Expedition Photography 2012
Where geography and photography meet in 2012 & 2013 with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic
expedition photography where geography & photography meet | 2012-13 TM b 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) expedition with 3 distinct components photography an exclusive program Travel aboard the ships of the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet: explore remarkable geographies like Gal�pagos, Baja California, Antarctica, the Arctic and more -- and have professional photographers at your side and at your service. Wherever you are on your photographic journey, we can meet you. Our Expedition Photography program features three distinct components: 1 2 3 Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor aboard every ship in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet Our Certified Photo Instructors will help you turn your point & shoot into an "aim & create" camera -- to take the best photos of your life. (See page 2) A National Geographic photographer aboard every departure of National Geographic Explorer, the world's ultimate expedition ship The opportunity to travel with a National Geographic photographer will inspire you as you pick up tips in exciting field situations -- to increase your skills. (See page 8) Photo Expeditions: select departures custom-tailored to create extraordinary opportunities for photographers of all levels If you are an avid photographer or simply eager to learn how to make better pictures with your digital camera, then consider joining one of our popular Photo Expeditions, adventurous itineraries designed by photographers for photographers. (See page 14) Plus, onboard amenities make Expedition Photography even more rewarding: a handy Mac kiosk for downloading memory cards: talks, critiques, slideshows; "Laptop Gallery" events; and post-voyage photo ideas, including making a gorgeous photo book keepsake. No workshop or class can duplicate the exclusive blend of travel, natural history, world-class photo ops and pro guidance that Expedition Photography provides. Now, see why. WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 1 a lindblad expeditions-national geogra is aboard every ship in 2 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) phic certified photo instructor the lindblad-national geographic fleet Board any of our ships with National Geographic in the name and you'll meet a knowledgeable, engaging certified Photo Instructor. This veteran naturalist is specially trained to assist you with camera settings, the basic elements of framing, composition and lighting; and to provide shooting tips in the field to ensure you go home with fantastic photos. Unlike a photography class or workshop, an expedition is a highly dynamic environment, where an incredible sighting can occur at any moment. So the fact that your Photo Instructor is also a skilled naturalist is invaluable. He or she can help you better understand the wildlife, so you can be at the right place at the right time to capture amazing behavior � whether you're shooting from the ship's deck, a Zodiac or on a walk. Take an expedition with us and you'll not only have the experience of a lifetime, you'll have the shots to prove it. Key Benefits: Understand your camera; experiment with settings other than `Auto' Learn photography basics to ensure better photos Presentations, breakout sessions and slide shows to accelerate your progress Onboard Mac photo kiosks for freeing up memory card space Clockwise from top left: Ralph Lee Hopkins, Mike Nolan & CT Ticknor, Cindy Manning, Stewart Aitchison, Mike Greenfelder, Karen Copeland, Sharon Grainger, Alberto Montavdon Ferrer, Linda Burback. Center: Rikki & Jack Swenson. WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 3 Your camera is a travel tool " Our expeditions are perfect environments for people traveling together who have different interests. Often non-photographer companions used to accuse photographers of "hiding inside their viewfinders." Now, it's apparent to everyone that through photography people are able to be "present" in these inspiring geographies in a profound way. To shoot great photos you have to learn, observe and really see. A camera is a great tool for living in the moment. And for photographers' companions -- there's a world of possibilities and activities every day aboard all of our expeditions. -- RALPh Lee hOPkins, DiRectOR Of exPeDitiOn PhOtOgRAPhy, nAtiOnAL geOgRAPhic PhOtOgRAPheR " " `The best camera to have is the one that's with you all the time,' goes the adage. So you can participate in the fun of Expedition Photography even with your iPhone. It makes it easy to take and share your photos on social media sites and with close friends and family. I've been teaching some onboard workshops in iPhone photography, and the images people capture with it can be very intimate and moving. This in itself is something marvelous. -- COTTON COULSON, NATIONAL GEOGrAPHIC PHOTOGrAPHEr " 6 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) Learn how to `aim & create' Most guests aboard our ships have point & shoot cameras. But our certified Photo Instructors prefer another term: "aim & create." And when you see the results you get from working with your Instructor, you'll understand why it's apt. You'll learn how to to use settings other than Auto, and about the power in your camera box. When you're out in the field with a Photo Instructor, you'll have someone helping you understand the conditions and the elements of composition to consider as well as the buttons, so you can make images that better express what you see and feel. Discover new challenges A considerable number of our guests have invested in their passion for photography -- money on gear, and time on learning how best to use it. For them, Expedition Photography offers a perfect set of conditions. Having the ship as mobile base camp means never being without gear options. Park your gear bag beside you and have what you need at hand: the ship is a perfect shooting platform. Or challenge yourself to experiment with shooting from a Zodiac, a kayak or on a trail walk. Daily variety -- subjects, light, weather -- plus, the services of onboard pros for answers and timely tips, and onboard talks and share sessions, provide everything you need to make quantum leaps on your road to mastery. And whether you use a DSLR, point & shoot or simply your smartphone camera, you'll profit from instruction and advice -- to go home with your best shots ever. WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 7 a national geographic photographer is on every departure aboard national geographic explorer Shoot with and learn from the acknowledged best: National Geographic photographers. The same pros who astound the world each month in the pages of NatioNal GeoGraphic magazine are on every departure aboard National Geographic Explorer as she journeys from Antarctica to the Arctic North, and all the marvels in-between. They explore with us because they're excited to share the expedition experience and their skills with photo enthusiasts of all levels. At your side on deck or in field situations, they provide inspiration, tips and advice gleaned over the course of their careers. They also offer supportive critiques and informative onboard presentations. It's interesting to ask your National Geographic photographer about their magazine stories and subjects over drinks or dinner. And nothing boosts your confidence like shooting alongside a published pro--knowing that you're aiming at the same polar bear, penguin or incredible sunset, and getting the same awesome shot. Join us aboard National Geographic Explorer, the world's ultimate expedition ship, and go home with the best photos of your life. Clockwise from top left: Flip Nicklin, Michael Melford, Jay Dickman, Massimo Basano, Bob Krist, Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson, David Doubilet, Jim Richardson. Key Benefits: get inspired to step up your game Participate in a mock "On Assignment" exercise & see how a pro would approach the context or the subject Presentations, breakout sessions and slide shows to accelerate your progress Onboard Mac photo kiosks for freeing up memory card space if you choose to travel without your laptop WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 9 Travel with inspiring pros The same talented, intrepid pros who have made NATIONAL GEOGrAPHIC the monthly must-read for anyone interested in images are your partners in adventure. Paul Nicklen, featured here, is the author of Polar Obsession, a frequent contributor to NatioNal GeoGraphic and a frequent guest aboard National Geographic Explorer. He and the other National Geographic photographers you'll meet when you travel with us are natural observers of the world and its subjects, and supremely gifted storytellers. They're engaging traveling companions who will inspire your image-making, and provide valuable guidance. Paul Nicklen's Polar Obsession is a gorgeous book. Voyage to the Arctic with us for your own chance to shoot this pristine part of the planet. NAtIoNAL GEoGrAPhIC MAGAzINE, dECEMbEr 2009 For this story, writer Kenneth Brower and photographer Paul Nicklen experienced South Georgia aboard National Geographic Explorer. Their article "Resurrection Island" describes what they saw as the ship retraced Shackleton's fabled dead-reckoned run to South Georgia in the James Caird. WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 11 Shoot as if you're on assignment " What Sisse & I often do with a group when we're out exploring is structure an exercise. We ask them to imagine they're on a National Geographic assignment, and we share what's going through our heads as we see pictures. We get them to look for iconic shots that give their overall impression of a place and could be the lead photo in an article; and detail shots to convey flavor. These images, taken in Tromso, Norway last season captured the uniqueness and authenticity of the place. And the participants got to add visual storytelling to their expanding skills as photographers. -- cOttOn cOULsOn, nAtiOnAL geOgRAPhic PhOtOgRAPheR " WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 13 photo expeditions designed by photog are special exp 14 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) raphers for photographers editions focused on capturing images Imagine traveling to a geography you've always wanted to explore, with 360� photo ops, perfect light, someone at your elbow to give you the tip you need when you need it, and all the time you want to get your shots right. That's what our Photo Expeditions give you -- whether you're a beginner, advanced hobbyist, or serious shooter. The product of our collective experience and know-how, these select departures are custom-tailored for shooting, and accompanied by our certified Photo Instructors and National Geographic photographers for assistance, instruction, tech support and tips. They feature outings timed to take advantage of the best light -- aboard Zodiacs for up-close encounters with marine mammals, or on trail hikes. Plus, unique "share & learn" opportunities like onboard photo clinics, oneto-one critiques and inclusive "Laptop gallery" events to see each other's shots. Join us on a Photo Expedition and we assure you you'll have the time of your life, capture amazing images and return home a better, more confident photographer. Key Benefits: the excitement of exploration plus immersion in photography Activities structured to meet photographers' unique needs: incredible subjects, ideal light, time to work on shots national geographic photographers and certified Photo instructors onboard, plus the company of likeminded others & engaging presentations, breakout sessions and slide shows Onboard Mac photo kiosks for freeing up memory card space A host of activities means a great time for photographers' traveling companions too 15 The luxury of time " In places like Baja, Alaska, Antarctica and the Arctic, the light is just spectacular at specific times of the day. And on a Photo Expedition, we're there for it. We arrange dawn landings to catch early morning light, and linger at golden hour to make the most of this unique lighting situation. Whether we're out on a Zodiac cruise looking for wildlife or on a walk looking for scenic ops, because we're on a Photo Expedition, you have the luxury of time to get your shot. And the ship will stop, hold and allow us to capture all the spontaneous moments along the way. -- RALPh Lee hOPkins, DiRectOR Of exPeDitiOn PhOtOgRAPhy " Sven Lindblad, a photographer once and always Sven learned the travel business from his father, Lars-Eric Lindblad, who founded Lindblad Travel in 1958 and pioneered expedition travel. Before following in his father's footsteps, however, he spent formative years in Africa -- as a professional photographer. He shot for magazines, worked on documentary films, and published several books with rizzoli. His personal passion for photography is integral to the company's character. From the beginning, Sven and other photographers aboard captured the essence of our expeditions in pictures. Since 1976, the photos, and later the videos, featured in our brochures and on our website have been shot by the photographers and videographers who work aboard our ships. Sven's shots -- from ongoing visits to Gal�pagos, Alaska, Antarctica, Baja and more, with his family or with friends -- are often featured, proving definitely that once a photographer, always a photographer. tO see A PeRsOnAL PhOtO essAy by sven On ALAskA, PLeAse visit exPeDitiOns.cOM/shARingALAskA " It's phenomenal ... and it's thanks to Sven's unique advocacy that we can be be out here doing this work and make these photo ops possible for our guests. -- RALPh Lee hOPkins, DiRectOR Of exPeDitiOn PhOtOgRAPhy " WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 19 Photo Expeditions Date Gal�paGos nov 9, 2012 nov 16, 2012 Jan 4, 2013 Jan 11, 2013 feb 22, 2013 Mar 1, 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Jun 14, 2013 Oct 25, 2013 nov 1, 2013 Aboard national geographic endeavour Aboard national geographic endeavour Aboard national geographic endeavour Aboard national geographic endeavour Aboard national geographic endeavour Aboard national geographic endeavour gal�pagos Aboard national geographic endeavour gal�pagos Aboard national geographic endeavour gal�pagos Aboard national geographic endeavour gal�pagos Aboard national geographic endeavour exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness exploring Alaska's coastal Wilderness Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands Alaska, british columbia and san Juan islands baja california: A Remarkable Journey costa Rica & the Panama canal costa Rica & the Panama canal costa Rica & the Panama canal + Monteverde cloud forest costa Rica & the Panama canal + Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal volcano and sarapiqu� 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 12 12 12 12 8 8 8 8 12 12 8 8 8 11 15 itinerary Days alasKa Aug 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012 sep 1, 2012 sep 2, 2012 Apr 30, 2013 May 1, 2013 Jun 1, 2013 Jun 9, 2013 Aug 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 Aug 31, 2013 sep 1, 2013 Baja california Mar 23, 2013 costa rica Dec 1, 2012 Dec 8, 2012 feb 20, 2013 Mar 2, 2013 *Chances are we'll add new departures-please call for updates. nAtiOnAL geOgRAPhic PhOtOgRAPheRs AccOMPAny eveRy DePARtURe On the NATIONAl GEOGrAPhIC ExPlOrEr. fOR DestinAtiOn & DAtes check WWW.exPeDitiOns.cOM/exPLOReR_2012 visit exPeDitiOns.cOM/PhOtO AnD seARch by shiP in OUR exPeDitiOn PLAnneR fOR nAtiOnAL geOgRAPhic shiP DePARtURes With ceRtifieD PhOtO instRUctORs AbOARD WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 21 Share & preserve your photos Creating a record of your expedition is an unmatched opportunity for creative self-expression. Using your personal Expedition Photo Journal (see details below) you can stash and share your words and images with the members of your expedition community. Don't worry if you missed a shot -- chances are somebody else got it! And while bandwidth is either unavailable or limited in many places we explore, your Expedition Photo Journal keeps your photo trove safe on your laptop during the voyage -- ready to amaze friends, family and fellow photo enthusiasts later through popular social media options like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. In addition, you can turn your saved images and notes into a beautiful book (at right) that captures the memory forever. Your Expedition Photo Journal, shown on this screen below, is an exclusive gift for you and your fellow booked guests. Use it to: Meet people on your departure before you go; save and organize your photos & notes on your laptop during the voyage; share & swap photos after the voyage, and stay in touch with your new-found friends. 22 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) One-of-a kind photo book At your side on deck or in field situations, the National Geographic photographers and certified Photo Instructors aboard provide inspiration, tips and advice gleaned from experience. They also offer supportive critiques and informative on-board presentations. They'll help you to take your best photos ever. Then, you'll have everything you need to create a lasting record of your adventure -- a photo book, containing your images, words as text or just captions, and even voyage DErs, if you choose. Making a personalized photo book is an exercise in self-expression that's easy, rewarding and a wonderful keepsake to share with family and friends. It all starts with your Expedition Photo Journal, provided to you when you make your reservation. Ask your Expedition Specialist about it when you call. Store your photos, notes for captions and other musings on your laptop during the voyage. Then, when you return home (where there's far better bandwidth than in remote regions,) you'll be able to create a beautiful coffee-table book -- like the sample shown here. Using simple templates and clear instructions, you'll find it easy and deeply rewarding to create this lasting keepsake. Size of sample shown: 12 �" x 11" WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 23 The excitement begins as soon as you book When you book your expedition, you'll receive an email containing a password to enter our online documents site. There you'll find your travel forms and information -- plus special features, exclusively for photo enthusiasts. 24 1.800.EXPEDITION (1.800.397.3348) Videos With Tips for Booked Guests ralph Lee Hopkins, our Director of Expedition Photography, greets you in an exciting video preview of the up-close and personal photo ops that await you on the expedition you've chosen. National Geographic photographers present various tips on shooting in the geography you're about to explore. Know-before-you-go info A short list of practice suggestions help you get acquainted with your camera before you meet your onboard certified Photo Instructor for more hands-on help A handy packing guide ensures you'll take along just what you need Questions about Expedition Photography? Call our knowledgeable Expedition Specialists for answers 1.800.397.3348. Reservation Hours: Monday � Friday 9am � 8pm ET Saturday & Sunday 10am � 5pm ET Gear recommendations for every level from beginner to advanced helps you fill in anything you might be missing And An Exclusive Pre-Travel Webinar Prior to your departure aboard a Lindblad-National Geographic ship, you'll be invited to a private webinar, hosted by ralph Lee Hopkins, our Director of Expedition Photography and a National Geographic photographer, to better prepare you for your photography adventure. You'll learn more about what to expect, what the experience will be like -- and get answers to your specific questions. Photo Credits: Ken Carlson, Stewart Cohen, Ralph Lee Hopkins, Sven-Olof Lindblad, Richard Maack, Paul Nicklen, Flip Nicklin, Michael S. Nolan. WWW.EXPEDITIONS.COM 25 TM PrSrT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAiD LINDBLAD ExPEDITIONS 96 Morton Street New York, NY 10014 Account number: expedition code: 2PhOfUA2 1.800.EXPEDITION | www.EXPEDITIONs.cOm C Printed on 20% recycled content paper with soy-based inks. We recommend that you pass this along for others to enjoy or recycle. PHT-042 as astonishing as the photos in national Geographic and an exhilarating life adventure: a lindblad-national Geographic expedition photography adventure TM Lindblad expeditions and national geographic have joined forces to further inspire the world through expedition travel. Our collaboration in exploration, research, technology and conservation will provide extraordinary travel experiences and disseminate geographic knowledge around the globe.