Winter can be a wonderful time for outdoor photography with low sun angles, unique atmospheric conditions and landscapes that are magically transformed. Winter can also be a challenging time to shoot too, beyond the obvious reason that it’s cold!
Everything related to the camera and access to locations is more difficult than in summer but the rewards are more images that you’ll hang on to. Before you take a step outside into the cold and snowy winter wonderland, a little preparation is needed to ensure you’re comfortable behind the lens. It’s challenging to make comforting images if you aren’t comfortable to begin with!Here are a few tips I can offer for shooting when the temperature drops and snow covers the land:Hand warmers – These packets of awesomeness are a game changer.
Cold hands are a thing of the past and if your hands do get cold for a moment, these little warmers feel even warmer. Simply slide them inside your mittens and your hands stay warm. Simple as that! Be sure to activate the warmers before you step outside though, ensuring they actually work. Occasionally, you’ll get a defective one and you don’t want to find this out when you’re outside. Trust me.