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Photographing in the Snow (EP-43)

In Tripod Podcast by Jesse Park1 Comment

Why shoot in extreme cold?

 

  • Why not stay at home by the fireplace

Preparation

 

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

Gear

 

  • 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.

Snowshoes

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

 

 


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Jesse Park

Comments

  1. I though that there were going to be links with n the show to the specific equipment mentioned. Is that in a different spot? If so, where.?

    Thanks

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