Essential camera gear for extreme winter weather
Protect your equipment and yourself when photographing in snow and freezing conditions.
If you drop your camera or other gear in the snow or slush, it’s important to get it off immediately. Brushing it off with your hands, even if gloved, may warm the snow faster, and you run the risk of water seeping in. Keep a paint brush handy to brush the snow off; it works great for getting flakes out from in between little crevices.
Rubber lens hood
You’ve got a few options when it comes to gloves that are designed to let you work touch LCD screens and buttons without exposing your fingers to potentially dangerous temperatures. What works for some people irritate others; experiment to find which type is best for you.
The first basic type are those with removable fingertips, so you can touch your camera without removing your gloves. Check outAquaTech Sensory Gloves or Flashpoint Finger Shooting Gloves. The other option is gloves made from special material that work on touch screens (also good for smartphone users), such as Isotoner Smartouch Gloves.
Hold your breath when you take the shot. Breath condensation can fog up your lens and viewfinder.