Photography 101: It’s That Time of Year Again

Check out another great post in Stephen Dennstedt’s Photography 101 series from his blog.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

I’ve trekked Romania for two months now and winter has finally arrived. And with it the season’s first snowfall—snow is beautiful but potentially challenging for a new photographer. I’m including a short video with a few helpful tips—Gavin Hoey isn’t the most inspirational of speakers but he appears to know his stuff.

My personal suggestion is to always shoot CameraRAW files for maximum post-processing flexibility. If you’re still shooting JPEG files this might be a good time to up your game. Remember your camera exposes for neutral grey so it’s advisable to increase your exposure compensation by +1 to +1½ stops.

For beginners this is counterintuitive—with all the bright white snow in the scene it’s tempting for the newer photographer to underexpose their shots by -1 to -1½ stops. This is incorrect. Don’t do it. If you want to know more about why search Google for more…

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