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New Payment Terms for our Arctic Voyage 9/14/ -9/17, 2012

November 14th, 2011 |  by No comments

New payment terms!
Reserve your space for only $2,500.
Email – Terri.chalmers@quarkexpeditions.com

The trip is half full now!…

Locations – Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland
Leaders – John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick (D-65)

Guest Instructors – Eric Meola,Arthur Meyerson, +Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson

 

Greenland


Dates Sept. 4-17 2012
Tuition $13,990   single cabin
$10,990   double cabin
$8,990     triple cabin
Registration terri.chalmers@quarkexpeditions.com

Join us September 4-17, 2012 in the Arctic (Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland) for a digital photography workshop/cruise unlike any other. We’ll visit, spectacular fiords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful wildlife (polar bears, walrus, seal, whales, and many sea birds).

Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and post-processing are only a few of the topics presented.

Workshop leaders are John Paul Caponigro, and Seth Resnick.

Guest instructors are Eric MeolaArthur Meyerson, and Ragnar th Sigurdsson.

Register

Contact – Terri Chambers

Email        Terri.chalmers@quarkexpeditions.com

Phone      416-504-8979 ext. 246

Price

$8,990     triple cabin
$10,990   double cabin
$13,990   single cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 – Embarkation Day, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Your adventure begins when you board your ship in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Enjoy your first view of Spitsbergen’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains, rising majestically from icy Arctic waters.
Day 2 to 3 – Exploring Spitsbergen
Largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, Spitsbergen is famed for its abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts, steep-walled fjords and the tiny international research community of Ny Alesund. Wildlife-viewing opportunities include walrus, polar bear and the unique Spitsbergen reindeer. Birders will thrill to see Arctic Terns, skuas, Long-tailed Ducks, kittiwakes and Glaucous Gulls. As an added bonus, when conditions are right, you could sail within 10° of the North Pole!
Day 4 to 5 – Greenland Sea
While sailing the historic Greenland Sea, you’ll learn about the wildlife and history of Spitsbergen, your next stop. On deck you’ll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar – watch a movie – there are many things to do at sea.
Day 6 to 10 – Scoresbysund, Eastern Greenland
During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy sea-level Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Sail the ice edge searching for walrus and polar bear. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, because 40% of the world’s population of this fascinating mammal lives on the east coast of Greenland. Finally, sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, birthplace of many icebergs, and – some say – the most beautiful fjord system in the world.
Day 11 to 12 – At Sea in the Denmark Strait
Sail through the Denmark Strait en route to Greenland’s mysterious eastern shore. Your onboard Expedition Team keeps you informed and entertained with
presentations about area wildlife- especially the seabirds you’ll see soaring above your ship.
Day 13 – Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)
Named long ago for Irishmen (Westmen) enslaved by the medieval Norse-Gaels, this small archipelago is one of Iceland’s gems. Here you’ll learn of the area’s fascinating history and famed volcanic geology while touring the town of Heimaey. There’s also a good chance you’ll spot large colonies of puffins on one of the outlying islands.
Day 14 – Disembarkation Day, Reykjavik, Iceland
We’ll say our farewell’s with a heavy heart as our adventure ends in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Seth Resnick provides candid answers to a variety of questions

November 11th, 2011 |  by No comments

John Paul Caponigro has done a series of interviews with the likes of Arthur Meyerson, Eric Meola, Sean Duggan and now with Seth Resnick. This fun interview is based on spontaneous answers to every question imaginable.

http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog/category/photographers-on-photography-2/

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Registration Is Open – Arctic Voyage (Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland) Sep 4-17, 2012- icebergs, fiords, walrus, whales, polar bears and ancient fishing villages

June 21st, 2011 |  by No comments

Registration is now open for our 2012 Arctic voyage to Greenland.

Registration Is Open - Arctic Voyage (Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland) Sep 4-17, 2012- ancient fishing villages, icebergs, fiords, walrus, whales, polar bears

 

 

 

Join us September 4-17, 2012 in the Arctic (Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland) for a digital photography workshop/cruise unlike any other. We’ll visit, spectacular fiords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful wildlife (polar bears, walrus, seal, whales, and many sea birds).

Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and post-processing are only a few of the topics presented.

Workshop leaders are John Paul Caponigro, and Seth Resnick.

Guest instructors are Eric MeolaArthur Meyerson, and Ragnar th Sigurdsson.

The Quark ship has been specially reconfigured for a more limited number of spaces, (70) total. We expect seats to go fast. Our Antarctica 2011 voyage sold out in less than 10 days.

Register

Contact – Paul Schuster

Email        Paul.Schuster@quarkexpeditions.com

Phone Toll Free Dedicated To This Trip    1-888-752-2003

Phone Toll Free    1-800-356-5699

Phone      1-416-504-8979 x 245

Fax           1-416-504-4900

Skype       paul.schuster1

Price

$13,990   single cabin
$10,990   double cabin
$8,990     triple cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 – Embarkation Day, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Your adventure begins when you board your ship in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Enjoy your first view of Spitsbergen’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains, rising majestically from icy Arctic waters.
Day 2 to 3 – Exploring Spitsbergen
Largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, Spitsbergen is famed for its abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts, steep-walled fjords and the tiny international research community of Ny Alesund. Wildlife-viewing opportunities include walrus, polar bear and the unique Spitsbergen reindeer. Birders will thrill to see Arctic Terns, skuas, Long-tailed Ducks, kittiwakes and Glaucous Gulls. As an added bonus, when conditions are right, you could sail within 10° of the North Pole!
Day 4 to 5 – Greenland Sea
While sailing the historic Greenland Sea, you’ll learn about the wildlife and history of Spitsbergen, your next stop. On deck you’ll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar – watch a movie – there are many things to do at sea.
Day 6 to 10 – Scoresbysund, Eastern Greenland
During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy sea-level Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Sail the ice edge searching for walrus and polar bear. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, because 40% of the world’s population of this fascinating mammal lives on the east coast of Greenland. Finally, sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, birthplace of many icebergs, and – some say – the most beautiful fjord system in the world.
Day 11 to 12 – At Sea in the Denmark Strait
Sail through the Denmark Strait en route to Greenland’s mysterious eastern shore. Your onboard Expedition Team keeps you informed and entertained with
presentations about area wildlife- especially the seabirds you’ll see soaring above your ship.
Day 13 – Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)
Named long ago for Irishmen (Westmen) enslaved by the medieval Norse-Gaels, this small archipelago is one of Iceland’s gems. Here you’ll learn of the area’s fascinating history and famed volcanic geology while touring the town of Heimaey. There’s also a good chance you’ll spot large colonies of puffins on one of the outlying islands.
Day 14 – Disembarkation Day, Reykjavik, Iceland
We’ll say our farewell’s with a heavy heart as our adventure ends in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city

 


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Patagonia Photography Workshop December 10 – 14, 2011

May 10th, 2011 |  by No comments

This is a custom photo trip with Seth Resnick, John Paul Caponigro, Eric Meola and Arthur Meyerson. Experience sunset on the Perito Moreno Glacier, the coast of Lake Argentino, Brazo Rico and the Iceberg Channel and all that is just on day 1. We will also have a full day boat tour in Los Glaciares National Park where we will see the North wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the Upsala Glacier, Spegazzini Glacier and Los Tempanos (Icebergs) Channel. Additional photography sessions and instruction at Grey Glacier, Big Fall, Nordenskjold Lake and Paine River Fall with spectacular views of French Valley, Paine Grande Massif and The Horns and a trip to visit the Blue Lagoon with absolutely magical color. One of the highlights of this trip will be a several trips trekking on ice with amazing opportunity for photography.

For additional information Patagonia

We announced this trip yesterday to a small group. There were a total of 30 spots and only 12 are left.

To Book this trip:

Contact Paul.Schuster@quarkexpeditions.com

 

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Antarctica trip November 29-December 10, 2011 with John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick, Andy Bigg’s , Eric Meola, Arthur Meyerson.

October 16th, 2010 |  by Comments off

Our trip to Antarctica from November 29 – December 10, 2011 is selling out fast. All of the singles are sold out and the male triples are sold out. We have room for two woman in a a triple and we have 9 double cabins left. If you are interested in this once in a lifetime trip before it is completely sold out:

Please contact  Mr. Paul Schuster ASAP at Quark.  His email address is paul.schuster@quarkexpeditions.com.   1-877-768-7957
When you call or contact Paul Shuster you will need:
Name as it appears on Passport and Passport #
Mailing address no P.O. boxes as it is for Fed Ex delivery
Contact Phone Info.
Please confirm with antarctica@sethresnick.com when you have officially signed up.

All the best,

Seth Resnick, John Paul Caponigro, Andy Biggs

For additional information on this trip:
http://www.d-65.com/workshop/antarctica.html
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PHOTOGRAPH ANTARCTICA November 29 – December 10, 2011 With World Renowned Photographers John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick, Andy Biggs, Eric Meola and Arthur Meyerson

October 6th, 2010 |  by Comments off

PHOTOGRAPH ANTARCTICA

November 29-December 10, 2011

With World Renouned Photographers

John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick, Andy Biggs

Eric Meola and Arthur Meyerson

Following are the details for this incredible, once in a lifetime photographic journey.

We plan to visit the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding below slowly calving glaciers), Neko Harbor (walking up to the edge of and looking down at a calving glacier), Lamaire Channel (sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (iceberg graveyard) and many more. Our exact itinerary and route will be dependent on weather, light and ice. The ship is the Ocean Nova and as we have done in previous trips, we will be ready to shoot 24 hours a day and we will work with the crew to shoot at the best light in the most beautiful of places.

Our trip (November 29 – December 10) is early in the season when the ice is great, the weather is good, and the penguins are nesting.

There will be many lectures, demonstrations, and reviews – more than in previous voyages. We are committed to make this trip a once in a lifetime experience with phenomenal locations and instruction.

The cost of the trip is based on the type of berth you opt for –single, double, or triple occupancy..

We are traveling on one of Quark’s most comfortable boats the OceanNova.

$7,990 (shared triple berth)

$9,990 (shared double berth)

$14,990 ( single berth)

These rates include all on board expenses; travel, room, board,lectures, etc. You will also be provided with Antarctic Expedition Jacket and boots.They do not include airfare to and from Ushuaia, Argentina.After long negotiations, we have been limited to one payment option.
All participants will need to make a full non-refundable commitment tothe trip before October 20th, 2010.

The fee is transferable – you can sell or gift a spot to someone else.

In addition, we recommend Quark’s travel insurance which will protect

your investment should you need to make a cancellation later.

Availability on this trip is limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

The first three voyages sold out in as little as 72 hours.

Even if you are not able to make this commitment at this time, we’d like to hear from you, about whether you are still interested in making this voyage with us and what type of berth you’re interested in.

If you would like any more details on the trip or to speak with Seth directly, please email us @ antarctica@sethresnick.com

To book this trip, please contact before October 20th, 2010

Mr. Paul Schuster
Quark Expeditions
paul.schuster@quarkexpeditions.com
1-877-768-7957

When you contact Paul Shuster you will need:
Name as it appears on Passport and Passport #
Mailing address (no P.O. boxes as it is for Fed Ex delivery)
Phone Number for Contact

Below is our basic itinerary on the Ocean Nova.

November 29, 2011 Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina This expedition to Antarctica begins with a night in a hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. There will be activities available including an arduous hike to an ice cave.

Day 2 – Embarkation Day After embarkation, you cruise down the Beagle Channel. From the deck, birders can add albatross, penguins and petrels to their life list. Later in the evening everyone should be on deck to watch the sure-footed Channel pilot clamber down to the boat sent to collect him. We will also start our lecture series on Photoshop, Lightroom and Creativity.

Day 3-4 – Crossing the Drake Passage Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing of the Drake Passage is smooth sailing. The world’s roughest stretch of water is continually changes. Lectures, portfolio reviews will continue throughout the journey.

Day 5-9 – South Shetland Islands & the Peninsula Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s itinerary – weather, ice and the presence of wildlife but these days are 24 hours of non stop breathtaking scenery and adventure. We will be shooting from the ship as well as making landings with zodiacs and zodiac cruises. Major Gigage….

Day 10-11 – The Drake Passage Return to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Lectures and review of work and special presentations.

Day 12 – Disembarkation in Ushuaia After breakfast aboard, we transfer the group to the airport for homeward flights.

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Eric Meola and Arthur Meyerson will be instructors on Antarctica trip

September 19th, 2010 |  by Comments off
Hi Everyone,
The trip looks like it is a go. We should have payment and signup info posted with Quark this week and as soon as it is posted we will let you know how to proceed. In the meantime we can tell you that we are trying to hand pick the best staff from our previous voyages and we can officially announce two amazing instructors for the trip. Eric Meola http://ericmeola.com/ and Arthur Meyerson http://www.arthurmeyerson.com/ will both be teaching in addition to JP, myself and Andy.
More to come soon….
Best,
Andy Biggs
John Paul Caponigro
Seth Resnick
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What Inspires you?

July 25th, 2010 |  by Comments off

Just a Sunday Night Blog….

My daughter Karalyn was visiting for the Summer and just left. This leaves me in a somber mood. I need to change my mood so I started to think what inspires me. The first thing that came to mind was a college friend reminding me about the 80th birthday of a professor that was coming up. You may say huh… but this was no ordinary professor. This man Thomas Richards, appropriately known as TR changed my life. It is kind of corny to think of the one person who influenced you but without a doubt this is the man. I was a student at Syracuse University and it was 1978 and I was off to London for a Semester. In the class was Bob Sacha, Stephen Wilkes, Nancy Leigh and few others. We all became friends and we were inspired by a truly amazing professor, Thomas Richards more affectionately known as TR. TR is retired but he still comes up in conversation on a very regular basis. Stephen, Bob and I went on to become college roommates and lifelong friends.

So where am I going with this. Well for one TR’s birthday is coming up. This man was not only an influence to me but also to a whole consortium of Syracuse University grads. Right off the top of my head comes Eric Meola, Clint Clemens, Joe McNally, Stephen Wilkes, Bob Sacha, Nancy Leigh and countless others. So again where am I going with this besides TR?

Whenever I’m in a dry spell of inspiration, also known as photographic block or temporary depression, a bottle of red wine will re-ignite the spark of inspiration in me. As helpful as this may be, it also puzzles me. What is it about red wine that makes me creative? What is it about photographers that picking 20 great images leads to depression?

Red wine, or more likely the alcohol that’s included in the package, has mysterious effects when it comes down to human behavior. It affects feelings, creativity, conscious thought, rationality and, when consumed in too large quantities, even motor skills. But of course with the appreciation of red wine comes a real love of red wine or in my case a fanaticism with red wine or anything else that truly inspires me.

Back to the original question

What inspires me o what is the effect of red wine that makes me creative again? I think it comes down to two things:

Red wine or rather good red wine

shuts down rationality
takes away inhibitions
These effects make each other stronger. If rationality is not important, inhibitions have no rational basis anymore. And with the inhibitions gone, irrationality is not stupid anymore. Creativity is often a spark of the unexpected. And that, down to the core is irrational; otherwise it was to be expected (or not?).

I, for one, never thought I would ever write about red wine or a college professor on a blog about photography, but it makes sense anyway.

Why do we need inhibitions in the first place? They only make sure we are ‘normal’ and ‘fit in’. You are an original, no matter what you do. If it is what everyone else is doing, that fine! And if it’s ‘different’, that’s fine too!

Since this is about photography, the people who really inspired me photographically are:
Thomas Richards TR… He let me find myself and gave the encouragement that only a true teacher can provide…
Susan Meiselas – I was a photojournalist and one day saw photographs of the war in Nicaragua and they were in color not black and white. The photographs were went beyond photojournalism and bought the concept of art and war in color under one roof. It bought everything photographically inside me together…http://www.susanmeiselas.com/
Jay Maisel- I affectionately refer to him as God. In Syracuse I knew I loved journalism and at the time black and white newspaper journalism attracted me but I wanted more inside. I saw Jay’s work and instantly knew that here was a guy that shot what he saw but did so in a way that I had never really seen. Spectacular color, form and composition and all real pictures. Yes he is still a God and a good friend and his work is legendary http://www.jaymaisel.com
Eric Meola- God 2 to me and only because I didn’t really get to know him until I already had a God 1… Eric is a combination of everything that makes photography attractive to me. Early on in my career I found his work to be my goal and my dream. On the commercial side he was doing things like helicopters at sunset with reflections in front of buildings and bizarre and profoundly graphic, a old cadillac sticking out of car port with perfect red and a blue sky. OMG I thought when I first saw these images and OMG I still think when I look at them 30 years later. http://ericmeola.com/
So the moral of the story is think about why you are inspired and who or what inspired you? and what is your favorite wine?
1994  Araujo Cabernet  is certainly my favorite wine……
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