kit lens VIEWS
Use your humble kit lens when approaching wintry scenes
A standard kit lens like the Canon EF-S 18-55mm (equivalent to 28.8-88mm on a full-frame camera) will give you a versatile reach between a wide angle and a mid-telephoto zoom. Be mindful of what you include and leave out of your frame, though, and try to employ the full variety of focal lengths.
There’s often so much white in a snow scene that, rather than relying on a wide angle, the composition becomes more effective if you zoom in to avoid large areas of featureless white space. Above, a focal length of 18mm has been used, so that the bridge, the winding river and the frosty foreground can all be included.