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If you enjoy challenges, winter is the perfect season to make use of your photography skills. It is one of the most memorable time for photographers who want to face off with their challenging weather and are ready and eager for rewards that come along in this season. It involves a lot of dedication and is required to step up for an adventurous shot under freezing temperature to capture images in conditions that other photographers would not consider shooting.
Winter is the perfect time of the year to try shooting some unique perspectives of your favourite places. The end product of these images will be stunning. Such photography can be very rewarding if you’re prepared to take on the challenges of colder temperatures. To take your winter photography a notch higher, there are a few simple tips that will make your winter adventures more enjoyable and will add more fun to it. It is important to note that lack of planning for winter photography can stop you from fully experiencing its beauty as well.
Things you should keep in mind while shooting during winters:
1. Equipment: This is one of the most frequently neglected points. Winter shooting can cause damage to some of your equipment that are not cold weather proof so it is important to winterize your camera equipment. Another common problem with camera equipment in winters can be the condensation that occurs from changes in the environment.
2. Shutter speeds: Use fast shutter speed to capture perfect moments - conscientious assessment needs to be made regarding shutter speed to achieve the desired result
3. Batteries drain fast in the cold: Make sure your batteries are duly charged and you carry extras too so that your shoot is seamlessly executed.
4. Adjust your exposure compensation on the higher end.
5. Use a zoom lens to accentuate on the details and lay attention to important intricacies.
6. Use strategic dedicated filters for darkening blue skies, adding definition to clouds, eliminating glare and adding more saturation to colors in winters.
7. Autofocus: For overcast or foggy days, or when snow is falling, your lens may experience difficulty in obtaining autofocus so choose the position of your shoot wisely so that these do not cause obstruction later.
8. Don’t let the challenges posed by winter conditions prevent you from taking your perfect shot outdoors. Seize the ever-changing photographic opportunities abound now!