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Old Feb 4, 2013, 6:46 PM   #1
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I'm not a newbie, but I sure feel like it. I just got the Fuji FinePix EXR 600 for carrying in my pocket on ski lifts. I have shot snow before and know to set the EV up and ISO down. No matter what I do with this camera, the snow is blown out. What am I missing. I shoot in shutter speed mode with continuous on to catch the skiers. Thanks.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the camera, but as a guess, I would say that maybe you are not setting the SS high enough, or that you can't go high enough in that mode. I would probably try auto, with some positive EV comp, to see if it got me in the ballpark.

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I shoot in shutter speed to catch the skiers, but you may be right. I'll crank it up and see what happens. Thanks.
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with my point n shoot pocket camera I find I need to set the EV value to -1/3 or the snow is blown out if it is sunny. if you have a manual mode try a higher shutter speed with an EV of -1/3 and then adjust the EV till you get it where you like it. I usually shoot my snow images (no skiiers in them sometimes snow plows and people walking) at 1/250 second, -1/3EV and the a value set between 4 and 6.3

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1/250 did it. Thanks for the help. This is a zoom from a point and shoot with a little sharpening.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 5:50 AM   #6
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The ideas are very useful to me because even I've faced this problem too and struggled a lot to fix it up and thanks for sharing the solutions.
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