Shooting in the Snow

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Saddlebreds4me, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    So we got another foot or so of snow last night...so I took the Basset Hounds out for a very quick romp in the snow this morning.

    I wanted to ask you guys about shooting in the snow. Yesterday at Nikon school the instructor was speaking to overexposure when shooting in the snow so that your subject wouldn't get lost in the shadows...and then in PP bringing the snow up in contrast to make it work.

    Is this correct and can you give me some C & C on this photo? I'm finding it difficult (maybe my eyes are just bad) to discern what is the proper exposure in the snow.

    [​IMG]

    And yes, for those wondering, said Basset Hound is the suspect in the SB800 Speedlight debacle of last night - ;)

    Thank you!
     
  2. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Image looks soft and under exposed to me. I havent been out with the camera in days maybe I will take the dogs out and see what I can get considering we just got some snow yesterday although not as much as you did lol.
     
  3. Amber_Cullen

    Amber_Cullen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    First of all, you're from NH? Me too! Very cool :)

    Also I think your instructor is right, your pic looks a little dark so if you play around a bit with the color curves it'll give it a brighter look
     
  4. Captain IK

    Captain IK TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Windsor, ON. Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    For myself, shooting in snow I overexpose at least one stop...sometimes two depending on how much of the frame is snow.
     
  5. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, thanks everyone! I will go back into Lightroom and play with it some more - I thought it too was underexposed but like I said, I have a hard time with accuracy in the snow - plus my dog is a lemon and white hound which throws me off (color wise even more).

    Amber - yes I'm from New Hampshire! How cool! I've meet some of the MA people on here, but no one from NH. Nice to meet you!
     
  6. hankejp

    hankejp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wausau, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Love the Basset Hound. I used to have one as a kid. Funny dogs.
     
  7. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks - they really need to come with warning labels though...I've been a Basset slave since 2000. You must have a great sense of humor! I will say they do make me laugh everyday.

    And not to leave my boy dog out...here he is with his "sister" - he cannot stand his photo to be taken - the look on his face is absolutely "get me out of here, I hate my photo taken". I rarely can get good shots of him (he's the reason I have my telephoto because in order to shoot him, he can't know it...lol :lol:)


    [​IMG]
     
  8. Amber_Cullen

    Amber_Cullen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My dog Kado is the same way, he refuses to look at me, drives me insane haha. But I'm with you, I was a afraid to edit pics that I took out in the snow last year, but they came out so much better after I did.

    BTW what part of NH are you in? I'm up North, near the lakes
     
  9. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am right outside of Manchester - but will be moving to Cambridge, MA in the next few months! I can't wait! I did my undergraduate work 100 years ago in Boston and always wanted to go back...now I am!
     
  10. Amber_Cullen

    Amber_Cullen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Cool! My mom lives right out of Manchester, I went to High School there. Good luck in Mass! I got family there too haha, Cambridge is a nice area
     
  11. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks very much! I'm so so so so looking forward to it!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
d700 shooting in snow
,
how to shoot snow at night
,
how to shoot snow photos with d700
,
nikon d700 shooting in the snow
,
nikon ds3200 and shooting snow
,
photographing in the snow with a nikon d700
,
shoot snow at night
,

shooting snow at night

,
shotting in snow nikon
,
what setting for snow on nikon d 700