Tips for shooting in the cold (particularly, but not solely for film)

Updated on January 5, 2018 in Equipment
4 on November 14, 2017

Everyone knows and has there own tricks to shoot in different environments, and I, living in the midwest, cannot simply go 3-4 months without shooting. So does anyone have any tricks they’ve learned over the years for shooting in the cold?

 
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0 on November 16, 2017

I had the opportunity to shoot both my digital sony a6000 and a (locally bought) Lubitel 2 medium format film camera in Siberia in the midst of winter. The temperatures were about -25C (-13F). 

Make sure you bring more batteries when you go out. when it is cold batteries run out of juice pretty fast. But if you keep 1 ( or more) in your pocket en keep on switching them you should be able to shoot for a long time. In my case this meant half a day since the batteries of the A6000 by default run out of juice fast. 
Besides the batteries I did not have any problems with my digital camera. 

With my Lubitel camera, surprisingly enough I did not have any problems at al. 
After I came back I developed the film and everything look good. 

I hope this helped! 

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1 on November 22, 2017

over here in Canada, we embrace the cold…

 

Its all about layers over here :). although batteries die quickly

on January 2, 2018

You’re gonna need +2ev all day.

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