I’ve been seeing lots of happy snaps on social media over the Christmas period and though it was worth providing a top tip.

People seem to take photographs of groups with a window behind and the result is an underexposed grainy image with poor contrast and little detail.

Best solution is to move so the light is from the side or if you have to have the window behind then “force” your camera (or phone) to flash. That way your camera will be able to overpower the light from the window and provide you with a properly exposed image worthy of posting on social media. The problem comes about because the metering system in your camera tries to evaluate the whole scene and the high light level from the window confuses it.

Happy Snapping.