Tips for Shooting in Cold Weather
Husband-and-wife team Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg have been taking photos for National Geographic magazine for more than three decades. Here they share tips for photographing in cold weather.
We are packing up our equipment to return to Antarctica and visit South Georgia for the first time—a good time to share some of our favorite tips for shooting in cold weather.
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the continent of Antarctica. This area is teeming with wildlife and has many different forms of ice. It also presents some of the most extreme photo-shooting conditions on the planet. You have a chance to photograph leopard seals, humpback whales, and penguins of all sorts. Antarctic weather has a tendency to change frequently, so you need to be prepared for all conditions when setting foot on shore. One minute the sun is out, and the next you might be sailing into