Tips on Editing Winter Images to Perfection
Winter photography needs special skills, the same as winter image editing. In this article, I cover tips that make your winter image editing a breeze.
What Makes Winter Image Editing Different?
Four elements make winter photos different:
1- Bright Reflection from the Ice and Snow, which usually results in under-exposed images.
2- Winter Dim Light, which forces you to use a higher ISO, which can result in grainy (Noisy) pictures.
3- Directional Sun can cause harsh highlights and shadows.
4- White Balance is usually incorrect, turning the white snow to pink (magenta) or blue (cyan).
I edited a typical winter shot, and you can see the steps in the following photos:
a) This is the original photo. Notice the Cyan colour cast on the snow:
b) By adjusting the exposure, I made the snow white:
Winter Image Editing
c) Next, I adjusted the White Balance:
d) I added Texture, Clarity and Dehaze to finish the global adjustment.
e) I used the Mask to select the subject and made all necessary adjustments:
And here is the final image.
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