Shooting in far-removed destinations like Siberia and the Lofoten Islands in Norway involves careful planning. In particular, the snow and ice landscapes showcased in Punpeng’s work require navigating unpredictable weather conditions and terrain; however, such obstacles rarely deter the photographer's enthusiasm. On the contrary, Punpeng is passionate about travelling to unusual locations.
“I am excited every time I get a chance to take photos in new places… if you talk about snow and ice landscapes, well, I am Thai, and Thailand is a tropical country, so it’s very different for me”.
That is not to say that shooting in these conditions is easy. Punpeng notes the importance of choosing the correct gear when working in unfamiliar, outlying regions. His must-have piece of equipment is a Nikon D800E and two lenses - the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. Before an expedition, Punpeng also suggests that photographers conduct thorough research, and carry multiple sets of SD cards and batteries, especially in colder climates. “Carry spare batteries, more than usual… because the temperature is very low, it will cause them to drain faster”.