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Comment from: Cora [Visitor]  

I was wondering what type of camera you use to take your photos? Is is possible to take photos of frost with a digital camera? Can digital cameras be taken out in the cold? These pictures are just beautiful! I love the snowflake pictures, please keep them coming.

Thank you,
Cora Leights

12/17/10 @ 19:48
Comment from: [Member]

Hi Cora,

Mark does the snow-crystal photography. I think that he usually uses a film camera. I’ll ask him though.

About the frost photos, I use my little Canon Powershot digital camera. It seems to do fine in the cold - it’s just my fingers that have trouble… Anyway, some cameras could have problems, but it probably won’t hurt to give it a try with whatever camera you have. I used to use my wife’s compact Pentax digital camera, and it was also fine.

I hear that batteries don’t last as long in cold weather, but I haven’t had any special problems with that issue, as I might only spend an hour or two outside.

One thing to be careful about is the return of one’s camera indoors. Avoid bringing a cold camera to a warm, humid room. Or, if you do, keep it in a plastic bag until it warms up a little (which only takes a few minutes for a compact camera if one holds it tightly in their hand).

The snow photos are indeed beautiful. Thanks a lot for the comments.


12/18/10 @ 12:29

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