Typically, photography is harder at extreme temperatures. Snow, frost and ice all make for spectacular winter scenes, but most cameras are designed to operate only above 0°C/32°F. Similarly, extremely hot environments can cause cameras to overheat, while sandy locations increase the risk of non-sealed equipment getting damaged.
Many Canon cameras have weather-sealing and can function in surprisingly severe conditions, but you must also consider the human element. Photographing in extreme environments can be as tough on you as it is on your gear.
Obviously then, you'll need to be careful when shooting in extreme temperatures, making sure you check weather forecasts before you set out and packing the appropriate clothing and outdoor photography gear. However, it also pays to have a few practical photography tips at hand to help things go as smoothly as possible. Here are our top tips for shooting in very cold and hot conditions.