MARKUS VARESVUO AND BENCE MÁTÉ

CIRCUMSTANCES DICTATE

Modern camera technology lets you photograph in practically any weather. Just make sure you are prepared for all circumstances.

Freezing Cold (Markus)

My experience is that photographing in temperatures below –30°C (–22°F) is amazingly similar to photographing in more normal conditions. The only real drawback is that the camera battery life depletes dramatically, but that problem is easy to solve by taking spare batteries along. You should keep them under the many layers of clothing you are wearing, as close to your skin as possible, so they stay warm.

I was photographing a Eurasian Pygmy-Owl on a winter’s day, when it was –37°C (–35°F). My Canon EOS-1D Mark IV battery lasted 50 minutes, after ...

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