a lot more I can do in Photoshop than in the latter.
1/160s | f/11 | ISO 1001/160s | f/11 | ISO 1001/160s | f/11 | ISO 1601/160s | f/14 | ISO 1601/160 | f/11 | ISO 160