Capturing The Snow
- 30 Mar, 2019
Winter is coming, but in all momentousness, winter is just around the corner. It is a call to action for preparing for the remarkable events that accompany this season. Taking pictures is more than an art, it is a perfect explanation to get out of your home and get lost in the wild. Snow, ice, and the freshness that comes with freezing temperatures can add a new dimension to your photos.
From the first hails in late fall to the dripping icicles that come with a spring thaw, winter photography can provide you with ideas for any kind of design.
So here are some Winter photography tips!
1. Increase exposure compensation
When you are trying to capture the pure whiteness of the fresh snow, adjust your exposure compensation by +0.3 or +0.7. Otherwise, your snow will end up looking grey instead of white color.
2. Keep batteries warm
Batteries drain their power when exposed to low temperatures. You can easily fraud the cold by keeping your spare batteries warm.
3. Don’t let your camera fog up
Shooting something in freezing temperatures is a challenge. To avoid the camera fogging up, place your camera in a photo bag with lens cover before you enter into any warm place.
4. Consider photo-friendly gloves
If you use regular gloves, you can find yourself irritated by not being able to use all the dials and buttons because of the thickness of gloves. Use special photo gloves with thin thermal fabric around the fingertips, so that you can fully control your camera. For providing a secure grip for your palms, these gloves have a special fabric.
5. Capturing the snowfall
To get the best shot, consider getting a telephoto lens with a focal length of 70mm and up. Having snowflakes large and slightly blurry in front and behind your subject will create that magical feel.
6. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to photograph landscapes
During winter time, the sunrise and sunset can be a lot more dramatic than usual, especially right before or after snowstorms.
7. Keep your gear dry with a snow cover
If you are out a lot during snow storms, invest in a good snow or rain cover. It will keep your camera and lenses dry during the photo shoots, minimizing the chance of liquid residue getting close to your camera.
So, winter is coming: what’s stopping you from going out to take the best winter pictures with your camera?