Know Your Environment

Wild Deer In the Colorado Great Outdoors. Mule Deer Buck Feeding in a Snow Storm

 

More deer action from RMA during yesterday’s snow storm.

As a former wedding photographer, I learned about the problems of photographing lots of white in a scene.

The camera meters the white (wedding dress, or in this case snow) as being neutral and will tend to underexpose the image. In severe cases, upwards of 1.5 stops.

Knowing I was going to be taking photos with a lot of snow in them, I set an exposure compensation of +1 stop, and it was still not quite enough for this scene.

Know your environment.