Getting great shots in the winter can involve a bit more prep and know-how but it is so, so worth it.
Sometimes the best photographs come from the trickiest situations. Although carrying a camera into the dark predawn chill of December might seem a dire option when compared to burrowing further into that blanket nest you’ve made for yourself, the photos you get might be your new portfolio favs.
To help guide you through the thicket of frozen fingers and fogged lenses, Jeff Lewis (of local touring outfit Jasper Photo Guide) has written some tips for winter photography that’ll turn your images from drab to fab, and help keep you happy while capturing them.
7 Keep batteries warm
Want to maximize your time outside? Learn to get the most out of your gear! I keep all of my batteries in the pockets closest to my body, i.e. a chest pocket, to keep them warm and ready to go. Sometimes you can even get a little extra out of a cold battery by warming it up for a few minutes.
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