Say No to Blue Snow

Blog Entry: December 24, 2010
Zach Schierl
Previously titled: Don't Have a "Blue" Christmas

You may have encountered this before: it's winter and snow has descended upon the landscape. You are out taking some pictures of trees draped in a blanket of freshly fallen snow, or perhaps you are taking some shots of the kids sledding and building snowmen. Whatever the subject, you become distraught later when you review your pictures only to find that they all look as if you had a piece of blue Saran Wrap© over your lens the whole time. This is a common problem when shooting digital in the snow. It has to do with something called "white balance."


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