Are you planning any outdoor winter photography? I have some tips that you need to know! Here are four things you should keep in mind when you're photographing in cold weather.
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If you're planning any photography in cold weather, I have some tips that you need to know! Hi, I'm Julie from Ultimate Photo Tips, and this week's Two Minute Tip is all about shooting in cold weather. Here are four things you should keep in mind when you're doing outdoor winter photography.
1. First and foremost, carry a couple of fully charged batteries, since batteries drain quickly in cold temperatures. To keep your spare batteries warm, or to breathe a little extra life into a dying battery, keep your batteries close to your body for warmth.
2. Avoid changing lenses outside so that you don't get any moisture or condensation inside the camera body.
3. Be careful when you bring your gear back inside, as condensation will form on it. Ideally, wrap it up in a plastic bag, and seal it before bringing it in. That way, any condensation will form on the outside of the bag. Let it warm up slowly before you open up the bag.
4. Keep yourself warm! You'll be able to stay outside longer, and take more pictures, if you are wearing protective, layered clothing, and winter boots. You also need a good way to keep your hands warm! I use these fingerless gloves with a mitten top that pulls over. That allows me the dexterity to use my camera controls, but also keeps me warm in between shots.
That's all for this week! Now you're ready to get outside and enjoy winter photography with your camera! For more great tips, please visit me a ultimate-photo-tips.com, and make sure you sign up for my mailing list while you're there. That's where I share ideas and inspiration that I don't share anywhere else.
Happy shooting and I'll see you next time!