White Sands National Monument   //   Location   //   How to Get Here   //   What to Do at the Sands   //   Maps

Geology   //   Military   //   NASA   //   Spaceport America   //   Hot Air Balloon Invitational   //   Events   //   Photo Gallery

Home // How to Photograph White Sands

 


How to Photograph White Sands

White Sands, New Mexico
White Sands, New Mexico

Photo: Tory Davis


How to photograph White Sands without having the picture coming out gray?

THE TROUBLE

As is the case when taking a picture of snow landscapes, the camera is "blinded" by the light and underexposes your White Sands picture, rendering it gray.




WHAT TO DO?

You will have to overwrite your light meter. Look at your brightness correct buttons and crank it up +1 or +2.

Instead, you could also lock your camera on a gray object.

Here is a tip from Professional Secrets of Nature Photography - Essential Techniques for Photographing Outdoors, by Judy Holmes.

How to Photograph White Sands
Check Your Light Meter if You Want to Have White Sands, not Gray Sands

 

And if you're in the mood, you can buy Judy's book now:

 


 

To the best of our knowledge all information is current. If you should discover any errors, however, please let us know via mail[at]white-sands-new-mexico.com. Thanks!

 

 

Menu


White Sands National Monument New Mexico

VISIT WHITE SANDS
Where is White Sands located?   ::   How to get there?    ::   Where to stay?   ::   What to do at the Sands?  
What else to do in the area?   ::   Nightlife   ::   Filming a Movie?   ::   Weather at the Sands
  ::   How to Photograph White Sands?

ADDITIONAL INFO
General info   ::   Geological info   ::   Info on the dunes   ::   About Gypsum   ::   History of the Monument
Lake Lucero   ::   Military   ::   NASA    ::   Spaceport America    ::   Tularosa Basin    ::   Alamogordo
Otero County    ::   Doņa Ana County   ::   New Mexico   ::   Chihuahuan Desert
Hunting and Fishing in New Mexico    ::   UNESCO World Heritage Site   ::   Hot Air Balloon Festival

Visitor's Guide   ::   About Us   ::   Support   ::   Downloads   ::   Maps   ::   Events   ::   News
Photo Gallery    ::   Submit Your Photo   ::   Featured Content

 

© 2017 Emerson Kent. All rights reserved.
Contact Us