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Snow Encounters

There isn’t really a particular time or day that I prefer shooting. It largely depends on my moods, visual sense, and opportunities that present itself as I walk around. Photograph/Kamal Rana

There isn’t actually a selected time or day that I want capturing. It in large part depends upon my moods, visible sense, and alternatives that provide itself as I stroll round. Photograph/Kamal Rana

Kamal Rana takes you via a gorgeous adventure by the use of the serene snow-laden landscapes of Northern India.

My Assignment

  • Description
    To {photograph} spaces coated with snow anywhere I in finding them.
  • Duration
    I’ve been photographing snowy landscapes since 2008.
  • Notes
    I don’t reside too deep into what I would like my images to appear to be. They want to have interaction me sufficient to wish to make photos of them.

Snow is without doubt one of the maximum tricky topics to shoot, particularly in case you aren’t too smartly versed with how your camera settings paintings. However, this hasn’t ever stopped maximum people from relentlessly photographing it. One of the explanations may well be the dreamy high quality that snow possesses.

My Perspective
Like numerous other folks, I’ve at all times been excited about the facility of snow to magically turn out to be a luscious inexperienced piece of land into a spot proper out of The Chronicles of Narnia e-book. I used to be additionally fairly fortunate, actually, to develop up in a the town that noticed a variety of snow, and I suppose the attraction started since then.

The Process
Every 12 months, I at all times make it some extent to return house to Joshimath in Uttarakhand, all the way through the winters, and spend time snowboarding and photographing the realm round me.

On their very own, snowy landscapes can also be very magnificent to have a look at, however they may be able to additionally get monotonous. I conquer this via searching for components like timber, fences and other folks.

In the start, it used to be just a little tricky. The problem used to be in getting the fitting publicity. I experimented with my camera’s publicity reimbursement surroundings to succeed in the fitting stability.

After capturing, I transformed the pictures to black and white. Using Photoshop, I performed with the degrees and curves to get the specified tone and distinction.

The factor about such landscapes is that it’s fairly simple to be crushed via massive snow-covered stretches. I guess because of this numerous photographers additionally make a choice to make grand landscapes of mountains and valleys. I, however, make an try to see and {photograph} the smaller and insignificant topics that lend an airy high quality to those landscapes.

My Equipment: For this sequence, I used the Canon EOS 6D and 7D cameras together with 3 other lenses—the Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM, the Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD and the Tamron SP AF 70–200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF).

Tips on Using Your Gear in Cold Weather

  • Prolong Your Battery’s Life: To prolong its usability, just remember to flip off any unrequired options on your camera just like the LCD display screen and flash.
  • Beware of Condensation: Place your camera in a plastic ziplock bag in order that no exterior moisture will get inside of it. Drop a couple of silica sachets as smartly, to be sure that any residual moisture throughout the camera will get absorbed.
  • Carry a Rain Cover: Snow and rainfall is inevitable in chillier climates. So sooner than you head out to shoot, be sure that you at all times elevate a rain duvet to give protection to your camera from the hazardous components.

— As advised to Conchita Fernandes
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