Teach you how to take pictures in snow
- Oct 25, 2019
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1. Selection of Equipment
The ambient temperature of shooting snow scenery is relatively low. It is suggested that we consider carrying more professional and reliable SLRs. In the shooting of landscape works, the lens selection mainly focuses on long focus and wide angle. In addition, often need to carry equipment such as tripod, polarizer, shade and so on.
Insulation for cameras
2. Protection of Equipment
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; cold weather is bound to be a formidable challenge for people and cameras. First of all, temperature, people are afraid of cold, machine is also afraid of cold. When shooting, both hands should consciously protect the camera to prevent snow from entering the fuselage. The author suggests that you can also prepare a camera anti freezing warm cover to put on a thick cotton padded jacket for your camera. In addition, the camera has a certain working temperature, so does the battery. To keep them warm, you can put some of the camera's battery packs in a warm pocket and connect them with a wire. This will keep your batteries warm without affecting the shooting. If you think it's too much trouble, or your camera can't do it, you can use the most primitive method, which is to warm up the battery beforehand. It's simple and mechanical, but it will allow you to take more pictures.
Wait a few minutes for the camera to warm up before shooting.
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; don't think your camera is safe when it comes back. When you go back from the cold to the warm, remember not to start taking pictures right away. Like people, the camera needs to adapt to the new environment. If it is taken out directly, the lens will be covered with a layer of moisture. Before taking a picture, wait a few minutes for the camera to warm up. In addition, when shooting with a viewfinder in cold weather, the water vapor exhaled by oneself sometimes makes the camera lens dim. So don't be lazy, take a mask to shoot, and carry a lens cloth with you to clean the camera at any time.
3. Snow exposure techniques
Snow exposure is different from conventional exposure. Snow reflects very strongly in sunshine, so it is difficult to set an exposure value to take a scene. The standard photometric method of reducing 18% Gray will make the white snow dim and gray in the picture, which will bring some difficulties to shoot.
So at this time, we need to adjust the exposure or use the backlight correction function to compensate for the amount of light of the subject to achieve the desired shooting effect. We need to set the gain of the machine higher, and choose a darker contrast when shooting, so that we can shoot a good effect.
Snowscape Exposure Skills
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Of course, if there are conditions for friends to choose some filters to shoot, in order to achieve the best results.
4. Setting Skills of White Balance in Snow
Setting Skills of White Balance in Snow
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; automatic white balance of digital cameras is generally set at about 5600 K to adapt to most light environments, but for overdark or overbright and complex light, the automatic white balance of digital cameras often fails. Snow scenery belongs to the category of "too bright". So I suggest you try to use manual control of white balance when shooting snow scenes and try to adjust the camera's white balance to the position of 8000K - 10000K.
5. Scene shooting techniques
Scene Selection Skills
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; since it is snowy, snow scenery is naturally the best choice of subjects, whether it is the glittering snow falling on the shoulders, or the flying goose feather snow, all give people an inviolable sense of holiness. If you have taken fog scenes in autumn, try again in winter. The haze that looms in the snow mountains is totally different from that in autumn.
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; remember when I was a child hanging out of the window on an ice tree? They can be a landscape or a landscape of others. They use ice-covered or snow-covered branches, flowers and buildings as the foreground for shooting. They not only increase the depth of space, improve the expressive power of snow scenery, but also distinguish snow scenery from the gray-and-white scenery around them, so as to avoid the appearance of the picture. A vast expanse of white.
& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; if you think that taking only snow scenery is too monotonous, add some jumping colors to the background, it can be buildings, small objects, or even individuals. It is also very interesting to use the conflict of colors to form contrast.