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  • Tips for Protecting Your Camera During Cold Weather

    Posted on December 12th, 2011 Staff Writer

    When using an outside setting for your photographs can be fun and exciting, it is very important to take care of your camera in cold weather.  Most digital cameras’ default settings can be adjusted to compensate for the weather but some cannot.  Here are a few helpful tips to avoid damaging your camera and capturing unwanted photographs.

    Keep your batteries and camera warm.  Some photographers don’t even put batteries in until it is time to photograph.  To conserve batteries, turn of any extra feature such as the LCD to save energy.  Also keep a spare of batteries in your pocket close to your body.

    Place your camera in a plastic bag to avoid any potential condensation from developing on the camera lens.  If the camera is in the plastic bag, take it out for photos then immediately place back in the bag for safety.  This will prevent the camera from appearing “Foggy”.  If condensation does form, immediately stop using the camera, remove the batteries, lens cap, and memory card

    Once the photographer has returned home, immediately give the camera time to adjust to the temperature change.  Place the camera in an unheated room for about 30 minutes.  Also keep the camera in the camera bag to minimize any condensation.

    These are just a few tips for protecting your camera during the cold weather months.