My first attempt was late at night during more of a sleet storm than a snow storm, the Nikon D300 hand held on our front porch in near darkness, using a glass flower vase as the surface and one auxiliary strobe propped up on an empty yogurt container. The tiny granules were melting very quickly. I had great difficulty trying to manually focus with a one-bulb porch light because the extention tubes make the lens view SO dark, but I think each shot is a little better than the last. I can't wait to try again!!!