Snowflakes are one of a kind, beautiful, and there has always been something wonderful about crunching along the fresh new snow in the winter. However, snow can be a drag when trying to capture a landscape.

On a recent snowy trip, I found my digital camera's auto settings using flash and 400 ISO, which left white blotches all over my shots during snow fall. Fortunately, after a combination of trial, error and a recommendation from another photographer, I found that a quick fix is to turn off the flash, use a higher ISO (800 or 1600) and a faster shutter speed. While I had slightly lighter blacks, my results were far better than the white blotches.

Written by Devin Galaudet

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