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Snow Photos-How to shoot so the snow is white!

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Nansaidh
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Message posted at 12/14/2013, 19:49:58 PM by Nansaidh
New article posted: Snow Photos-How to shoot so the snow is white!
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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 12/15/2013, 01:26:04 AM by Mudplucker
Nice helpful tip, thank you ! Lovely photos also !
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Davidwatmough
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Message posted at 12/15/2013, 07:28:26 AM by Davidwatmough
Easier just to bracket heavily and check and recheck........ throw away images with under or over exposure. Your images are excellent. David.
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Gmargittai
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Message posted at 12/15/2013, 19:18:58 PM by Gmargittai
Beautiful images. Your system must be working. When I take pictures of this type I put the camera in face recognition mode and the camera is smart enough to read the light only from the recognized face and nothing else. This works if the background is a black tunnel or brilliant snow. But you are right, one should a bit overexpose because snow pictures should be generally whiter than others, even the face itself. The most important thing is NOT to leave the camera on matrix metering mode which will average the image and expose for grey.


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Jdanne
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Message posted at 12/16/2013, 12:46:38 PM by Jdanne
Nice photos and thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge!
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Laqhill
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Message posted at 12/16/2013, 12:50:26 PM by Laqhill
Great article. I find it very helpful,
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Cammeraydave
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Message posted at 12/16/2013, 15:28:20 PM by Cammeraydave
Nice !
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Maocheng
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 02:27:25 AM by Maocheng
very useful , thank you
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Maocheng
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 02:30:03 AM by Maocheng
I think the girl is your daughter, she is so beautiful
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Yelo34
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 05:35:03 AM by Yelo34
Different way to do it, very interesting! Thanks
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Lenutaidi
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 07:35:36 AM by Lenutaidi
Well done! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful images!


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FabioConcetta
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 13:52:10 PM by FabioConcetta
Thanks for sharing, very useful blog!!!
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Message posted at 12/17/2013, 14:00:29 PM by Robinstockphotos
Good one, saves port processing time!

Some more if anyone needs this:
The camera would always expose the selected area (spot, scene, whatever) to (18% grey + minimum highlights and no shadows)
So if your image is mostly white, use + EV values.
If your image is mostly black, you may need to use - EV to prevent overexposing blacks. :)

Canon users, turn HTP on all the time to ensure better details in highlights and to get a better dynamic range.
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Egomezta
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Message posted at 12/19/2013, 17:31:07 PM by Egomezta
Thanks for sharing, great images.
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Karayuschij
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Message posted at 12/20/2013, 12:10:21 PM by Karayuschij
Using histograms and exposing manually to the right is very helpful too (in most of the situations)
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Osmar01
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Message posted at 12/26/2013, 23:30:36 PM by Osmar01
Thanks for the info and sharing.
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Gellerpa
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Message posted at 01/08/2014, 13:49:18 PM by Gellerpa
Thanks for the sharing. I use overexposure (usually +23) when I shoot subjects on isolated white background in light cube.


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