Andy R wrote:
Meter off the snow and add 2 stops for a starting point. Check the histogram and take the exposure as far to the right as possible without "blowing" the snow.
andy is spot on there.
I took my slr out for a bit of fun in the snow the other day for the first time. I only do manual exposure now (adds to the fun) and i must admit it was tricky but the great thing about digital is you can take a few and adjust from there.
daj - if you look in the manual that came with the camera, it'll talk to you about exposure compensation
. This means when you take a show in automatic, it'll shift its exposure one way or another, and either underexpose or overexpose on your say so.
With the snow you need to overexpose from what the meter thinks.