Snow settings in the Summer? You may need them in Greece!!!

posted on 24th of june, 2010

Many of us know how tricky it is to photograph snow on sunny days. The bright light and the pure white of the snow can easily through your camera’s auto exposure functions off. Believe it or not, you will be facing the same problem if you happen to be visiting one of the Greek islands in the Cyclades, such as Santorini, Ios, Mykonos etc. The pure white of the traditional

Cycladic homes under the bright Greek summer sun will be causing your camera the same problems as winter snow!!!

If you happen to be visiting the Greek island this summer, here are some tips to be able to capture the pure white colors of these gorgeous homes:

•Try to use a slower ISO speed
•Drop exposure by 1 to 2 stops to avoid the homes showing gray instead of white
•Try bracketing! (almost a must)
•Pay attention to your white balance.

Hope this helps and hope to see you at our beautiful islands this summer.

Comments (12)

Posted by Digitalexpressionimages on June 29, 2010
Good luck. I hope you post the results.
Posted by Preckas on June 28, 2010
Wowbagger - I have never tried it with a neutral density filter. I only have a graduated neutral density filter for landscapes. I will try it this summer if we ever get to see summer weather this year! :)
Posted by Miele on June 28, 2010
Very interesting post, and beautiful images. Greece is a great place to make beautiful images but... with the correct tips ;-)
Posted by Digitalexpressionimages on June 27, 2010
If you're using a DSLR a neutral density filter will also help get control of the bright whites and allow your auto exposure to get a handle on the scene.
Posted by smartview27 on June 26, 2010
great photos!
Posted by Melonstone on June 25, 2010
Great shot of the gate, red flowers, blue sky, and white buildings. I haven't been to Santorini or Ios since 1983 but have always wanted to return - fingers crossed for a visit during a late summer/early autumn holiday when your tips will be useful.
Posted by Rosedarc on June 25, 2010
I learnt a couple of things today thanks to your blog, thanks!
Posted by Mythja on June 24, 2010
beautiful images. especially the one with the flowers. i love it.
Posted by Thanatonautii on June 24, 2010
Beautiful white and beautiful country! Congrats for your pictures and thank you for information!
Posted by Joe1971 on June 24, 2010
It is very beautiful!
Posted by Mstycoon on June 24, 2010
Thank you for the tips.
Posted by Frantab01 on June 24, 2010
won't be fortunate enough to visit Greece this summer, maybe one day but thanks for the tips :)

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