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Howard Smith

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Images of snow falling
« on: January 30, 2004, 06:32:36 AM »

To me, falling snow is moving.  But all that stuff falling close to the camera could be distracting.  Maybe find a sheltered spot out of the snow and drag the shutter a bit so the snow closest (but not close enough to be "the picture") to the camera makes a slight blur  Never tried this, so, good luck.
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Peter McLennan

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004, 11:50:35 AM »

Like rain, snow is difficult to photograph.  Falling snow looks much like fog in photographs.  You need very large flakes for them to record properly and the low light conditions that usually  accompany this kind of snow precludes the large depths of field and fast shutter speeds necessary to sharply image lots of flakes at once.

Movie crews use huge fans and copious quanitities of potato flakes (much larger than snowflakes) to make real-looking falling snow.

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004, 11:36:32 AM »

Here's one approach. This is "falling snow" but it is being blown off a tree as opposed to falling from a cloud.  The lighting was nice...

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004, 03:49:20 AM »

Trying to get a half decent image of falling snow (as in a fairly heavy snowstorm) - any suggestions on how best to approach this problem and get the image looking something like it looks to the eye?
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Ken
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2004, 10:33:37 AM »

Howard - sounds reasonable - when (and if) the snow comes back to East Anglia I'll have a go!
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Ken
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004, 12:07:55 AM »

And lighting, the problem - fog effect is because there is no contrast between the snow and background. So try shining capturing the show in headlights at dusk. Or a shop window. The same applies to rain, you'll only capture the drops is when you have the light shining on the rain
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