Photography Tips for Frigid Conditions

Winter is definitely a challenging season for most of us. You don’t want to leave the warmth and comfort of your cozy home. But, from a photographer’s point of view, even winter brings with it some welcoming changes. However, you still need to take care of yourself and your gear while working in cold conditions. Photographer Tony Northrup shares some tips on how to photograph during the cold winters :

Winter can actually be a great time to head out for some photographs. Snowy conditions, less crowded areas, and different migratory birds make it a new experience. However, when working in cold conditions, it’s important that you keep yourself warm. Dress warm while still being able to handle your gear comfortably.

The number one issue you’ll find people complaining about when working in the cold is battery. As much as possible, don’t expose your battery to the cold outside. If you’re not using your gear for a while, the trick is to keep it in your pockets. Your body heat will keep the battery warmed up.

Condensation is another challenge that most photographers struggle with. This happens whenever there is a rapid change in temperature. To avoid condensation, don’t expose your camera to the environment as soon as you come in to a warm place, or go out to a colder place. Keep it in your bag for a bit to let the camera acclimatize and the camera should be good to go.

Don’t let the cold keep you in all season long. Be sure to go out and take some pictures!

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One response to “Photography Tips for Frigid Conditions”

  1. I have a clamshell hand warmer, kind of like an eye glass case. It’s aluminum with red felt covering. It uses sticks something like charcoal that you light and place inside the case. Sounds dangerous but I have never had any problems. I keep it in my coat pocket to warm batteries and my hands. Bought it a long time ago at an army / navy store and can’t remember who makes it. each stick lasts for a few hours.

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