Snow Covered Landscapes... Suggestions?

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  1. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    I'm looking to photograph some landscapes this winter and in the past I was unsatisfied with the results. I was wondering if anybody had some tips or tricks or suggestions?
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    First of all tell me why you were unsatisfied with the results. What were you tying to do? And what didn't you like about what you got?
    We need to start somewhere.
     
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    Did they come out too gray? Most meters try to make everything 18% gray, so if you're shooting mostly white, it will overexpose it, trying to make it gray. You probably need to underexpose a stop or two from what it is telling you. Hopefully I remembered this right. :p
     
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    Id say either
    Use a warmup (81A or C...which ever gives the bigger effect)

    For snow, use a Blue filter and unerexpose a few stops.
     
  5. ksmattfish

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

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    You need to over expose. :D Turn snow from gray to white by adding exposure. Turn dark subject matter from gray to black by under exposing (assuming you are metering off the dark subject matter).
     
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    Damnit! I am exposure dyslexic :|

    I think I tend to think in terms of making prints, so then I forget to flip it. Or something. :|
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I think that's called 'exlexia' :wink:
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Just think of your subject as middle gray, and then what do you need to do to get it brighter (add light) or darker (subtract light).

    :D
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    Basically they come out flat, with little definition and a bit too blue.
     

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