Except for a few winter days, we still had a little cold in our little country. But now that the cold is imminent, many people go out on winter sports. The cold, but also into beautiful nature! For anyone who is going to enjoy the snow soon and in case it is going to be winter here: today I am sharing some photography tips for capturing great shots with a camera in the cold before editing with a free pc photo editor.
Batteries and cold are not a good combination
The battery of your camera is not such a fan of cold weather and therefore loses capacity. So it is possible that you can take 300 photos with your battery in good weather but during extreme cold with the same battery only take 150 to 200 photos. So keep this in mind and always have an extra battery with you. Try to keep it where it doesn’t get too cold to ensure it can run at full power for as long as possible.
Blue sky? Use a polarizing filter!
If it has snowed and everything has turned into a great winter wonderland, it is extra beautiful when the sun shines and the sky is blue. Are you lucky and is it such a day? Then put a polarizing filter on your lens! With such a filter you remove reflections, making colors brighter and if you turn it at the right angle you get an extremely blue sky, like an effect from a free pc photo editor.
Correct exposure in the snow
The automatic settings of a camera work fine when there is not much special, but in snow, it is quickly upset. This is because your camera grabs the average light in the photo and takes it as medium gray. If you take a photo with a lot of snow, chances are that your photo will be underexposed and therefore gray. This is because your camera does not understand that snow is white and therefore closes the shutter too quickly. You solve this by manually exposing your photo or ‘overexposing’ the photo. This can be done on any camera, even on your phone!