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Exposing in the Snow

Winter is here and when it's winter, there's usually snow! We must not get disappointed with this cold weather and keep shooting. Here are some tips for your camera settings.

If you shoot landscapes, slopes, or mountains covered in snow you must know that measuring the exposure with a light meter can be rather tricky. You may get bad readings. But if you use a light meter in these conditions, you can correct it by opening the aperture or increasing the shutter with 2 stops.

According to my exposure calculator, the correct exposure for snow under the birth sun is f22 and the shutter speed should be set at 1/125 for ISO 100 film. If you use a higher ISO film, close the aperture or increase the shutter speed by as much as it has to be.

written by pvalyk

1 comment

  1. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    I really like the picture with the cars blanketed in snow. :D

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