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Antarctic Photo Tours

Published February 18th, 2012

Antarctic Photography Tours 2012



I'm very excited to be returning to Antarctica on board the Russian research ship,Akademik Ioffe. This was the ship I traveled on during my first voyage to Antarctica and is one of the best vessels in its class for polar travel of this nature.



Have you ever wondered what it really takes to capture some of the images you've seen on the walls in my gallery? Here's your chance to not only explore the incredible scenery and experience the amazing wildlife of Antarctica, but to do so with me as your personal photography instructor and guide. Having made several voyages to photograph this remote part of the globe, I have the knowledge and skills required to make this an unforgettable opportunity for you to learn how to capture the best photos possible in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Knowing and having worked with the wonderful, knowledgeable staff of One Ocean Expeditions over the past years will help to ensure every possible photo opportunity is made available, pointed out and taken advantage of during your Antarctic voyage.




Each day during the expedition you'll have the opportunity to ask me photography questions, be it during formal presentations, while we're out on deck, zodiac cruising the iceberg fields, or on one of the many shore excursions. Along with covering some of the basics of photography I will be discussing how to get the best shots of local wildlife, how to prepare, both yourself and your equipment, for the conditions you'll encounter, and I'll be available to review your work as requested during the voyage. Towards the finals days of your adventure, I'll concentrate on digital photo editing so you'll have a better understanding of when to use the "delete" button and how to best process your final collection of images.

Six years ago I made my first trip "South" after reading about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance expedition of 1914. Seeing the incredible images the expedition photographer Frank Hurley created under very harsh conditions from this part of the world, convinced me I had to go. It truly was a life changing experience, both personally and in my career. I can promise you, visiting Antarctica will be an experience and education far beyond anything you might have imagined, and I look forward to helping you capture the adventure with your camera.



For more information please check out this page. http://westlightimages.com/polar_tours/antarctic.html
You may also see video I've shot during some of my Tours on my YouTube Channel....http://www.youtube.com/user/westlightimages?feature=mhee

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Memorial at Peterman Island in Antarctica by David C. Schultz.

  • February 20th, 2011
  • Nikon D3X
  • 116mm / f/8 / 1/1250 sec
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An iceberg and the mountains on Cuverville Island along the Antarctic Peninsula by David C. Schultz.

  • February 21st, 2011
  • Nikon D3X
  • 98mm / f/8 / 1/3200 sec
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Bubble rails on the side of an iceberg in Antarctica by David C. Schultz.

  • February 20th, 2011
  • Nikon D3X
  • 28mm / f/10 / 1/1000 sec
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"Woolies" which are one year old king penguin chicks, with one adult, by David C. Schultz.

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A bull fur seal and king penguins on the beach at South Georgia Island, by David C. Schultz.

  • November 25th, 2006
  • Nikon D2X
  • 135mm / f/6.3 / 1/1250 sec

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