Outfit photos are a challenge in Alaska in winter
It has gotten extremely cold lately. Thus, taking style photos becomes a real challenge for both the photographer and me. Once temperatures are around -40oC (-40F) the fingers get easily frozen to the camera body. The battery also does not like these low temperatures and its lifetime is reduced notably. Sometimes the camera just would not work because the battery is too cold. For me it is also pretty uncomfortable as I have to pose in the cold.
Can you believe that Fairbanksans have their photos taken in a bathing suits or just wearing a bikini at 40 below?
Low day light makes outfit photos dificult
A shearling provides good insulation
The outerwear outfits are not so uncomfortable to pose for. It is the indoor outfit. Of course, one could shoot the indoor outfit indoors. However, that requires a flash. I do not like the illumination of flash light photos as much as I like natural light. Thus, I try to have the indoor outfit picture taken outside if possible.
Berets are having a moment
To keep my head warm at these freezing temperatures I added a beret to my outerwear. Ok, this hat also ups the style factor. I always loved berets. When I was a Kid, I had an burnt orange one. When I saw this green beret on sale I had to have it. Not only because it’s a beret, but also because this deep green is my favorite hue of this color.
Photos: G. Kramm
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