Snow is so romantic, I think many people want to leave a memorial.
I will teach you today, how to use your mobile phone to take a good snow scene.
1. Choose the Right Time
Thousands of miles of ice, thousands of miles of snow, the vast white world.
To get a more layered and aesthetically pleasing picture of the snow scene, we can choose a sunny morning;
Or shooting in the evening, when the sun goes down and the lights go up, to use the light to better render the atmosphere.
2. Increase Exposure
If we’re shooting on a cloudy day, we’re often faced with this situation:
First, the snow scene shot on a cloudy day is generally dark
Second, the snow scene on a cloudy day may be Bluer.
This is because white snow on the
High brightness, low contrast, high reflectivity, lack of gradation and monotonous color.
As a result, the snow scene captured by the mobile phone has some differences from the real scene seen by the human eye.
In the face of this situation, we can increase the exposure when shooting.
The specific operation is to push the little sun in the focus frame slightly up, the photo will become brighter, and the snow scene will not be gray.
3. Correct White Balance
For the blue screen, we only need to take more attention to the mobile phone screen when shooting snow scenes.
If the phone’s screen appears bluish when viewing the shot, we can usually resolve the white balance issue by removing the phone first and then returning it.
Or we can take a blank sheet of paper and use the mobile phone camera to customize the white balance function before setting the snow
4. Add Colors to the Picture
Monotonous pure white has been seen for a long time, which is easy to cause visual fatigue.
At this time, you can add some bright colors to the picture to set off the snow scene, and it is more eye-catching.
For example, you can add a red contrast to the snow scene, which will make the picture more vivid.
Or holding a colorful umbrella, embellish the screen. Does that put you in a better position than many of the snow photos?
5. Guide Line Composition
In terms of composition, it is recommended to use guide line composition.Use “lines” to guide the viewer’s gaze and bring it to the focus of the picture.
Such as roads, rivers, fences
Even the footprints can be used as guide lines.
6. Adding the Foreground
Many people only know how to shoot snow when shooting snow scenes,
which led to the screen is very empty, no aesthetic feeling.
So, when shooting, we can add things like branches to the foreground of the scene, so that it looks like it has a front-to-back layering and depth.
7. Adjust Shutter Speed
If we happen to see a snowflake flying, we can shoot snowflakes by adjusting the shutter speed.
If we want to show the effect of snowflakes flying, we can slow down the shutter speed, about 1 / 60-1 / 125 second, you can shoot a filigree snowflake;
And when we adjust the shutter speed fast, such as 1 / 2000 seconds, we can shoot a spotted snowflake;
Of course, the shape of the snow is also related to the wind speed.The shutter speed can be flexibly adjusted on the spot.
8. Partial Close-up
What we said above is basically the snow shooting skills of the distant view. In fact, we can also show the beauty of the snow through some close-up shots.
Especially the close-up of some plants, more beautiful under the white snow.
If your phone is a dual-camera phone, you can choose a large aperture or portrait mode for a better depth of field effect.
9. Minimalist Photography
Finally, snowing is a good time to shoot minimalist styles.
A large area of white snow makes it easy to take pictures with whitening effect.
It is worth noting that even if you are shooting minimal photography, you should pay attention to the visual focus of the picture. Otherwise, there is no meaning if there is no minimality of the subject.