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    Frazer Family
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    @creative-click-photography, it’s lambing season up here in Quebec! Do you get snow in lambing season in Australia – September I guess? I admit, April 20th is really late to have this much snow still around even in Sherbrooke. 🙂

    I’d be interested in hearing from anyone with experience photographing animals in the snow. To get the image of there being lots of snow (which there was except on the driveway) I shot 20180420_ELF_8646 with an entirely white background. But 20180420_ELF_8658 revealed to me that to capture the falling snow I needed a dark background. So I tried 20180420_ELF_8694 to get both the effect of deep snow behind and falling snow in the background. How could I do better? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Camera: NIKON D3100
    Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
    ISO: 100
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal length: 70mm, 82mm, 200mm respectively
    Shutter speed: 1/400sec, 1/400sec, 1/320sec respectively

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    #30521
    Ryan Madaris
    Participant

    Nice job! First things first, the photos are slightly underexposed. I would use an ISO of about 200 and a shutter speed of 300. If you have a good editing program, you could edit them there. The next thing I see is on the third photo. The lamb isn’t perfectly centered, so if you could crop that slightly, that would help a lot.

    Wonderful job on capturing the snowflakes in the background! It really adds to the photo!

    #30715
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    We’ve had a really late spring down here too! But it’s finally warming up now.

    There’s really not much to say about such gorgeous shots, but I can think of a few things that I hope will be helpful. Since you’re signed up for the webinar tonight, I’ll talk about them then…

    #30752
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    I think the shots with the snow against the dark background are the best. I think brightening the Shadows (not having something pure black in the photo I think is ok in this situation) and cleaning up the snow is what I would do differently. More ideas in the webinar: https://www.lenspiration.com/video/webinar050818/

    #34599
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @frazer-family, sorry for taking so long to reply! I kept meaning to and then I’d forget. 🙂

    We don’t get a lot of snow in Australia – mainly just on mountains. So, no we don’t get snow in lambing season. How do your lambs survive the cold, snow?! We’ve had really windy, rainy weather in lambing season and lost so many. You must breed ‘em tuff in Canada. 😉

    Well, everyone does lambing at different times, (we’re not sticking to the norm this year 😊) , but the ‘normal’ lambing season is in Spring when there’s more grass around, so yeah, September. Actually from memory I think when you asked the question we were actually in the middle of lambing. 🙂 But this year we’re trying to get 3 lambing seasons in 2 years, so we’re doing it a bit different.

    Aww! Those lambs are too cute! Love the effect the snow has made. You can even see the drops falling. Beautiful. 🙂

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