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Cold Weather


cattyal Plus
9 6.4k 6 England
17 Jan 2013 2:39PM

Quote:Thanks all, looks like love investment is the way forward


Well that would certainly keep you warm Smile

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djh698 11 1.9k 5 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 3:17PM
Try living somewhere cold -these temps are quite mild when you regularly get -35 as I do in Canada.I am on a visit to UK at present and would consider the weather to be very pleasant. Try holding a tripod when it's below -20. You certainly don't want to have wet hands when you do!!
saltireblue Plus
4 4.4k 26 Norway
17 Jan 2013 4:02PM
Very spring-like at the moment. Only -9. Last week we had -20 and I had to put a long-sleeved shirt on to take some fresh air on the terrase.Tongue This winter's been very mild so far.Smile

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Daffy1 7 337 Ireland
17 Jan 2013 5:26PM
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This was taking in the 2010 cold snap at 8.15am going work one morning.
I hope we don't have a repeat. Raining here temp + 7 C. Damian
theorderingone 10 2.4k United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:36PM

Quote:I find it best to wear 2 pairs of gloves. The inner gloves are made from fine silk and are close-fitting so you can operate youir cameras without removing them. Then wear a heavier pair between shots.


I do a similar, but much cheaper thing. Poundland fingerless (Steptoe & Son) woolly gloves under oversized ski gloves which have elastic wristbands to keep them handy when removed. The ski gloves were only a tenner from Decathlon .
KathyW 11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
17 Jan 2013 8:10PM
I got some sealskinz riding gloves for Christmas Smile and they are excellent - totally waterproof, been dipping my hands in frozen water buckets to remove chunks of ice and fingers stayed warm and dry. Can use my camera while wearing them, took a bit of getting used to but no problem after a couple of days. They also make shooting gloves which have a foldback trigger finger which would probably be idea for photographers. They are quite pricey but definitely worth the money. It's been down to -10 here for several days and I still have warm hands!

If you look for riding or fishing gloves they should be thin enough to enable you to operate most camera controls without having to take your gloves off.
ade_mcfade Plus
10 15.1k 216 England
17 Jan 2013 8:32PM
I just wrote a blog on this exact subject Smile

http://www.mcfade.co.uk/blog/landscapes/shoot-snow-frost-with-flash/

Tells you how I did this....

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Jellyfire 3 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:33PM

Quote:Thanks all, looks like love investment is the way forward

Well that would certainly keep you warm Smile



Not sure my wife would be too happy!

Wow -35... brrr, Im not built for cold weather, I'd be looking to move out of canada!
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.2k 6 England
17 Jan 2013 8:35PM

Quote:I just wrote a blog on this exact subject


I`m sat hear wondering how you would manage your strobist setup out in a blizzard Smile
ade_mcfade Plus
10 15.1k 216 England
17 Jan 2013 8:38PM
was very still today Paul... otherwise, take a willing assistant to hold the light stand!
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.2k 6 England
17 Jan 2013 8:42PM
The last blizzard I took a dslr out in froze my lensbaby solid but it was fun.

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