Snow photography can be a very interesting prospect and often brings out some of the most lovely shots out of a photographer’s camera. If you can stand the chill and the snow falling up from the heaven, chances are that the photographs that come out will be extraordinarily beautiful.
But the next question that comes to mind is how will it be possible to take the camera out in the snow without getting it damaged? Well, there are some tips that can help you take care of your camera even when you shoot in the snow and they are given as follows:
Get a Reliable Camera Bag
It is important to buy a waterproof and reliable camera bag. Camera bags not only protect your camera but also help you to store other accessories such as lenses; memory cards etc. also, when it is snowy, keep the camera and accessories inside a plastic bag and then put the plastic into the camera bag for added protection.
Watch the Condensation
When you bring the camera from the heated indoors to the snow outside, chances are that condensation will take place and this can damage the camera. If condensation occurs on the camera, then make sure that you open the battery and memory card compartments and take out everything which is not attached. Keep these things out till they are completely dried out and only then put them back again.
Beware of Static Electricity
For those who are using film camera rather than digital camera, shooting in the snow can be a bit more troublesome since static electricity is a big problem. Snow or cold weather means low humidity and this may lead to static electricity in the camera. Hence in such a case it is important to rewind your film slowly and take only one shot at a time.
Cover up the Camera
If it is snowing when you step outdoors, then make sure you cover your camera up very nicely with plastic films or air tight sheets. This is a good way to protect the camera parts from the snow which eventually becomes water as it falls down. Make sure you cover the lens, the camera body and even the camera straps to avoid getting the camera wet from anywhere. It is better to use a lens hood to avoid the snowflakes falling directly on the lens glass.