Epic Medium Format Snow-Chasing Adventure

At this time of year, many readers of Fstoppers will only have to look out their windows to see snow. So, can you imagine driving 560 miles (900 km) in one day just for a glimpse of the white stuff? 

That's exactly what snow-loving Australian photographer Nathan McGee did recently during our Southern Hemisphere winter. 

Like me, McGee lives in sub-tropical Queensland, a region that very rarely sees snow. The last recorded sighting in Brisbane was in 1958. The only way to capture a classic winter scene is by road-tripping farther south to places that may get a flurry or two. 

Join McGee on the road in this video as he hunts down winter scenes with a Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format digital camera and a Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera. Was the epic one-day road trip worth it? You'll have to watch the video and find out for yourself. 

What I really like about McGee's videos are his relaxed style and in-depth knowledge of both film and digital photography. This knowledge is displayed in abundance as he is out and about, showcasing the great outdoors. Be sure to subscribe to his channel for more adventures.  

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Matt Murray is a travel, portrait and stock photographer from Brisbane, Australia.

Matt is an avid film photographer and hosts an analogue photography podcast 'Matt Loves Cameras' featuring reviews of classic film and instant cameras.

Matt also hosts a new photography YouTube channel Matt Loves Cameras.

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Distance from snow was one reason I was reluctant to move from Melbourne to Queensland. I figure future trips will have to be at least a week to make it worth the effort.

It is worth noting that leaf shutters can get sticky when it gets cold.