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Snow photography Pt. 4

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In snow photography parts 1,2 and 3 we looked at exposure, lighting and details - now lets look for the unusual. An image which is slightly out of the ordinary will always be eye catching so it's not just for snow - you should be doing this with all your photography.

When we shot these videos the snow had come early and there were still autumn leaves on the trees. Something very rare in the south of the UK.

So by looking for details like we did in snow photography 3 but this time add in the unusual element of snow and autumn colour for a more interesting image. All the same rules of exposure and composition apply and because of the monochromatic nature of a snow covered landscape the autumn colours make for eye catching photos.

And when it's time to go inside and warm up - remember to let your camera warm up slowly before you take it out of the bag in a humid environment - like a cafe.

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commasopencommascloseFrom being influenced by other people's preferences and styles, I am now happy to "do my own thing" and take photos that I like, rather than what I think others will like. I have proved in the past that my style is not what the majority of folk like, but now I can gladly say "tough, I like it". I'm also more content to experiment with exposure, focus, composition etc.

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