Recently, we posted an article on winter photography ideas and tips to help you capture breathtaking shots this winter!
After writing it, we realized that we should also provide a list of essential winter photography camera tips, so that you keep your gear safe while out shooting.
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Onto the Tips…
1) You should keep the camera outside so the lens won’t be affected by condensation. Once you place the camera in a warm place and expose it to the cold it can cause condensation and this could damage the camera if internal condensation is formed.
2) Take the batteries out of the camera whenever you can in very cold temperatures. You can put them in your pocket to keep warm as they may not work in extreme weather conditions.
3) Try not to breathe on your camera as it can cause the viewfinder, LCD screen, and lens to fog up.
4) A water-resistant camera case should be used to protect your gear from rain, frost, and snow. A hard-shelled case is a good idea in case you happen to slip and fall on ice.
5) If you’re using a tripod; it’s recommended that you move it every so often so it doesn’t freeze in one spot. Try to keep it out of deep snow so it can easily be extended and retracted.
6) It’s essential that you always dress for the weather conditions. Frostbite and hypothermia can quickly set in and it’s never worth risking your health for the sale of taking photographs.
7) Make sure you can feel your fingers in your gloves so you can operate your camera without having to take them off. The gloves should be both warm and functional.
We hope you enjoyed these essential winter photography camera tips. Now that you’re finished reading, leave a comment below telling us which tip was your favorite and share any experiences you’ve had taking these types of photographs.
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