Tip of the Day: How to Have a Successful Frosty Photoshoot

2. A Foggy SituationYour lens will fog up as soon as you step outside on a cold winter’s day. Resist the urge to rug the frost off, and just let it run its course. It will go away. If you rub away at the frost, it will most likely leave a smudge that could corrupt your shots

Shooting during the winter can prove to be challenging, for both your body and your camera! Before you set out on your cold weathered photo adventure, be sure to bundle up! Wear a lot of layers, and find a pair of thin, but very warm gloves so your fingers aren't too bulky for the camera. Here are some tips to keep in mind next time you find yourself with a fresh snowfall.
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1. Protect your camera**
Use your favorite method to protect your camera from the snow! You wouldn't want your camera being ruined just because you didn't take an extra few minutes to protect your equipment. If it's not snowing, this really isn't a problem unless your clumsy and prone to dropping things, but if it is snowing out, definitely protect your lens

2. A Foggy Situation
Your lens will fog up as soon as you step outside on a cold winter's day. Resist the urge to rug the frost off, and just let it run its course. It will go away. If you rub away at the frost, it will most likely leave a smudge that could corrupt your shots

3. Exposure
Exposing snowy scenes is always a challenge. Even though the snow is white, your exposure meter will make it look middle gray. Your meter will most likely be tripped by the white of the snow and brightness of the scene, so definitely bracket your shots. Try overexposing up to two stops and see what results are the best.

—Kaitlin Tambuscio
Editorial Intern