Snow should always be white and the sky blue

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Camera sensors also reach their limits at some point. Of course they always try to get the best out of it, but it doesn't always work out to 100%. The problem is that the snow is just too white. So the sensor reacts and makes it grey. But nobody wants grey snow.

There are two alternatives: In automatic mode turn the camera (mobile phone) in a direction where it is not so bright and save this exposure or switch to manual mode, turn the camera, back to snow and release! The same happens with the sky. Often you have to decide what to expose correctly: Either the sky or the mountains. Also in this case, you have to find a compromise in exposure where both look good. And then again the same thing: Either exposure lock or M mode. Afterwards on the PC you have enough leeway to correct lights and white on one side and shadows and black on the other side so that the picture looks perfect.

Meanwhile, these functions are also mastered by many modern smartphones, if someone wants to do image editing directly on the mobile phone. Night, sunrise and sunset are high-end situations that need to be mastered. It is worthwhile in any case - if the camera supports it - to RAW to take pictures and to get the maximum amount of leeway in image processing!

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