Discover how to take wonderful wintertime photos by using correct camera settings and these tips and tricks for snowy fun.

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Set your white balance 

When your camera “sees” snow, its bright white colour can throw off the white balance. The results will be a photo that looks too dark or bluish in tone. Some cameras have a snow shooting mode, to compensate for snow and lighting conditions.

For those without, use your camera’s manual controls to adjust white balance until the snow’s colour is accurate. Watch your camera’s screen adjust until the snow looks white.

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iPhoneography

iPhone newbies, we got you! We know that a new smartphone can be intimidating (all those apps!) and hard to navigate in the beginning. No fear, we’ve all been there. If you’re a rookie iPhone user (or iPad newbie – a lot of functions overlap), these tried and true photo tips will put you on the path to pro-status in no time.

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If you are like me, at some point you will of had an old brown leather suitcase under the bed, full of old photos. I decided that it was a shame to leave the all of those photos under the bed, however I also didn’t want framed photos all over the house. I decided to create a photo book to treasure those family memories.

Snapfish produce fabulous photo books, I have used them in the past to create wonderful summer holiday photo books, and wondered if I could do the same with these old photos. I decided to scan them in (but you could also photograph them) and although this took a while, the results were far better than I had expected.

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I love painting and wanted to do something different with my artwork. I’ve used Snapfish before for photo printing and have always been delighted with the results and thought I would try creating some photo gifts using a photo of my flower drawing.

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By Snapfish blogger, Greg Baines

Photo acrylics

We’ve just moved into a new house and updated the bathroom. Thinking about the decoration took ages but we finally decided on some tiles and a pale colour scheme. Then we started thinking about colour. We didn’t want a garish Avocado Green bathroom of our childhood, but did want to lift the stark white somehow.

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