It’s been a wild winter – weather-wise – with lots of opportunities to catch some cool snow photos. For you shooters out there, don’t forget that your camera’s built-in meter “thinks” that most scenes should have a mix of light and dark tones. On a basic level, it tries to make everything 18% gray (middle gray). So when it “sees” a snow scene, it says “wow, that’s a really bright gray! I better make it darker…”, and what you get is an underexposed photo. To fix this common problem, just use the exposure compensation control on your camera and give it about 1 to 1.5 stops additional exposure. Voilá! White snow.