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Long exposure snow takes..

Pteranadon

Always on
Premium Member
No snow here...yet!
But..if you were to shoot, say early and taking long exposures, would you still raise the exposure (ev)?
Not speaking of falling snow....but what is on the ground..
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Premium Member
Sunny 16 rule if you have decent light. It's not hard to get white snow but settings mean nothing until you actually are shooting in the conditions.
 

Pteranadon

Always on
Premium Member
Yes so that the snow appears white as opposed to grey. Do a test shot then check Histogram.
Shoot in RAW and bracket a few stops each way and you're covered
Sunny 16 rule if you have decent light. It's not hard to get white snow but settings mean nothing until you actually are shooting in the conditions.
Thanks everyone- I see everyone's answers are all going to help.
Appreciate the responses.
 

Ozzie_Traveller

Old Hand
Premium Member
G'day Marc

Snow - is that the funny white stuff we see on Christmas cards as shown on the roof of old cottages and dripping off pine trees?
Hmmm - something we don't get to see Downunder unless we're up in the local "alps"

However, the extreme whiteness of the stuff seems similar to the whiteness from overcast days - whereby when I meet it I tweak the meter to +2/3EV to +1,5EV depending on a) experience from previous shooting, or b) to centre the histogram in the EVF before pressing the button

So - you never know when the time will come to tweak the EV+/- button :)
Phil
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
G'day Marc

Snow - is that the funny white stuff we see on Christmas cards as shown on the roof of old cottages and dripping off pine trees?
Hmmm - something we don't get to see Downunder unless we're up in the local "alps"
For you it is the same settings as a sunny day at the beach :)
 
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