Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Snow Covered Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains

Winter is always interesting in the Southern Appalachians. From frozen fog to heavy snow storms the world of dense green vegetation of summer seems so far away. When shooting snow remember that all light meters are calibrated to 18% gray. What that means is the meter in your camera tries to give you an exposure that is mid gray. Snow in the mountains is beautiful because of the bright white color it has. Gray snow is kind of like gray teeth. It is not very attractive. I always tell my photography students that they are much smarter than their high tech matrix light meters. With all of this said the best way to capture white snow with your camera is to expose your film 1 stop more than the meter suggest. LynnFreeny.com

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