Canada is known for being cold, so when temperatures drop the gear comes out. Capturing that perfect moment can mean standing still for long periods of time. Setting up camera gear, tri-pods, getting different angles and trying different light exposures all take time. Bundling up to stay warm isn't an option, its mandatory. Otherwise, Canadians and travelling photographers would be stuck inside drinking coffee with a hint of baileys while taking indoor pictures of cabins, wool sweaters and Hudson bay blankets. As great as that sounds, Canada's outdoor winter beauty is no match.
Getting dressed for freezing temperatures across Canada can vary. Locations with a lot of moisture can send an instant chill down a person's body if the proper gear isn't worn. Freezing, dry areas can have a lot of wind which blows right through jackets and pants. Most people try to layer, which can mean range of motion is restricted and also create a sense of discomfort. Further to this, style is becoming more and more important. Depending on the type of traveling photographer, lifestyle apparel is used to pop colour, brands and elements into the still images.
Northern Layer has made a list of four coats for the travelling photographer. These four coats are guaranteed to survive Canadian temperatures, while adding personal style and options of additional colour and elements to photographs.