If you are walking near the Spree in Fall and Winter be careful of sudden, strong gusts of wind. I was walking near the Markiisches Museum when a gust blew the lightweight glasses I was wearing into the river. Luckily, I had a spare back at the hotel.
It was either snowing a little and some sunshine when I was in Berlin in February. Sunlight is not always good for taking pictures. It was more difficult to take pictures of shadowed objects at sunny weather. It was too large contrast between shadowed church and sunny sky, hmm... look at my picture.
My top 5 advices:
1. on sunny day avoid taking pics in midday, better just after sunrise or before sunset,
2. avoid taking pictures with objects of large contrast (white and black),
3. use 100 DIN film at sunny days and 400 DIN at bad light (or change it in your digital camera if possible),
4. use manual white-black balance if possible and if you know how to do it hehe,
5. keep smiling :-))) and follow the links below.
- Digital Photography Review - the world's best internet service on digital cameras;
- ShortCourses - a complete guide to digital cameras, digital photography, and digital video;
- Digital Photography. The Textbook - for beginners in photography,
- photo.net - one of the world's largest photo portals online.
Have a great fun :-)
Berlin does have pretty cold winters. Since I have lived here we have had a white Christmas every year and then the snow stays around until about march.