The Magic of Shutter Speed

Making an image that depicts falling snow requires a dark background for the snow to be visible and a slow enough shutter speed so the falling flakes look like they are moving. All came together as I watched out the window of the Hilltop Lodge at the Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake, Montana, last week.

1/30 second, f/4, ISO 800, 70mm, Canon 5D Mark III

The contrast between the warm yellow lights on the building and the cool blue of the overcast dawn light enhance the winter mood.

Learn more about shutter speed and color controls in my one-day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera class on February 24, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register online.