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Jan 13, 2019 14:28:13   #
PixPutter
 
You need to clear a path to the Hot Tub, be sure the heater is on, then be ready for a glorious evening sipping fine wine in paradise!!
Linda From Maine wrote:
Your individual snowflakes are a tiny part of this relatively large and very busy scene. Shoot a more narrow (telephoto-ish) view and try focusing on something close to you in the scene, using manual focus. Flakes will be easier to see against a darker background (doesn't have to be dark exposure).

Oh, night shots with flash can work too!

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Jan 13, 2019 16:24:07   #
Insp Gadget
 
PixPutter wrote:
You need to clear a path to the Hot Tub, be sure the heater is on, then be ready for a glorious evening sipping fine wine in paradise!!


Sounds like a plan.

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Jan 22, 2019 15:49:58   #
DanielB
 
Pop a flash on with a diffuser set it to manual 1/8 power to pop the flakes out or adjust to suit.
Insp Gadget wrote:
Hi all from snowy Wildwood MO. there is snow everywhere except in my photos. I'm sorry to admit that I hijacked the "Art" topic trying to get an answer quickly but felt guilty and started a new topic. It seems to me that digital processors filter or remove snow from the image. At least as the eye sees it. It is snowing quite hard here but it doesn't show up on images taken with my D5600 or my cell phone. the only place it is visible is when there is a darker background. I've used shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/3200 and only see the difference as blurred flakes against the dark backgrounds. I have turned off all of the noise eliminating settings, changed the ISO and aperture. I also learned that if you use an effect such as Vivid, a raw file is not created. interesting. I've attached a few for input / comment. Not really trying for a great shot until I can get the snow in the snow picture. These are taken from the doorway onto our deck trying to keep the camera dry. We're only into the third hour of a two day snow. We have about 3" now and the heaviest is yet to come. Could be interesting. Comments/suggestions welcome and appreciated.
Hi all from snowy Wildwood MO. there is snow ever... (show quote)

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Jan 22, 2019 17:48:36   #
Insp Gadget
 
DanielB wrote:
Pop a flash on with a diffuser set it to manual 1/8 power to pop the flakes out or adjust to suit.



Thanks for the response Daniel,
I put my speedlight on later and it did work. I just found it amazing that it wasn't showing up on the regular shots. So evident in my vision. Oh well.

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Jan 23, 2019 22:05:42   #
IDguy
 
Read through the list and was surprised no one gave you the right answer. To photograph white scenes you need to set your camera EV to +1.5-2. Otherwise your camera makes it grey.

If you have a postprocessing program like Lightroom you can increase the exposure there. It will work better if you saved your images as RAW files.

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Jan 23, 2019 22:25:50   #
Insp Gadget
 
IDguy wrote:
Read through the list and was surprised no one gave you the right answer. To photograph white scenes you need to set your camera EV to +1.5-2. Otherwise your camera makes it grey.

If you have a postprocessing program like Lightroom you can increase the exposure there. It will work better if you saved your images as RAW files.


Thanks IDguy,
That does make sense. I only have the Nikon postprocessing program and haven't had a lot of luck with it even. I'll admit I've only spent a few hours with it. I need to learn something beyond what the Windows photo does. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I'll give it a try next time it snows here.

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Jan 23, 2019 23:59:18   #
Bipod
 
Insp Gadget wrote:
Hi all from snowy Wildwood MO. there is snow everywhere except in my photos. I'm sorry to admit that I hijacked the "Art" topic trying to get an answer quickly but felt guilty and started a new topic. It seems to me that digital processors filter or remove snow from the image. At least as the eye sees it. It is snowing quite hard here but it doesn't show up on images taken with my D5600 or my cell phone. the only place it is visible is when there is a darker background. I've used shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/3200 and only see the difference as blurred flakes against the dark backgrounds. I have turned off all of the noise eliminating settings, changed the ISO and aperture. I also learned that if you use an effect such as Vivid, a raw file is not created. interesting. I've attached a few for input / comment. Not really trying for a great shot until I can get the snow in the snow picture. These are taken from the doorway onto our deck trying to keep the camera dry. We're only into the third hour of a two day snow. We have about 3" now and the heaviest is yet to come. Could be interesting. Comments/suggestions welcome and appreciated.
Hi all from snowy Wildwood MO. there is snow ever... (show quote)

Linda is on the right track, but I'd go a little further:
The tree trunks are the best pat of this image. The patio is clutter.
Frame the trees. Don't put anything in the foreground. It's all about the shapes.

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Jan 24, 2019 06:52:58   #
robertjsmith
 
Good ideas!
Bob

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