Snow, frost and ice all make for spectacular winter scenes. But most cameras are only designed to operate from 0°C or 32°F, so you'll need to be careful when you're taking photographs outside in sub-zero conditions.
Shooting in snowy and icy climates is often difficult and it may also damage your gear, so here are our practical tips to get you through the colder months
Getting a steady shot won't be easy if your hands are shaking from the cold. A lightweight and portable tripod will help stabilise your camera so you can shoot with confidence. Just remember not to touch the tripod with your bare hands if you're in sub-zero conditions, as you may 'burn' your skin.
If you're an avid winter photographer, Canon Ambassador and winter sports photographer Richard Walch recommends investing in special climbing gloves. This handy piece of gear will allow you to expose your fingertips to shoot and then protect your hands between shots.
The cold weather will drain your batteries faster than normal. So keep your camera and batteries in your bag, where they'll be warmer for longer. Also, remember to pack twice as many batteries as usual, so you keep on capturing those great shots.