If you happen to be a winter photography enthusiast, there are more challenges than technical difficulties with your equipment. Rather, the challenge of physically keeping warm determines the success of your photography session. After all,having functionality in your fingers is just as important as having the right camera equipment to shoot with.
There was a time when I barely endured taking 5 shots at the summit of Teide Volcano, about 4000 meters high with a spectacular view. I bought Thinsulate thermal gloves on for this occasion, where the label claimed “Fine fabric that keep your hands warm and comfortable”. Well, it took less than half an hour beforeI lost all feelings and mobility in my handsand I was forced to return to the shelter much earlier than expected.