Snowflake Fairies | Firefly Photography – NH Photographer

Today was a perfect day for those big fluffy beautiful snowflakes. It’s amazing how fleeting they are – it’s sort of a metaphor for impermanence, isn’t it? They are so delicate and unique and disappear with a single breath of warm air, or a gentle wind.  Next time it snows, look around……….these little glistening beauties are everywhere.

If anyone is interested in the technical side of things, here goes: I purposely underexposed in the evaluative meter, since the flakes themselves will tend to overexpose in the exposure grid. Also, because I did not have a tripod and I suffer from major camera shake, my shutter speed needed to be at least 150. If I wanted the whole snowflake in focus, I needed to adjust my aperture to F11. My ISO ranged from 3200 to 6400 to compensate for these things. You will notice a bit of grain in the photos for this reason. I did some light Photoshop work on them, but not much. Next time I bring a tripod! I think that was a really critical misstep here. Oh I shot with a 100mm macro lens and Canon 5D Mk2.

Firefly Photography is now booking appointments in  Southern NH (Keene and the Monadnock Region) and Brattleboro, VT for dreamy maternity, newborn and child portrait photography. Getting married? Check out my sister business, OneLove Imagery!

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[…] light dusting of sparkly snowflakes fell on Keene, NH. I posted a week or so ago of some Snowflake Fairies I photographed. I was back at it again with my camera.  This is what I […]

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