Winter Shooting Tips from Olympus Photographer Jay Kinghorn

Olympus tapped digital imaging consultant Jay Kinghorn to share some great tips for shooting in the harsh elements that winter can bring. In the article, Kinghorn details the process of winter-time shooting from what to wear to boosting ISO speed. My favorite tip is below. Click here to see the whole story by Olympus.

Boost ISO When Shooting Action

In the winter, the sun is lower in the sky and clouds often obscure direct sunlight. These factors limit the intensity of the light reaching your photo subjects. To stop action with winter sports, you’ll need to boost your ISO or use “fast” lenses with a maximum aperture of 2.8 or wider. My favorite lens for shooting in lower light is the Olympus 35-100mm f2 lens.

For partly cloudy days, you can use ISO 200 for good results, for high overcast boost your ISO to 400 and when your photographing in the midst of the winter storm you’ll often need to boost your ISO to 800-1600.

Images and “tip” text via Olympus.

Look for more tips by on shooting in winter in the next issue of Digital Photographer, by Clive Branson.


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