GETTING THE GEAR
Photography week|January 06, 2022
Pick out the right clothing and kit, and protect your gear from the cold

DSLR OR MIRRORLESS CAMERA

An obvious bit of kit to point out... but in an ideal world it's best to use a model with weather-proofing and a fast continuous shooting speed.

TELEPHOTO LENS

Long zoom lenses with a wide maximum aperture are ideal. Teleconverters can be used to increase a lens's focal length.

CLOTHING

Cosy, waterproof and rustle-free materials are key here. Layer up your clothing for added warmth, and avoid noise-creating velcro.

TRIPOD OR BEANBAG

A sturdy support keeps long lenses stabilised, while a beanbag is great for low-down shooting

WATERPROOF/CAMO COVERS

It helps to have a specialised waterproof cover for your camera, but a plastic bag and rubber band will do the job in an emergency

SPARE CAMERA BATTERIES

Because frosty temperatures drain battery power faster, packing spares is vital.

HAND WARMERS

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