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How a Shutter Cable Will Keep Your Hands Warm in the Cold

Toss this Geek Tip in the "Duh, why didn't I think of that before?" file! Digital Photography School's blog has opened my eyes to many photography tricks, and this one is no exception. Here's your scenario: you've gotten your fill of food and Christmas light photos, and you want to get some nice landscape or nature pics. This, of course, would mean that you have to go outside. . . where it's likely to be 10 below, factoring in the wind chill. Even if you've bundled up enough to keep from shivering, what about your hands?!

When it's too cold to risk your appendages, try this tip I learned from DPS Online: keep your hands covered with your mittens or gloves, and still hit that shutter release button via a shutter cable. You can find them on Amazon for nearly every digital camera model, and they are pretty inexpensive. Duh, right?

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kia kia 8 years
I have some sweet gloves for shooting cold weather with the middle, index, and thumb exposed at the tips. I also have a remote for the shutter release on the camera that works well. But I never thought of using the remote for this reason. I definitely need to do this because I shot some stuff in NE Utah recently when it was like 20 outside and Brrrrrrrrrr.
red4bonez red4bonez 8 years
i have a shutter release cable and it is awesome for taking pictures at night because you don't touch the camera so you don't move it or shake it while pressing the shutter. I use it when I do long exposures and I don't want the photograph to be blurry.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
or, you could just use handwarmers.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Now that is sweet. :) I'm definitely going to have to grab one for my camera!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Now that is sweet. :) I'm definitely going to have to grab one for my camera!
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