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Here in this blog post, I am going to share the best tips for shooting SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY.

But snow photography is not an easy thing, you need to prepare yourself for it.

People are living in hill areas, are knowing the excitement of looking at the first snowflake in winters

during snowfall.

In hill areas everything turns white, we see the world in a new look completely.

1.Use Manual or Aperture Priority Mode for shooting snow photography

Manual Mode gives you the freedom to control all settings of cameras you want for shooting snow photography.

Snow photography is not easy. You need to capture most of your shoots by setting

the manual mode which allows the setting you want.

But if you want to control any aperture and you want the camera set ISO and shutter speed for you.

you need to choose Aperture Priority Mode, which still giving you control over the camera.

But you need to concentrate on which type of depth of field you want.

2.Shooting for snow photography Shoot in Raw Format

You need to shoot in RAW Format because the white snow makes the whole part of the image more bright and


Raw Format is an uncompressed and lossless format, which gives us the most detailed images.

It helps us in post-processing of the image easy and allows us to play with details of images.


3.Rely on camera Histogram for shooting snow photography

The LCD of a camera is a tiny screen that is not capable to show you accurate colors and details of the image.

So you need to learn histogram readings. The histogram helps us to know scientifically exposing images and correct exposure settings.

The histogram also helps us to see the tone’s Dynamic range and helping in overexposing or underexposing images.

4.Make sure to set up the right white balance for shooting snow photography

you need to set white balance manually. When snow is not reflecting by the sunlight and reflect by the blue sky

so, it has a blueish tone.

Manually setting white balance is a tricky technique.


5.Use lens Hood and Polarising filter to stop reflections of snow

In sunny weather, snow reflects a lot of light and unwanted reflections or blurs in images.

The lens hood is a basic camera gear that we do not always use, but for shooting snow photography we need to use a lens hood.

Because it also stops entering random reflections in the camera.

Polarising Filter is also a problem-solving solution for stoping reflections and flares from entering the camera.

It also helps us to get the dark bright surface.

6.Wake Up Early in the morning to capturing magical sunrises in snowing weather

In this step, I want to tell you that you need to wake up early in the morning for capturing awesome sunny magical moments on your camera.

get up early and find the spot where you won’t shoot. And wait till the first ray of the Sun coming in the earth.

you need to follow the weather forecast before going on a shooting snow photography.

In the morning snow reflects the surreal lights with the sunlight and sparkling. Morning is a golden hour of capturing magical moments that never the last long whole day.


7.Acclimatised your camera to avoid damaging it during the shooting in the snow

In this step, I am telling you that before going to a cold place from a warm place, you need to acclimatize your camera to avoid damaging it before the switch from a warm place to a cold place for shooting snow photography.

To avoid damaging your camera, you need to acclimatize your camera gear slowly.

Switching from cold weather to warm weather keeps your camera carry in a zip lock bag pack.

Switching from cold to warm place with a camera the moist getting in your camera lens.

It can cause your camera lens with lens fungus, which is very difficult to deal with than acclimatization.


8.Buy a Rain Cover To protect Your Camera Before Going on shooting snow photography

In this step the focus on buying a rain cover for your camera gear before going on shooting snow photography.

The camera is all we need to care about most during a shoot in wet weather. That’s why I am recommending you using a rain cover for shooting snow photography.

Rain is not different from snow and snow is also is water like rain in a different form. When snow is getting your camera, it is also soaking like rain your camera.


9.Get Microfiber clothes and extra batteries in stock for shooting snow photography

In cold weather moist can get on and into your camera, so you need to have microfiber cloths.

In that situation, you can clean your camera with microfiber clothe. Why I am recommending you microfiber clothe because it does not scratch your camera so you can use it.

And the cold weather is also can cause your camera batteries, which means that it makes batteries discharge faster. So get extra batteries in your pocket during going on a shoot.

So always keep your camera batteries close to your body to keep it warm.

10.Dont let the weather stop you from going to shoot

Here in this step, I am giving you basic snow photography tips to prepare yourself for the weather.

I know that you seem or it sounds silly, but it is necessary to prepare yourself for the weather.

When the cold weather hits our body, we like to stay in our room and enjoying warm temperatures. So never let the weather stop you for the shoot.

In some regions or places, snow weather is rare or short term, it gives a unique look of the world. Snowing photographic images are so beautiful and rare than other kinds of photography and images.

Before going on shooting for snow photography you need to wear some layers of clothes to stay warm in cold. You also need to wear gloves on your hands, so can easily press camera buttons.

Snowing is really so beautiful and shiny which is create flares and reflection in sunny weather which can cause you to snow blind so you need to wear sunglasses to prevent it.



Snow photography is not easy to capture subjects.

Make yourself and your camera to prepare for shooting according to weather.

Always carry your camera bag during shoots.

I hope all tips on snow photography can help you with your preparation for shooting snow photography.


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