Shooting in the snow is a little nightmare. Especially in England. It looks beautiful, picturesque and fairytale-like. That’s until you drive or walk for a long distance.
Again be sure to wear right shoes. Even if you stand around show just crusts on your feet and before you know it gets in the shoes. So a good pair of hiking boots with two layers of socks is essential.
Snow is a little visual treat for every Brit and it doesn’t last long at all. A day, maybe two that’s if you’re lucky. So I wanted to get as much coverage as possible and I didn’t bother about the camera moves. That’s why I grabbed a very basic but surprisingly sturdy Hamma tripod. It is very quick to operate and set. And I was really surprised that was perfectly fine for video too. Of course, be sure to get a good bag for it here. The one it comes in is very too basic and I certainly wouldn’t go on a shoot with it.
Overall: a nice bit of kit if you know exactly what you are doing.
When shooting in the snow, it is paramount. Why? Because English snow is more like sleet, when it falls on any kit it forms a three dimensional puddle which sticks to it and then bleeds its way in. Lovely. In other climates snow may be crisp and dry but in those places temperature is an issue. In other words: in England treat snow like rain.
Show gets everywhere. I am sure you’ve figured it by now. For the video below I had to clean the lens with a special cloth every two shots. And when I got back: I had to wipe it with MacBook Cleaning Kit. Read more about it here.
It is very fiddly but snow takes its toll so be sure to point the lens down unless you shoot!
Enjoy this two-minute snow edit!