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Filters for Winter Photography

Now that you've gotten your winter snow photos exposed properly, you might be wondering why they always look blue. That's because snow reflects a lot of ultraviolet (UV) light which appears blue to film. Sometimes the blue color is desireable, but other times it can be excessive. To reduce the blue color, we need to use filters. There is a UV filter on the market, but it is not very effective. In my experience, the best filter for the job is a Wratten 81A (warming filter). If you want to add even more warmth to the scene, try an 81B.

See also, Tip #3 - The Color of Light

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