People don’t like snow because it disrupts traffic, cuts off remote villages from the outside world, causes accidents and many more problems. But for us photographers, it’s a blessing. Suddenly familiar places are transformed. I like to photograph in the city and it’s also nice to go into the countryside.
When photographing snow, it can improve the picture to make picture lighter using the exposure compensation control. This is because cameras expect an average scene. When they are presented with very light, snowy scene, they tend to make the image darker than it should be.
Snow should be white but it often appears as shade of grey. So adjusting exposure compensation by plus one or plus two can make the snow white again.
The only other advice I have is… be careful not to slip! As David Bailey once advised me, photographers should always wear a good pair of shoes!