shooting in the snow

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  1. skatephoto

    skatephoto TPF Noob!

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    Hey. I have a question about shooting in the snow. I am going out west on a snowboard trip in a few days and i want to take my camera and get some sick shots. I was worrying about overexposure or underexposure due to the bright snow. Does any one have any tips for getting the best shot.
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    The one thing I notice is to watch where the sun is in your shots. if you got a low shot with a smooth or untouched area of snow the sun light will bounce or highlight that area more then the other areas in your photos. I usually prefer to shoot when it is cloudly but I have to watch the white balance when I do that.
     
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    Your camera meters for middle gray. In scenes with a lot of white snow your meter will give a recommendation that will turn the snow middle gray. Over expose a stop or two to get the snow on the light side of middle gray.
     
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    i shot a few yestereday in the snow with my sunpack flash and used fuji 100 from walmart, came out great, make sure you set the flash ,it's makes all the diffenrence.
     
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    The good stuff here has already been mentioned. Watch the white balance and the sun.

    With my camera I usually set the snow as white since it is digital to ensure it does not come out grey.
     

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