It is cold out there!!! Dress for it of you want to enjoy it!
Well the cold weather is here, but just because the weather has turned cold it doesn’t mean that we have to put our cameras away we just have to take some extra care in how we dress and with our equipment.
I hear from so many people that you cannot enjoy cold weather camping, well yes you can. Here are a few tips to make it more enjoyable.
You really do not need to put your campers and camping supplies away come September. In fact with more months of cold in Canada then warm head out and try some winter camping. With a few preparations you will be all set to make memories in the other 8 months of the year!
Make sure you do your research and prepare for emergencies. You will find that when others are bored at home you will be enjoying those long nights in your camper.
If you are a photographer you will also find that the winter gives you a lot of opportunities to shoot. Oppertunities that you would not have at other times of the year. Long nights and less air pollution allows you to take amazing night pictures, from Astro images to painting with light. Add to this a warm place to warm up and you may find you get addicted to winter shooting!
If you always wanted to take some Northern light pictures then winter is the best time for this as well. Long nights give more chances to get the perfect image. It also seems that the winter makes the aurora a lot more active. So get yourself in your camper and head out to a dark sky area like Writing on Stone.
An oldie but a goodie, gifts for the photographer on your list …..
I get asked a lot from photographers and those that have to buy gifts for a photographer what is good to get/give for a present. I have answered this before but thought that it is a good time to do it again as I have been asked many times this week. So lets go through some things;
Unless someone really needs a new camera it is more important to get
better lenses than to get another camera body. A GOOD lens will do far
more to improve a photo than a camera body will. Don’t upgrade a camera
just to get a new camera, save the money and get some pro lenses it will
amaze you the difference a great lens makes to your photography. If you
are buying for someone make sure you get them the lens that they need
and not just any lens.