Get planning for the photo trips.

It is the time of year that I get planning for future photography trips. The first item on the agenda is to sort the clothing for the winter. When you are out in the landscape you need to be prepared. 

My walking boots are solid and waterproof so good for winter. Make sure your boots have enough room for 2 pairs of socks,  a thin layer next to skin. A thick pair of wool is the best for the thick outer  pair. I have purchased some heavy weight walking trousers. When you are stood about setting up camera equipment or waiting for the light, you can get very cold. When very cold a pair of thermal long johns will be needed as well. Stood about in freezing weather conditions is not about fashion. 

Layers are what you need up top so start with a thermal vest. A good long sleeved shirt. On top of this should be a fleece. For the outer layer is a good insulated coat. Though I have a good waterproof coat I am adding an insulated down jacket. You do need to retain heat as much as possible.

Hats and gloves are a necessity as well. Most of your body heat is lost through your head, keep it covered. You need to keep the hands warm to work the camera.  

Extra survival equipment is always kept in my photography rucksack which has been talked about previously. 

I am in the early stages of planning a major photography trip for next year. The trip will be  in April next year. My plan is to do what is called the Scotland 500, starting and finishing at Inverness. The plan is to buy a camper van before this trip as wild camping is possible in the area. The route could change a bit by April but I will fill you in on details as plans progress.  

Scxotland, map.
Scotland 500