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5 tips for great snow shots


In many parts of the country, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so photographers with a penchant for the great outdoors will be searching out those perfect snowy scenes to capture with the camera.

James Maher at Digital Photography School has five unusual tips for turning a prosaic shot into one that captures the fleeting essence of the season to pack in your bag of tricks this winter.

1. Use a Reverse, ‘White’ Vignette.

The purpose of a vignette is to keep the eyes from falling off the edge of an image and to lead the eyes back to the center of it. With the amount of white and grey in snow photos, you generally can’t use a traditional dark vignette, since it will be too obvious and look out of place.

So use a white one! White vignettes can add a magical quality to snow photographs and can further enhance the middle-of-the-storm effect. Adobe Lightroom is the tool I use to add my vignettes and it works well…

Full story at Digital Photography School.

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