Tips for shooting during winter with Canon digital cameras.

Article ID: ART181135 | Date published: 12/23/2022 | Date last updated: 04/03/2023


Some helpful tips for capturing images during winder with Canon digital cameras.


  1. Protect your gear: When shooting in cold weather, it's important to keep your camera and lenses warm to prevent condensation from forming inside them. Use a camera bag or case to keep your gear warm when not in use, and consider using hand warmers or a battery grip to keep your camera and batteries warm while shooting.
  2. Use a polarizing filter: A polarizing filter can help reduce glare and increase contrast in your photos. This can be especially helpful when shooting landscapes or other outdoor scenes in the winter, as the snow and ice can cause reflections that wash out the colors in your photos.
  3. Adjust your white balance: In the winter, the sunlight can have a very cool color cast, so it's important to adjust your white balance to match the light you're shooting in. Try using the "shade" or "cloudy" white balance settings to warm up the colors in your photos, or manually adjust the white balance using the custom white balance feature on your camera.
  4. Shoot in raw: Shooting in raw format will give you more flexibility when it comes to editing your photos, as you'll have more data to work with. This can be especially helpful when shooting in challenging light conditions, as you'll have more control over the final look of your images.
  5. Experiment with your settings: Don't be afraid to experiment with different aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings to get the look you want in your photos. This can be especially important in the winter, as the light can be very low and you may need to use a higher ISO or slower shutter speed to get a properly exposed image.

Thank you Torakun99 of the Canon Community for contributing to this article!


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