Snow scenes


Super Moderator Emeritus
Jan 13, 2010
Near "Playland" outside of NYC, NY, USA
More snow here in NY today! Would love some feedback on snow scenes for both overcast and sunny blue sky day snow shooting. White balance, etc.? Shutter speeds for avoiding big giant white flakes that really look like blobs...although sometimes they work well.

Also wondering how you keep your camera dry if the snow is falling and you're out in it. I have a friend that has put some kind of home made plastic bag contraption over his camera which looks very awkward...he also has a lens shade (hood? is there a difference?) which I do not have.

Thanks in advance!


Mu-43 Regular
Dec 29, 2009
McKinney, Texas
for exposure, I recommend putting your histogram into your viewfinder and just keep a little space on the "right side." I mean avoid having a large proportion of your pixels jammed up at pure white. For shutter speed I find that what will stop personal action like walking will stop the snow flakes OK. So anything quicker than 1/200 s should be plenty fast enough. Dry? a hand towel works well. Mostly, don't worry and have fun!

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