Shooting in Snow

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Time to Get Moving, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Time to Get Moving

    Time to Get Moving TPF Noob!

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    Any tips? I am going to be shooting in B&W, but I wanted to know if any filters would be of any use, I will probably pick up a polarizing filter, but I might take it off for a few shots.
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  2. SLOShooter

    SLOShooter TPF Noob!

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    Polarizer sounds good. Your gonna be dealing with reflected light so that will really help cut down on the glare and that burnt out look that a lot of snow shots have.
     
  3. photobug

    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Overexpose by 1.5 to 2 stops or your snow will be a featureless mass of white.
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    If you meter off the snow (white), the recommended exposure would make the snow gray. Light meters give the exposure needed to get middle gray. You over expose by a stop or two to brighten the tones you are metering.
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Grrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy! Not white. Hehe... I really need to quit watching TV when I reply to posts. :(
     
  6. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    and get hight iso... then it will catch all the falling snow really well :) (800+)
     

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