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  1. zio

    zio TPF Noob!

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    so i live in the valley of virginia and we've gotten quite a bit of snow today...making for some great shots or so it seems....what tips do you all have for shooting in the snow?

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

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    Pay attention to what you are metering. If you use the settings recommended by a light meter when metering off snow, you will be 2 or 3 stops underexposed.
     
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    Yes, thats true, and that´s because the meter only "sees" greys, and all the white of the snow will be taken as a grey... so lie your "camera" and tell her to overexposure the snow landscape. You´ll got a whiter and inmaculate snow! :lol:
     
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    you could also meter the sky :wink:
     
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    I tend to bracket a lot when shooting with snow. I always start one or two stops over and bracket from there.
     
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    zio TPF Noob!

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    i wish i could get out there and try what yall said but unfortunately it looks like the weather is going to worsen here shortly.

    doxx, i checked out your site...great pics! i'm a huge fan of street photography.
     
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    Hey Doxx my Palm Pilot is still for sale, you interested? :p
     

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