Top tips for winter wildlife photography
Take advantage of the shorter days and catch the glowing sky at the start and end of the day. Face east in the morning and west in the afternoon.
Use the light
The low winter sun travels through more atmosphere before it hits your camera lens. This casts a warm glow in the early morning and late afternoon.
Watch your step
Your footprints can spoil a pristine snow-covered landscape, so watch your step. Look out over untouched ground for the prettiest pictures.
Bright white snow can trick your camera’s light meter into underexposing your images. Compensate by overexposing to avoid grey pictures and ensure brighter, more vibrant colours.
Low temperatures can wreak havoc with your camera, draining the battery faster than usual. Take a spare and keep it warm in your pocket until you need it.