Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by kemplefan, Feb 12, 2006.
any tips, reflection a problem, how to protect camera
we have over a foot of snow
Assuming B&W film, meter carefully and be sure not to overexpose. If in doubt, bracket.
Zip lock bags are good protection. You can manipulate the rig through the bag with just the lens peeking out.
Brightly lit snow is about 1.5 - 2 stops brighter than 18% (medium) gray which is what your hand-held or built in camera meter expects to see. Therefore, when metering a scene with large expanses of snow the meter (which doesn't know the difference between water, grass or snow) simply exposes it as medium gray. Ruined shot.
Overexpose the snow by 1.5-2 stops, but if you want to still show some texture in it, keep it to 1-1.5 stops above.
ok any tips on protecting my camera it is a d50
i used a plastic bag wiht a hole for the lense, and it worked greatt
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