The other night the weather forecasters were predicting 8-12″ of snow from Niko on the east coast. I thought it might be a great opportunity to set up my camera overnight to capture the snowfall. I woke up around 2 AM when the snow was supposed to start and set up my camera in my living room. I didn’t want to have the camera outside during the storm! I fully charged my camera during the night and got my camera positioned and set my interval for 45 seconds. I figured about 80 shots per hour for close to 6 hours would be a good amount of video for 20 seconds.
My initial settings were ISO 800, Shutter Speed of 20 seconds at f/8.0 in aperture priority mode with +1.0 EV. I let the camera stay in aperture priority since I was going to bed!
Over the next four hours the exposure changed to 15 second shutter speed. My camera actually ran out of battery near 6 AM so I only got four hours of snowfall and a lot of the initial two hours was rain! Bummer….the weather was a bit warmer so we didn’t really get 8-12″ more like 4-6″ in the end.
Besides my battery running out and the snow fall not starting until later I think it turned out pretty nice. I was pretty happy with the interval and the snow did start falling nice towards the end in the video. This isn’t my typical type of video but still a cool learning experience.
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