Posts Tagged ‘Antarctica’

Iceland 2013 posted and workshops filling up fast.

March 28th, 2013 |  by No comments
Aurora over the Glacial Lagoon in Iceland

Aurora over the Glacial Lagoon in Iceland

I am back home after two fantastic back to back workshops in Iceland.  The aurora is a magnificent sight to see but difficult to photograph in a unique way. I have posted my images from Iceland at I hope you enjoy the images and we will certainly be back to Iceland in the future. For now our other workshops are filling up very fast and Antarctica 2014 has only 3 spots left. This will be the first time we fly both ways to Antarctica and avoid the Drake Passage. Sun Valley is sold out and Greenland has only 10 spaces left. My workshop at Santa Fe and with Greg Gorman also have only limited space and our return to the amazing Atacama Desert has only 5 spaces left. For more information on these workshops or any of our Lightroom Workshops please visit or

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Three New Photo Destination Workshops Antarctica, Greenland, Atacama Desert

February 1st, 2013 |  by No comments


View of Iceberg extending deep into the ocean in Paradise Cove, Antarctica


2014 Antarctica Circle Crossing


February 16-25, 2014




After flying to King George Island (avoiding The Drake Passage) you’ll experience an incredible voyage to beautiful Antarctica on one of the most comfortable expedition vessels in the fleet – The Ocean Nova. You’ll journey south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never sets and few have ever gone!

More than a photo tour, this workshop is a life-changing experience.

Join us for our 6th trip to Antarctica.

Space is limited. You’ll receive lots of personal attention.

Find out more here and reserve your space today

See some of Seth’s Antarctica images 





2013 Greenland Western Fjiords


August 28-September 10, 2013




Join us for a voyage along the spectacular west coast of Greenland . We’llvisit dramatic fiords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful wildlife (polar bears, walrus, seal, whales, and many sea birds).

This is more than a photo tour. This is a life-changing experience. Our photography workshop offer seminars, demonstrations, reviews, special pre/post voyage webinars, and lots of one-on-one attention.

We’ll have Zodiacs dedicated to our photography group only with one instructor guiding each boat.We’ll work closely with the crew to shoot in the best times at the most beautiful places.Most importantly, we’ll work closely with you to help you make the most of the adventure and get the best results possible

 Space in our program is limited, so you’re assured of receiving lots of personalized attention while traveling with fellow voyagers who share your passions.

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You must be on our list to register in our program.

Seth’s images from 2012 trip







2013 Atacama Desert 2013


December 6-14, 2013




Our Atacama/Puna Desert (South America) adventure in December was such a tremendous success that we are returning in December 2013 with an even better itinerary. The trip will sell out extremely fast. Only 6 spaces left. 


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Images from our 2012 trip

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Second Workshop Just Added Auroras/ Night Photography /Glaciers and Ice Caves Added March 6-12, 2013

November 20th, 2012 |  by No comments

Our Auroras and ice Caves Workshop in Icelandsold out so fast that we added a second session March 6-12, 2013. This session only has 9 spots left. If you would like to reserve a spot contact

Einar Erlendsson <>.

Workshop Updates


Our Atacama Desert workshop  December 3 -11 2012 in Chile is sold out .

Our Antarctica South of the Circle Workshop, February 8-21  has only 4 spots left.




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Join us as we head South of the Antarctic Circle Feb 8-21, 2013

July 3rd, 2012 |  by No comments


Having been to the Antarctic Penninsula it would be sensible to ask why go again. It’s been our experience that Antarctica is a location that can’t be fully experienced in one trip. We’ve made four trips and every trip was different. We visit new locations; there are over 40 locations Quark lands at and with each visit we get to visit an average of 10  The ice conditions are always different; one month can make a big difference. Surprisingly, the thing that we’ve found makes the biggest difference is the weather, which affects the light dramatically. You haven’t experienced the riotous colors of the four hour long sunsets we had on our 2005 trip or the “nights” where the sun only skims the horizon but never truly sets south of the circle in 2009. Every time we go, we keep wondering how much more could there be to see and how different could the conditions be and every time we’re surprised that we discover so much more and that locations we know look so different. Each voyage has had an entirely unique character.

What are we personally looking forward to on this trip?

“Why go South of the Antarctic Circle? With all the traveling I have done there are two places which clearly excite more than all others. One is Sossusvlei in Namibia and the other is a magical stretch of Antarctica called the Gullet which is South of the Antarctic Circle. All of Antarctica is beautiful but there are places that I could go back to over an over again. The adventure through the Gullet is one of those experiences. The passage is ice choked and each turn is more magnificent than the one before. Of all of my trips to Antarctica it is by far the most magical place I have been on the continent and the opportunity to return is one which I simply would not pass up.”



“Seth and I agree. The two most sublime landscape experiences I’ve ever had were at Sossusvlei, Namibia and in Antarctica’s The Gullet. The Gullet was the remotest, purest, whitest experience I’ve ever had. It felt like being in a frozen heaven. Quietly cruising on mirror calm waters through the dramatic mountains of Crystal Bay to find the narrow channel through The Gullet (like seeing clouds cascade off high peaks to touch the water and be frozen in place) and through to Margueritte Bay lit up by endless hours of midnight color was one of the most beautiful 24 hours of my life. Many of us didn’t sleep that ‘night’ because we didn’t want to miss anything. We knew while we were there that few people on earth had ever had an experience similar to the one we were having.”



Best wishes,

Seth and JP


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Geotagging in Antarctica, Patagonia, Rwanda and Tanzania with PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

March 10th, 2012 |  by No comments

GPS photo tagging, also known as geotagging, is the process of embedding a digital photo with latitude, longitude and even altitude data.  I like gadgets and for the past several years I have been searching for an inexpensive but accurate way of geotagging my images. I am a Canon user and while there are many devices for Nikon cameras there are relatively few for Canon.  Ironically the iPhone does a great job.
My search for a device that would work with all my Canon Cameras became more imperative because I was writing a book on Lightroom 4 and it was clear during development that LR4 was going to include a Map Module. I called my friends at B&H on a regular basis and kept asking what do you have for GPS and Canon? I further complicated my request because I wanted to be able to work with Raw files. Finally just before I went to Antarctica in December, my good friend Gabe found me a device to try. The GistePhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is an inexpensive $49.95 device which works. The Skytrag GPS chipset allows you to precisely record and review your trip. I used the device extensively in Antarctica and then again in February 2012 in Rwanda and Tanzania.

When my device arrived I was totally psyched until I tried to use the software that comes with the device which is nothing less than atrocious. The Gisteq PhotoTracr application required all kinds of finagling to get it to work on Lion Mac 10.7.3 Lion and even after getting it to work the software was tough to figure out and is really suitable for jpegs and not for tagging raw files. I was ready to give up and then discovered an awesome piece of software called myTracks from the Apple Application store. My Tracks was a dream and I was able to geotag my images and export a track log which I was able to import into Lightroom 4 and fully take advantage of the Map Module.

PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900


Nancy Leigh photographed me in a cravasse in Patagonia with the PhotoTrackr Mini hanging recording GPS


Using the PhotoTrackr mini in Rwanda


MyTracks is an awesome application. Here we have a track from the gorillas in Rwanda showing the altitudes during each shot on our hike in the rain forest.


The track log is easily imported into Lightroom 4



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August 29th, 2011 |  by No comments


Lightroom Workshops


New York   Oct. 1-4 2011
Miami Beach Oct. 16-19 2011
San Francisco Nov. 4-7 2011


Dallas Jan. 27-30
Miami Beach Feb. 27-March 1
Los Angeles Mar.14-17
NYC   Apr.11-14
Chicago June 3-6
Seattle July 27-30
Boston Oct. 12-15
Miami Beach Nov. 5-8



Creative Workshops 

Seth & Greg Gorman/ Mendocino (Sold Out)
September 11-16, 2011

Antarctica (Sold Out)
November 29-December 10, 2011

Patagonia (3 spaces left)
December 10-December 14, 2011

Gorillas, Chimps, Volcanos of Rwanda (Private Trip)
February 11-February 19, 2012

D65 Africa Spectacular (12 spaces total 7 left)
May 6 – May 21, 2012

Iceland Seth Resnick & John Paul Caponigro (24 spaces,12 left)
August 25-Sept 1, 2011

Greenland and the Arctic– Polar Bears, Walrus,  Fiords (50% full)
September 4-17, 2012

Atacama Desert, Chile

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Two Visions Collide

June 6th, 2011 |  by No comments

One of my most educational experiences in Antarctica was shooting side by side next to JP (John Paul Caponigro). We are cruising along and the captain announces that there is an interesting iceberg coming up on Port Side. Instantly the photographers are armed and ready and lined up along the rail for the assault. This kind of shooting can be aggravating or it can be a most enjoyable experience depending on how you handle it. I am about 4 inches from JP on one side and Jeff Schewe on the other. I look out at this iceberg and instantly said to myself that the only image that will work is with a 300mm and a 2x converter. JP whips out his 28mm and I stopped and think HUH. No way can you shoot this blip on the horizon with a 28mm. In fact I wished I had my 800mm. We both have the same reaction.” What are you seeing?” We instinctively trade cameras and we both burst out into laughter. JP is shooting this horizontal line with a little blip ( and it is amazing) and I am isolating just the side of this iceberg with great light. Side by side with 4 inches between us and you would never know we were even on the same boat.

This experience repeated itself multiple times on all three of our trips. Here I am with my 300 and JP is next to me with a 28mm and we are shooting the same thing. The biggest irony was several times I would  think about how JP would shoot and I would show up on deck with a 14mm and JP would show up with a 300mm. We had such an influence on each other and to this day every time I pull out my wide angle lens I think about JP.

As visual artists we all see the world differently. Sharing those experiences can be truly educational and enlightening.

Read JP’s version here
Find out more about our Digital Photography Destinations workshops here where we have some of the greatest instructors all at the same time for your unique learning and photographing experience.


Long Lens Marguerite Bay

Wide angle view of iceberg in Marguerite Bay


Long lens Cierva Cove

Wide angle Cierva Cove


Long Lens Scotia Sea

Wide view Scotia Sea


Long lens Orne Harbour

Wide angle Orne Harbour

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Fire and Ice and Perfect Pixels Too!, Thursday October 21, 2010 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM- Adorama 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor, New York

October 16th, 2010 |  by Comments off

Fire and Ice and Perfect Pixels Too!

An Evening with Seth Resnick, Canon Explorer of Light

During this presentation, Seth will show spectacular images from his recent travels to the volcanic eruption in Iceland and from his trips to Antarctica, and he will talk about how to bring back images that are more than just tourist pictures. He will discuss how to bring your picture making to a new level and will show you some tips and tricks on processing digital files, as well as managing and keeping track of your digital files. Seth will demonstrate some Photoshop and Lightroom secrets to help ease your workflow.

This is the perfect opportunity to see why Seth’s inspired photography and technological expertise make him one of the top influencers in photography today.

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Speaking events coming up on October 20th in Stamford, CT and October 21 at Adorama in NY

October 7th, 2010 |  by Comments off

On October 20, 2010 I will be speaking at The Photography Club of Lower Fairfield County. The event is free and opened to the public and titled R&R FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Resilience & Rejuvenation, or How to Last & Love What You Do .

For additional info

On October 21, 2010 I will be speaking at Adorama in New York. I will be showing images from Iceland and Antarctica as well as some Lightroom and Photoshop tricks. For additional info

Both events are sponsored by Canon as part of the Canon Explorer of Light program

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