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Cold Weather Photography

After two exceptionally cold winters, what does this winter have in store for UK landscape photographers? Some of the best conditions for landscape photography in highland Scotland occur in winter.  Short days mean the magic early and late light are only a few hours apart. You can photograph both in the same day if your endurance, or that of your camera, is good enough.

Modern DSLRs have excellent battery life. Even in very cold conditions, with an extra battery in reserve, you should be able to shoot all day. Live view is the biggest drain on camera batteries nowadays, followed by ‘chimping’, which is repeatedly looking at your pictures on the screen (and making noises like a chimpanzee!).

So what is the weakest link?

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 11 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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