Nature Photography Blog

John Slonina is a professional nature photographers. His company Slonina Nature Photography leads instructional photo tours and workshops throughout the United States. His photo tours visits several national parks which include Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Arches, Canyonlands, Everglades, Big Cypress, Katmai and Lake Clark.


Winter Photography Dress Tips (Head Gear)


The human body loses the most head from the hand, feet, and head.

Here are some accessories for winter travel that I recommend


In cold weather, you lose much of your heat through your head and neck - 30% or more! Why not preserve warmth by simply donning a winter hat?

Your hat needs to insulate and breathe well, to let excess heat and perspiration escape. Synthetic hat materials like Windstopper® polyester and acrylic knits stay warm when wet, as does natural wool. Also, look for itchless materials or linings, since a hat can really become uncomfortable without them.


A neck gaiter is a sleeve that fits over your head and covers the neck area like a scarf; however, it is better than a scarf since it has no loose ends and is snug. It can also be pulled up to cover the chin and the mouth when it is windy. 









A fleece-lined facemask with breathing holes for the mouth and nose. This minimizes condensation which is bad on your skin.