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Feb 16, 2015 22:07 |  #1

These are also unedited photos of my kids skiing.
They are a little darker than I wanted.


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Feb 16, 2015 22:14 |  #2

Great photos! It looks like a lot of fun! :)




  
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Feb 16, 2015 22:16 as a reply to  @ Pkang414's post |  #3

Thanks! The top one is 7yrs old and the bottom one is 5.
Crazy kids!!




  
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Feb 19, 2015 20:40 |  #4

Very cool. More air than I ever dared in all my years of skiing. Brave kids.


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Feb 19, 2015 20:43 |  #5

Nice timing on the captures!


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Feb 20, 2015 10:05 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #6

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Feb 26, 2015 00:55 |  #7

To get your camera to automatically give you the proper exposure you'll need to push your auto exposure comp. There is so much white in the snow that it wants to not over expose everything so you get much darker photos than you expect.


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Feb 26, 2015 08:13 as a reply to  @ NorCalNomad's post |  #8

Thanks for the tip, they have a ski race this Saturday I can take a few more pics, but I think they enjoy the trainpark more!




  
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Feb 28, 2015 02:30 |  #9

Great captures of that little guy!


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Mar 01, 2015 08:03 |  #10

next time, try and capture them against the sky rather than those dark trees. Certainly a moment to remember!


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Mar 02, 2015 11:08 |  #11

NorCalNomad wrote in post #17450354 (external link)
To get your camera to automatically give you the proper exposure you'll need to push your auto exposure comp. There is so much white in the snow that it wants to not over expose everything so you get much darker photos than you expect.

This is exactly right. I would start at +1, and plan on maybe pushing it up from there. You will want some detail in the snow, but if you blow it out ever so slightly, that may lead to better exposure of your subject. The histogram is your friend, but I rely on the blinking highlight warning on the lcd screen as well. I'm ok with some blinking on the snow areas.

Composition will help too- as noted, try to frame against the sky, or more snow. When you get the dark trees and the white snow in the same frame, the camera struggles with that kind of range of brightness. Unless you want to spend some time working on in in post, try to keep the scene more consistent in terms of dynamic range.

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Mar 02, 2015 11:22 |  #12

Why not put it in manual and use the sunny 16 rule?

I like the kids framed against the trees because they appear brighter, than if they were against the sky.




  
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Mar 02, 2015 14:26 as a reply to  @ sfinkernagel's post |  #13

Thanks for the tips, I should beable to capture the sky or more snow if I'm on the other side of the jump.
I'll give this a try the next time we go out skiing.




  
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Mar 03, 2015 11:43 |  #14

Manual works too- as long as the conditions are consistent. Clouds can ruin your day if they come and go.




  
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