Tip: Use Hand Warmers to Extend the Life of Camera Batteries in Cold Weather

Here’s a short and sweet 2-minute-tip by New York-based photographer sports and music photographer David Bergman on the subject of using your camera in extremely cold weather. Batteries lose capacity when temperatures drop, so it’s important to keep them as warm as possible so they can keep powering your camera and gear as long as possible.

Bergman’s tip is to keep spare batteries with activated chemical hand warmers in your pocket while you’re shooting. And if you only have one battery, you can even strap a hand warmer to your camera to squeeze out some extra juice.