Tripod: Landscape photography podcast

Photographing in the Snow (EP-43)

In Tripod Podcast by Jesse Park

Why shoot in extreme cold?


  • Why not stay at home by the fireplace



  • Vehicle
  • Hand Warmers
  • Forecast
  • Preparing for worst-case scenario



  • Crampons
  • Wipes

Challenges of cold


  • Water freezing on lens
  • Drained Batteries
  • Moisture/malfunctioning equipment
  • Bringing bag from warmth to extreme cold too quickly

Best time to shoot in the cold


  • Right after a snow storm  when the powder is fresh
  • Long period of freeze when ice builds up
  • Inversion warnings mean low clouds and fog (great time to shoot high vistas over valleys.


Safety consideration


  • Always shoot with someone
  • Prepare for the worst
  • Hypothermia
  • Injury

Tips for shooting in the cold


  • Extra batteries
  • Have more layers available to put on
  • WARM clothing
  • Wool, it breathes and keeps you warm



About the Author

Jesse Park

Personal Assistant to Jim Harmer. For your own support in your business, please e-mail me at [email protected]