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Remembering a Nat Geo Photographer

Antarctica. Estonia. Berlin. Florence. With his wife and professional partner Sisse Brimberg always nearby, photographer Cotton Coulson framed the world in a way that made it beautiful and real at the same time. “He was especially adept at approaching a European city,” notes National Geographic Traveler magazine’s director of photography, Dan Westergren. “He trained his lens on what gave a place its soul.”

Photo Lesson: Setting the Scene

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

Photo Lesson: Evoking Mood

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

Photo Lesson: Seeing and Using Light

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

Photo Lesson: Conveying Motion

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

The Changing Face of Travel

Traveler’s 30-year history coincides, roughly, with the rise of travel as a widespread phenomenon. As we celebrate the magazine’s anniversary, I asked a dozen movers and shakers in the Nat Geo Travel family to share the biggest changes they’ve seen in the past three decades—and their hopes for the future. Here’s what they had to say.

Viewfinders: Cotton Coulson + Sisse Brimberg

Traveler contributing photographers Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg have been part of the National Geographic family for years. Most recently, the husband-and-wife duo photographed “Danish Modern,” which ran in the magazine’s November 2013 issue. Here’s a brief look at the creative couple and their singular view of the world.

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

National Geographic Traveler’s director of photography, Dan Westergren, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine. The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be hard, if not impossible, to make the final cut. So we asked…

Packing List: Antarctica

It took Ernest Shackleton years to prepare for his expedition to Antarctica. Modern-day travelers will need to plan in advance as well. Here are a few practical tips to get you started, including what to bring.

The 10 Best Traveler Photos of 2012

National Geographic Traveler’s Senior Photo Editor, Dan Westergren, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine. The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be hard, if not impossible, to make the final cut.

So we asked Dan to make an even tougher call: out of all the photos that ran in every single issue of Traveler this year, which ten were his favorites and why?

Behind the Lens: Cotton Coulson & Sisse Brimberg

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Husband-and-wife photography powerhouse Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg have been shooting for the National Geographic Society for years. They recently traveled to St. Petersburg to photograph the city for a recent Traveler feature. The magazine’s photo editor Krista Rossow caught up with the pair to get the behind-the-lens scoop about their shoot and how the city has changed since the Soviet era.