snow shots?

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  1. brendatn

    brendatn TPF Noob!

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    I am trying to learn shutter speeds and read and retain what I learn. But it is slow going. I have a new Sony Alpha 300. We have snow on the the ground in Tennessee about once a year and it was last night. What settings would I use to for the white background. If I try early light would it be a different setting?
    I have the bought the Gary Friedman e book and it is helping so much, but I was hoping to find a forum to throw out a few questions. Thanks
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Most Auto/Program mode's will not handle a primarily snow scene properly.

    Use exposure compensation and add +1.5 to +2 stops.
    This will force the camera to over expose the scene metered by the camera, as the reflective meter will try to darken the scene.

    or shoot manual and do it yourself.
     

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