Shadows and Light: 20 Video Tips for Shooting in the Snow

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In Point 1, we are advised

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In Point 1, we are advised not to use Auto Exposure because the iris is going to stop down. But in Point 2, we are told to take our f stop down for better shot. So what do we do?

Working around auto exposure

 

Hi, Ewoc... if your camera doesn't give you the option of using manual exposure, it's a bit difficult to shoot good levels in the snow, but not impossible, with a few tricks. As stated in number 10, if you shoot slightly down on people instead at eye-height, you're going to mask some of the light that gets in from the background. Also shoot closeups of your subjects with the sun slightly to the left or right side of your back. 
 
Keep the people you're recording in medium and closeup shots, if possible, to fill the screen, and the auto setting should set on them instead of the snow. Then when you want wide shots with the people, you'll lose some detail, but you'll still have good footage in the medium and closeups. 
 

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