Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Getting the most out of winter


Spinning Umbrella
Winter in the Northwest can bring so many unique opportunities that aren't as readily available during other seasons.

Leaves have fallen away, exposing the forests for their natural beauty. Overcast skies create the best possible natural softbox for diffusing light. Finally, rain creates natural textures, reflections and patterns.
Rising Waters

It is easy to complain about the weather, but if one embraces the beauty that all weather brings it becomes easy to appreciate and even look forward to the rain, the sun, the snow, the wind and even the gray skies.

The key to shooting winter is to prepare yourself and your gear.

Sunken Dock

Rain on Blue
Preparing Yourself:

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear a raincoat
  • Protect your feet
  • Wear a hat
  • Bring an umbrella

Prepare Your Equipment:
  • Use a raincoat - You don't have to buy a $30 camera rain covering. I use recycles plastic grocery bags and dollar store hair ties. Poke a small hole in the bottom of the bag, push the lens through and seal it with the hair tie. You now have a raincoat for your camera that cost you maybe $0.11. 
  • Keep your lens cap on until you shoot.
  • Keep your lens point away from rain whenever possible.
  • Use a plastic garbage bag to for your camera bag or backpack.

Stark Winter

Harsh Winter
With a little preparation and even less money you can still go out when the weather less than ideal or savory.

No excuses. Now GOYAS.
Wet path


1 comment:

Liz Smith said...

This whole collection is amazing!