Snow photography

10 years 2 weeks ago #136133 by anaariasillanes
Hi everyone! I wasn't sure if this was the right place to post my question, but I'll give it a try.
This weekend we went skiing with my husband and some friends, and it was my first experience in the snow as a beginner photographer.
It was definitely not a good one, all my pics are underexposed and the snow just doesn't look white.
Do you have any tips for this situations?

I'll post one of the pictures I disliked less, so that you can see what I'm talking about!


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10 years 2 weeks ago #136135 by McBeth Photography
Here's a nice explanation for exposure compensation.

www.photosbypdemott.com/tag/better-snow-pictures/

It is what it is.

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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #136140 by MLKstudios
In general, when the scene is mostly white, you need to add to the EV (Exposure Value). Set the exposure compensation to EV +1.0.

The camera meter is based on a "middle gray" standard. For things lighter than a middle tone, we must add EV to it, and darker, we subtract.

My first thought, when I read the topic, went this direction...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Bentley

Matthew :)

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