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Capturing snow can be tricky. You need to keep in mind that if you have a lot of white in your photo, it can turn to a muddy gray when the camera captures it. Another thing to consider is how to show snow when it's simply falling from the sky ever so lightly.


Changing your camera to shutter priority, and focusing on a slower shutter speed, will enable you to capture the snow flakes as they move through the air resulting in a photo that truly captures the snowy essence of the day.


Brandon Remler recently did just that in New York City. While NYC didn't get the record snowfall that was predicted, he wanted to capture a snowy scene. 


NYC Library in Snow Photos


He was able to catch this moment with a slow shutter speed making it look a little softer and more winter-like. By shooting in black and white, instead of color, the scene feels as though it could have been shot many, many years ago. The parked cars have detail, but the moving cars blur accross the street and add some interest and life to the photo.


With all of the winter that has affected the country this year, share a photo with us on the Take Great Pictures facebook page show us how you are photographing the snow in your area.

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