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Chilling photography advice to better survive the weather


If you’ve committed to making A Photo A Day and the weather turns frigid, what can you do to make it easier to shoot? Batteries, gloves, and no fear are the best tools you can carry.

It’s always a risk shooting at temperatures near zero degrees. But, the ice is frozen enough that you can walk onto the pond. Yep, I did it.


Late afternoon sun casts shadows across the frozen pond at the Boyer Nature Preserve.

Rose hips growing along the shoreline at Highlands Wetlands add a vibrant color to the more drab colors of winter.

Red-tailed hawk crosses the frozen pond at Boyer Nature Preserve


About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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