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Shoot in the Snow

 
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Dec 20, 2010 18:54 |  #1

Tomorrow my friend will be stopping by my house to do some photos in the snow in my yard. It's going to be fun, but I honestly am a little lost when it comes to the idea department and setting the shots up. Could anyone recommend some example photos to look through to get the creative juices flowing? I am having no luck with searching through Google or Flickr for some inspiration. :(


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Dec 07, 2013 02:51 |  #2

I should probably give more technical advice but sometimes simple is even better. Have fun with it, relax and everyone will be comfortable around you and the camera and have a blast and I bet you will come out with great shots.:cool:




  
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Dec 09, 2013 10:17 |  #3

Do you know how to use the meter properly? If there's a lot of snow in the frame, and you use any of the automatic modes, the camera is going to want to underexpose unless you tell it otherwise. If you're using Av or Tv, give it maybe +1EC if there's a lot of snow.

Remember, when left to its own devices, the camera wants to make everything average; it wants the scene to average out to gray. When it sees a lot of snow, it thinks "Wow, look at all that white, better make it all gray" and it'll underexpose. You WANT the snow to be white, right? By giving it some added EC, you're telling it "Yes, this scene is going to be a lot brighter than average."


Now, as far as inspiration, I just went to Google Images and punched in "snow portrait" and got a lot of good hits.
https://www.google.com …rait&source=lnm​s&tbm=isch (external link)

For all portraiture, make sure to pay attention to the background, as much as the subject. If your background is full of clutter, if there's a trash can and a bicycle and a telephone wire all back there, they're going to distract from the subject. Move the subject and move yourself to get those things out of the field of view, or hide them behind the subject. Sometimes you just have to move a few inches to lose clutter out the edge of the frame. Here's a great thread on it:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=536323


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Dec 09, 2013 10:23 |  #4

What kind of photos are you thinking of? Kids playing in the yard? Adults skiing thru the yard, or posing with ski gear? The family dog running thru the snow to fetch something? People portraits in especially nice "scenery", as in bushes & tree branches with crystalized snow on them? Snow as it falls, or snow that is already on the ground?

I'd love to provide some images for inspiration, but it would really help if you could first tell us a little bit more about just what you have in mind.


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Dec 09, 2013 11:15 |  #5

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16513310 (external link)
I'd love to give you a couple images for inspiration, but it would really help if you could first tell us what your subject matter will be.

From the first sentence, "My friend is stopping by my house to do...," I had assumed that the friend is the subject.

You know what they say about assuming, though :)


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Dec 09, 2013 11:50 |  #6

nathancarter wrote in post #16513458 (external link)
From the first sentence, "My friend is stopping by my house to do...," I had assumed that the friend is the subject.

You know what they say about assuming, though :)

Oh, I assumed that the friend was a photographer who wanted a nice venue at which to take snow photos. This assumption then led me to believe that the OP had a really nice backyard - one in which there were great natural settings, in which the snow would show to the greatest advantage.


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Dec 09, 2013 12:00 |  #7

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16513557 (external link)
Oh, I assumed that the friend was a photographer who wanted a nice venue at which to take snow photos.

Who's who isn't explicit. The OP said "I honestly am a little lost when it comes to the idea department and setting the shots up." The friend may be a photographer from whom no ideas can be expected, or the OP may be the photographer.


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Dec 10, 2013 14:50 |  #8
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Woah, it took 3 years to get a first response.




  
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Dec 10, 2013 15:24 |  #9

Dang, usually I'm pretty good at spotting that. hah.


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Dec 10, 2013 23:29 |  #10

Better late than never?


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Dec 11, 2013 00:17 |  #11

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Woah, it took 3 years to get a first response.

hahaha zombie thread lol


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