Around these parts, we are lucky if it snows every 5 to 10 years. When it does, we like to get out and experience it. Although I was working and watching out my window, I took a little time to document the phenomenon with my camera.
Your home looks a lot different than normal, so I would recommend taking photos of your property. Of course take some with your family, too.
I like to look for the small details. The things that will not be there the next day when the snow melts.
A couple of tips for those of you using a real camera.
1. Over expose your images a bit. Your camera will want to underexpose when it sees all that white.
2. Try to focus on something with contrast. Most cameras will have trouble auto focusing on a blanket of snow. If it's a real problem, switch to manual.
3. Batteries will die faster in the cold. Have an extra when shooting in frigid temperatures. If moving between shoots, take the battery out of the camera and keep it in your pocket close to your body to keep it warm.
I hope these tips come in handy the next time you are in a snow storm. Happy Shooting!