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?