Winter in Alberta Recommended Equipment
Recommended Photo Equipment:
- Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) W/Extra Batteries And Memory Cards.
- Tripod with a ball head (leveling base is optional but very helpful to take a panoramic shots).
- Tripod legs spikes (you can't use a rubber ends on icy surfaces).
- At least 2 extra batteries or a battery pack. This is very important in arctic cold weather condition when your battery will die much faster than usual.
- Wide to standard zoom lens, with their lens hoods (I carry 12-24mm and 24-70mm lenses).
- Telephoto zoom lens for extraction and abstract scenes (I use a 70-200mm and 150-600mm lenses).
- Circular polarizer filter to remove glare from the water and ice
- Graduated neutral density filters (if you use them).
- Rocket blower and microfiber cloths for keeping glass surfaces dry and clean.
- Most importantly - a great attitude!
Recommended Camping Equipment:
- Flashlight or headlamp.
- Hardcore winter clothing with thermal under layers.
- Face Mask.
- Winter hiking boots.
- Proper Ice Cleats. Don't buy a cheap ones. You need good pair of spikes that really grip the ice. I recommend something like a Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System.
- Thick Winter Gloves. I recommend brand "The Heat Company Austria" That’s right - those ones costs about $180.
- Hand Warmers to put inside your gloves.
- Foot warmers.
- Backpack (bag) to carry photo gear.