Calmly Shooting In Snowy Winter

Written by Linkdelight Wednesday, 17 December 2008 08:34

Faced with pure white snow in winter, how can you miss its beauty! But could you use the camera and make a good picture as usual? There are some outdoor photography gears and tips you must.

 

 

 

Faced with pure white snow in winter, how can you miss its beauty! But could you use the camera and make a good picture as usual? There are some outdoor photography gears and tips you must.

The Gears

1. Glove

Gloves can be said to the first essential equipment in snow photographic, in the low-temperature environment, a pair of warm gloves can guarantee your fingers not freeze until stiff by the shutter after a few moments.

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2. Warm protector cover or rain protector cover

Due to the characteristics of the battery, its low self-discharge is clear in the low temperature. At this time we need a cover to keep warm to offer a camera working environment. At the same time, it will prevent snow intrusion into the internal and cause short-circuits in camera.

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If there are in your hands of a purely mechanical camera that does not need a battery, and you hope that the operation is more convenient. Then following the Covers is a very good choice, it will prevent the snow into the camera and cause unnecessary trouble.

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3. Battery

The digital camera requires a strong driving force to support its work, and the world of ice and snow under the very low temperature which would cause the battery self-discharge. When shooting in the snow, chose a lithium battery for camera as far as possible, because the lithium batteries features good cold resistance than ordinary battery.

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4. CPL Filter

There are two purpose of installing polarization filter, one is stepping up the snow, sky and white clouds contrast with the saturation to prevent glare, and the other is able to block water vapor in front of the camera lens.

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5. Umbrella

Yes, that is an umbrella! It can play a better role of protector in snowy day. Shortcomings is short of a photography assistant behind you.

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6. Plastic Bags

Thinking about meeting a sudden snow in the outdoor, so is there anything to save the camera in the crisis? The great photo annex is--- plastic bags! Open a hole in the bottom of the bag to cover the lens and stick it using regular self-adhesive, then tie the bags on the back of the camera. A simple set of anti-snow is made; of course, this is only an expedient measure.

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The Tips

1. Temperature

The temperature is the biggest issue we face. The digital cameras require a strong driving force to support its work, the very low temperature of the world of ice and snow will influence its work as well as for the photographer.

When you return from the outdoor shoot, do not immediately open the house warm in the lens cover, the temperature difference will lead to the phenomenon of Gel appeared on camera. The best is leaving it indoor for some time and then open the camera package.

2. The Right White Balance

We can use the camera's custom white balance to defined a piece of blank white paper in front of the lens as white, then we will be able to get a clean picture, not the full picture that were gray and yellow snow.

3. The Fluttering Snowflakes

First of all, we need a stable tripod, installed the camera on it and then use the shutter priority. Adjust the shutter speed blew to 1 / 30, the accurate number according to the specific circumstances. So that we will be able to get a clear background, and there were snowflakes falling in the image.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:44