Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fascinating photo tips for shooting in the snow

snow photo tips
Whether in a skiing vacation in the mountains or snow men at home, when photographing in the snow, there are some rules to observe. The white landscape, the light reflection of the sun and the cool temperatures require special skills. With tips from photographer Robert Geipel CEWE succeed in the cold season good photos.

When the snow photography resulting from different weather situations specific challenges, snow and sunshine in the winter landscape is changing and lead exposure of so many cameras on the ice. Photo specialist Robert Geipel CEWE has revealed some pitfalls when taking pictures in the snow and presents appropriate tweaks to succeed yet beautiful shots.

Use fill flash

Snow photos mostly affects people and appear grayish white in the landscape is too dark. The reason is that bright snow surfaces irritate the meter: The AE is a sham, that there is too much light and no flash is needed. Remedy a manually fed off Fill the preferred theme in this way illuminates the better.

Using the Manual Exposure Compensation

The camera can also be outwitted by gray-looking snowy scenes. With the manual exposure compensation, it is possible to adjust the exposure time and to change accordingly and thus overexposing the photo a bit.

Minimize stray light

In sunshine and snow, there is frequently scattered light. This makes the image appear flat in the result and reduces the contrast. To minimize this effect, it is advisable to use lens hoods that come with SLRs in general.

UV filter to use

The light snow in the mountains appears in photographs often bluish. The automatic white balance can react by the height and the UV radiation is limited. A manual readjustment of the white balance can have a balancing effect. For analog cameras, UV-blocking filters are recommended to shield the UV light while protecting the lens.

Tip 5: New Year's Eve fireworks shoot properly

Recordings of the New Year's Eve fireworks are best with a long exposure time to advantage. Recommended camera settings: manual, aperture eight, about four times to 15 seconds at 200 ASA. Stray light sources such as streetlights or lighted buildings one should evade better.

Tip 6: Spare batteries and batteries do not forget

In winter, outdoor shots, it is important to think of replacement batteries or batteries for the camera. Because of the cold energy donors lose their fast performance and service life is reduced.

Keep from freezing camera

Cameras do not like extreme temperature fluctuations. The rapid change from the freezing weather outside in the warm room indoors leads to fogging of the lens and viewfinder of the camera. Quickly the humidity of the air condenses on the device. It then goes back out into the cold, frost patterns can arise. To avoid this undesirable effect, the sensitive camera equipment should always be housed in a protective bag.

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