Ten Tips for Winter Photography

This winter has brought some tough snow and cold conditions to much of the country. A lot of people not only quit going outside, but also quit taking photos of nature. Nature is still around in winter, and if you keep your camera from hibernating, you will find some great photo ops around you.

Tips to help you get better photos in winter

4 thoughts on “Ten Tips for Winter Photography

  1. Peter Bjorkman

    Good advise indeed! I would think the type of combined mittens and cut off finger gloves sold to fly fishermen would work pretty well.

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  2. Eddie Post author

    That’s a good point, Peter, and to be honest I use two very different pairs of fly-fishing gloves for bad weather photography, myself:
    >> the heavy mittens you mention, with which one can roll back the mitten part to reveal fingerless gloves underneath, and
    >> very thin neoprene gloves (with fingers) that are thin enough to allow the use of the camera controls, even through the material.
    I prefer the fingerless/mitten-top ines for comfort in really cold weather, but they cab be a bit clumsy because of their bulk.

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  3. David Fox

    Some great point Peter and Eddie. I have a been using a new pair of snowmobile type gloves as of late. They do have some bulk but it’s a type of insulation that compresses down and they have deer skin in the palm and fingers for gripping and manipulating camera controls, they’re pretty warm as well although a pair of hand warmers might be a nice addition as well.

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  4. Eddie Post author

    So, Dave, if you got a snowmobile to go with those gloves and welded a ‘tabletop’ style tripod to the front of it you’d have it made! Drive around, line up the shot, kill the engine to remove vibration…. Just a thought! {:-)

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