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Namibia 2014 Just added a second workshop

May 15th, 2013 |  by No comments

Illumination_VI_2012Reserve your space on our 2014 Namibia Dunes preregistration list.

Email namibia@sethresnick.com

Limited to 12 Participants (one spot left in October 31- November 11 , 2014 trip) 6 spots left in November 11-23, 2014)

Price $17,429 (includes all transportation in Africa including balloons and helicopters)

Leaders

John Paul Caponigro

Seth Resnick

The Adventure

Explore three of the world’s most dramatic dune fields in one of the world’s oldest deserts – the Namib Desert.

Soar over and then walk through Sossusvlei’s 1000 foot high coral dunes and acacia tree studded clay pans.

 

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Rove your way through the shores of the Skeleton Coast’s labyrinth of bone colored dunes.

 

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4 wheel your way to and through Serra Cafema’s mountain ringed golden dunes.

 

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We’ll see desert wildlife and Himba nomads along the way.

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Our primary focus will be the extraordinary dune fields

 

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Aerial Photography

This adventure includes both helicopter and hot air balloons for aerial photography.

Night Photography

You’ll enjoy several sessions of night photography.

Curriculum

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

You’ll get lots of guidance on site and reviews of your work off site.

Get ready for a non-stop week of making images in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape!

 

Itinerary

October 31 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa with overnight at D’Oreale Grand Airport Hotel

November 1,2,3 KULALA DESERT LODGE  (Sossusvlei)

November 4 ATLANTIC VILLA GUEST HOUSE w/Dinner (Swakopmund)

November 5,6,7 HOANIB SKELETON COAST CAMP (Skeleton Coast)

November 8,9,10 SERRA CAFEMA CAMP (Serra Cafema)

November 11 Depart Serra Cafema for return to Windhoek and onto Johannesburg

 

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Digital Photo Destinations Workshops – Not a photo tour – A true photography workshop

April 3rd, 2013 |  by No comments

John Paul Caponigro and I take folks to exotic places like Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, The Atacama Desert, Namibia and places that folks dream about but rarely experience. When you travel with Digital Photo Destinations you get much more than a photo tour. We provide lectures as well as critiques of work and everyone gets one on one time.  Roger Ressmeyer who has been an executive at Getty Images and Corbis and has produced covers for National Geographic and now is producing a movie recently took our workshop in Iceland. Here is what Roger had to say about our workshop:

“Seth and JP’s Icelandic workshop was perfect in every imaginable way. It reignited my creativity and stretched my technical understanding to new heights. They are the teachers to teach teachers, and their laughter and excitement and awe of nature is totally contagious. I will be recommending their workshops to everybody who loves photography.”

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See what others are saying about our dynamic program http://www.digitalphotodestinations.com/testimonials/

 

Don’t miss out on our fabulous programs:

August 28-10, 2013

 

Dec 6-14, 2013

 

February 16-25, 2014

 

Namibia (Only 5 spaces left)
October 31 – November 11 2014 (more info soon(

 

 

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Highlights from Atacama Desert – Chile, Argentina and Bolivia

December 29th, 2012 |  by No comments
Thunderstorm followed by rainbows at salt flats in Salinas Grande, Argentina

Thunderstorm followed by rainbows at salt flats in Salinas Grande, Argentina

John Paul Caponigro and I are back from our Digital Photo Destinations workshop in the Puna & Atacama deserts spanning three countries – Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Some of the major highlights from this spectacular landscape were the pumice stone fields of Campo De Pedro Pomez, The Red Labyrinth. Salinas Grandes, and Salar De Uyuni. Stretching more than 600 miles from Northern Chile, the Atacama Desert rises from a thin coastal shelf to the pampas—virtually lifeless plains that dip down to river gorges layered with mineral sediments from the Andes. The pampas rises up to the altiplano or the foothills of the Andes, with rising volcanoes along the continental divide, reaching  more than 20,000 feet. According to NASA, the Atacama is the driest desert in the world. Part’s of the Chilean Atacama have not seen rain since record keeping began. Without water the environment is sterile so nothing breaks down and everything is permanently preserved.

We’re planning our 2013 workshop. The tentative dates are December 6 -14, 2013.  If you’d like to join us email me at seth@digitalphotodestinations.com. This workshop will sell out fast.
In addition to the images posted below, more images from our trip are posted at:
 http://www.sethresnick.com/recent/Atacama/
Happy New Year
Seth
Dunes at sunrise in San Pedro Atacama

Dunes at sunrise in San Pedro Atacama

One of the most amazing sunsets I have ever witnessed in San Pedro, Atacama

One of the most amazing sunsets I have ever witnessed in San Pedro, Atacama

 

Bubbling mud from geothermal area in Sur Lipez, Bolivia

Bubbling mud from geothermal area in Sur Lipez, Bolivia

 

Moon Valley

Moon Valley

 

 

Salt flats in Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salt flats in Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

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Workshops, Lectures and Upcoming Trips

September 27th, 2012 |  by No comments

Monaco Glacier calving

I am back from our Digital Photo Destinations trip to Greenland and the Arctic. The trip was awesome and we were in the Arctic for an historic event. The extraordinary decline in Arctic sea ice during 2012 is finally over. Sea ice extent bottomed out on September 16, announced scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on Wednesday. The sea ice extent fell to 3.41 million square kilometers, breaking the previous all-time low set in 2007 by 18%–despite the fact that this year’s weather was cloudier and cooler than in 2007. Nearly half (49%) of the icecap was gone during this year’s minimum, compared to the average minimum for the years 1979 – 2000. This is an area approximately 43% of the size of the Contiguous United States.

I have posted alumni highlights from this trip  and my own images from the trip .

 

NEW TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 2013 Iceland Adventure – Auroras / Night Photography & Glaciers / Ice Caves – Plus Aerials

 

 

March 14 – 20, 2013

Limited to 14 Participants

Price TBA (includes travel, room, and board in Iceland)

Instructors – John Paul Caponigro / Seth Resnick / Ragnar Th Sigurdsson

The Adventure

2013 is a super year for auroras – a twelve-year peak. Join us for northern lights, night photography, super-jeeps, hiking glaciers and exploring ice caves. This is photography workshop is like no other.

Digital Photo Destinations (Seth Resnick and John Paul Caponigro) join forces with Focus On Nature and arctic photographic specialist Ragnar Th Sigurdsson (arctic-images.com), a native of Iceland who has extensive knowledge in night photography and lighting on location.

Our special workshop is scheduled when the moon is nearly full and ninety degrees to the northern lights making conditions ideal for night photography. Imagine photographing Iceland’s glacial lagoon (Jokullsarlon) by the light of the moon with northern lights.

We’ll hike the south coast’s glaciers during the season when they are bluest and ice caves are most numerous.

We’ll also take super-jeeps into the winter wonderlands of the volcanic highlands.

Join us and you’ll think you’ve gone to another planet – but that’s the way Iceland is.

Special Extension

A limited number of seats are available for a one-day special aerial photography extension.

Starting and ending in Rekjavik, we’ll divide our time between the north coast’s lake Myvatn and the south coast’s Jokulsarlon (the glacial lagoon), with a foray into the highlands behind the glaciers. We’ll ride zodiacs, hike on glaciers, run under waterfalls, and 4-wheel through rugged terrain accessible to only a few. Our guides known the local terrain like few others do. (This will be John Paul’s sixth and Seth’s fourth workshop in Iceland.)

Curriculum

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

We’ll focus extensively on night photography – long exposure, flash, light painting and of course astrophotography.

You’ll get lots of guidance on site and reviews of your work off site.

Get ready for a non-stop week of making images in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP send an email to auroras@sethresnick.com

 

ATACAMA WORKSHOP 2012 and ANTARCTICA 2013

 

There is only one spot left in our Atacama Adventure workshop  December 3 to December 11, 2012.

We also have a special promotion for the 4 spots left in our Antarctica 2013 Workshop

The following offers are good through October 15th.

$2,500 off owner’s suite
$2,000 off suites
$1,500 off superior and deluxe cabins
$1,000 off triple cabins
Plus an additional 5% off if you’ve travelled with Quark before.

Sea Spirit is one of the most comfortable boats we’ve travelled on; even the triples have private baths.
Our group will be a small intimate group with many old friends accompanying us.

I hope you can join us!

Contact Antarctica@sethresnick.com to register

 

 

UPCOMING D65 LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW WORKSHOPS

 

LIGHTROOM 4 WORKFLOW WORKSHOPS
D-65 will teach you detailed workflow utilizing the 7 modules of Lightroom 4, to vastly improve your digital asset management, processing and image delivery skills.You’ll learn the fundamentals of Lightroom 4 and become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized, edited  and archived through keywording, metadata and collections.You’ll optimally develop  and enhance your images with presets and synchronization. And have the ability to move between Lightroom and Photoshop with ease while delivering quality images to friends, family or clients.

 

Visit our website for more information on the program and toregister.

 

“Seth and Jamie are a tag team of information you won’t find anywhere else.  Their teaching style is engaging, informative, and entertaining.

2012 / 2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Palm Beach Gardens, FL: October 2-5
*limited to 10 participants – takes place in our home,
enjoy wine tastings & seth’s fantastic cooking

Boston: October 12 – 15

San Francisco: November 5 – 8

Seattle: January 25-28

Palm Beach Gardens, FL: March 5-8

Los Angeles: April 26-29

New York: May 16-19

Chicago: June 9-12

Denver: August 4-7

Save $100

  or MORE

Tuition for the workshop is $1,099 and we are offering $100 off the fee for all registrations by September 30th!  Discount code: SEPT

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING “The Buddy Plan”. If you and a buddy are interested in attending any D65 Workshop, the second person can attend for only 50% (Yes, FIFTY PERCENT) of the tuition fee.

For example, the tuition for our 4-Day Intensive Workflow Workshop is $1,099 per person. If you bring a friend and you register together, both of you can attend for a total of $1648.50, or $824.25 each. Be sure to tell us that you’re registering under “The Buddy Plan”.

 UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Seeing Color: Creating Dynamic and Saleable Images, PhotoPlus, New York

October 25, 2012 1:30 to 3:30 PM

 

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Highlights from our DPD trip to Iceland

September 3rd, 2012 |  by No comments

John Paul Caponigro and I (DPD) in conjunction with Einar Eriendsson and Focus on Naturejust concluded our Iceland Workshop. We had a fantastic time and are already planning to return this coming winter to hold a workshop on Auroras, Ice Caves  and glaciers and aerials which we will announce soon. If you would like to

2013 is a super year for auroras – a twelve-year peak. If you are interested in early notification about this workshop which will be limited to 14 people, please write to iceland@sethresnick.com

I realized on this trip that Ice is my muse and wanted to share some of the highlights of our Iceland trip which is the first part of our Arctic Adventure. Tomorrow we start out Greenland Workshop and will post those images when I return.

 Green algae in pools at crater on Snafellsnes, Iceland

Church on Snafellsnes

Computer screen in lava near summit of crater on

 

Multicolored lava at crater

 

Sensual lava

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Basalt formations on Snafellsnes

Basalt Columns Snafellsnes

Birds foraging for krill in breaking waves

The highest peak in Snafellsnes is snow free for the first time

Car at sunset on Snafellsnes

The aurora as seen in Snafellsnes

Reykjavik

Opera house in Reykjavik

Silica flats at Powerplant

Breaking waves in Rekjanes

Crater in the Highlands

Striations in the hillsides of the Highlands

Sheep on a mountainside in the Highlands

Waterfall in the Highlands

Waterfalll in the Highlands

Waterfall in the Highlands

Waterfall in the Highlands

Wall of volcanic crater

Panoramic of entire crater

Obsidian reflecting blue sky near crater

Full moon rising over Heckla Volcano

Eyjafjallajokull

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Rainbow at Seljalandsfoss

 Seljalandsfoss

 Seljalandsfoss

 Seljalandsfoss

Rainbow at Skogarfoss

Storm brewing in South East Iceland

Sculpted ice in Glacial Lagoon

Formation in Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Lagoon

Glacial Lagoon

Ice on Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

 Fallsjokull Glacier

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Antarctica 2013 – Save $1000 – Register by Aug 15th Antarctica Trip Feb 8-21, 2013 — South of the Antarctic Circle with 30 people-

August 6th, 2012 |  by No comments

 

Join us for our fifth trip to  Antarctica February 8-21, 2013  in this special digital photography workshop led by world renowned photographers – John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick. This time we will be heading South and crossing the Antarctic Circle which is truly a phenomenal experience. For the first time we’re offering a more intimate experience for fewer than 30 people – a small group within a larger group. You’ll be able to participate in all regularly scheduled public cruise events Quark Expeditions Sea Spirit, and in our private presentations. 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. You’ll benefit tremendously from our advice, guidance, demonstrations, lectures, reviews, special pre and post voyage webinars and one-on-one attention. Plus, we’re going on one of the most comfortable boats in the fleet. You’ll get world class locations, world class accommodations, and world class guidance.

Crossing The Antarctic Circle  & The Antarctic Penninsula

Few can say they’ve travelled past the Antarctic Circle to the last-explored and least-know realm on earth. Here’s your chance to join the select few who’ve crossed that final border, into a world where the sun never sets. This will be a trip of impossibly long sunsets as we approach the line where the sun only skims the horizon but is never lost from sight. We’re going late in the season so channels and bays that would otherwise have been ice-lock will be open to us and calving glaciers will be berthing icebergs the size of city-blocks. Penguin chicks will have hatched and will be moving from their nests. Seal and whales will be plentiful. We will try to even get to sail through the Gullet, a small channel our captain with over 20 years experience in the area navigated for the fourth time in his life in 2009. It was like floating past frozen clouds, which covered all but the sharp peaks of the mountains and dropped below the mirror-like surface of the water.)
Our Antarctica 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011 workshops all sold out fast so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Registration is now available for our Antarctica 2013 Voyage.
Register by August 15 and save $1,000.
ITINERARY:


During our voyage south of the Antarctic Circle and back, we’ll visit the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding in its mirror-like waters), Neko Harbor (walking above a calving glacier), Lemaire Channel (sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (exploring an iceberg graveyard) and many more.
Having made four voyages, we find ways to improve our Antarctica experiences each time and are dedicated to making this the best trip yet.
Map
Itinerary
Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina??
You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small, but bustling port town at the tip of South America.  This Argentinean town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy some hand crafted chocolate in town.
Day 2 – Embarkation Day??
The Beagle Channel sets you on your way as the ship sails in the late afternoon. The channel opens up to the vastness of the southern ocean, where your next land sighting will be along the Antarctic Peninsula.  Named after the famed ship in which Charles Darwin voyaged, the channel presents many great photo opportunities to capture sea birds hovering overhead.
Day 3-4 – Crossing the Drake Passage??
The waters of the Drake Passage are unpredictable, so hope for clear skies and a calm ocean. You’ll have plenty of time to stare out at the sea, get to know your fellow shipmates and chat with your Expedition Team. ??Time over these two days will be spent preparing for the exciting days ahead, with numerous educational and informative lectures from your Expedition Team. You’ll learn about everything from safety procedures to the history of whaling in Antarctica.
?Day 5-8 – Exploring the Peninsula??
With the Drake Passage left in our wake, we make a final approach to Antarctica.  Get your cameras ready, as the continent’s coastline will make its first appearance, signaling the start of your adventure in the realm of the Antarctic.  You’ll see plentiful icebergs floating by and be fixated on the surface of the ocean as curious whales spout and breach before your eyes.  ??As exciting as it can be from onboard the ship, your true exploration occurs when you disembark and set foot on the great continent.  There are several potential landing sites we may visit, including Neko Harbor  , Petermann Island, or Pleneau Island.  While weather dictates which specific landing sites we can visit, each one presents a new collection of wildlife and natural attractions. ??Your days will be busy spotting wildlife and being mesmerized by the beauty of Antarctica. Watching penguins waddling on the beach and listening to the crackling and crumbling sounds of icebergs and glaciers will become your daily entertainment, while kayaking with whales and camping in Antarctica are a couple of extra activities you’ll want to book ahead of time and experience at least once.
Day 9-10 – The Antarctic Circle
Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not reach 66° 33’ S. You and your shipmates will celebrate in style with a well-earned glass of champagne!??With a toast to the first explorers who ventured this far south, you can take pride in knowing you’ve made it to a part of the world still visited by very few people. This is raw Antarctica, a special area that you’ll experience during the midnight sun if you’re on our first voyage of the season.
Day 11-12 – Northbound Along the Peninsula
If you haven’t had your fill of Antarctic wildlife and icebergs by now, you’ll surely be satisfied by the time we return to the Drake Passage. We’ll continue to journey onto land and out by Zodiac twice daily as we travel north along the western Peninsula. Your Expedition Team will also be on the lookout for any species of penguins, seals and whales that may have eluded you on the journey south.
?Day 13-14 – Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Re-crossing the Drake, Antarctica fades away and you’ll be left with a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Excited conversations with your newfound  friends will make the time passing the Drake Passage fly by, independent of weather and sea conditions . Your Expedition Team will round up their series of lectures as well, perhaps with a slideshow of some of the great landing sites and wildlife you’ve visited over the course of your voyage.
?Day 15 – Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina??
Today you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and your fellow travelers.  You’ll disembark in the morning so that you may catch your homeward bound flights.???Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
The Boat
The Sea Spirit is one of the most stable and comfortable boats in the fleet.
Prices
Prices start at $13,790  (Your cost may vary based on the cabin you select.)
Save $1,000 – Register by August 15.
Quark’s standard payment terms require an initial 20% deposit.
Full payment is due 120 days before sailing.
You must be on our Digital Photo Destination list to register for our program.

** Join by emailing us your contact information (name, email, phone) –  seth@digitalphotodestinations.com



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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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Highlights from Seth Resnick Iceland Creative Workshop

August 15th, 2011 |  by No comments

I would have posted each day as planned but we were shooting for 18 hours a day and didn’t always have internet. This was one of my most enjoyable workshops ever. Below is a small sampling of some of the many highlights of the trip. Already excited to return next year teaching a joint workshop with John Paul Caponigro 

Reykjanesvirkjun, geothermal power plant in the Southern Iceland.

 

Silica deposits create wild patterns at geothermal plant

 

Patterns from the deposits of minerals were incredible

 

Geothermal heat rising from vents

 

 

The ground was simply at bubbling array of color and steam

 

Hiking on the Vatnajokull Glacier was certainly a highlight

 

Going into an ice cave was pretty cool as well

It was more than pretty cool... It totally rocked....

 

There was more than landscape. There were great faces...

 

Amazing people......

Amazing people......

 

Color everywhere

Color everywhere

 

Vacant farm near Vatnajokull Glacier

Vacant farm near Vatnajokull Glacier

 

Hiking on Vatnajokull Glacier was incredible. Black ice from all the ash.

Hiking on Vatnajokull Glacier was incredible. Black ice from all the ash.

 

Skogafoss Waterfall at sunset which was around 9PM

Skogafoss Waterfall at sunset which was around 9PM

 

Still amazing light at 10PM

Still amazing light at 10PM

 

Black ice in the Glacier Lagoon

Black ice in the Glacier Lagoon

 

Taking a boat through the lagoon to the headwall of the glacier was certainly another highlight

Taking a boat through the lagoon to the headwall of the glacier was certainly another highlight

 

At the headwall of the glacier we found this incredible blue iceberg

At the headwall of the glacier we found this incredible blue iceberg

 

Lighting icebergs with flashlights at the Lagoon

Lighting icebergs with flashlights at the Lagoon

 

Reds and blacks on the glacier

Reds and blacks on the glacier

 

Bubbling mud at the moment it the bubble breaks

Bubbling mud at the moment it the bubble breaks

 

Cracked earth in Hverageroi

Cracked earth in Hverageroi

 

Siggy the best driver in the universe taking a smoke break

Siggy the best driver in the universe taking a smoke break

 

Moonrise at the Glacier Lagoon

Moonrise at the Glacier Lagoon

 

Sunset at the Glacier Lagoon

Sunset at the Glacier Lagoon

 

The best highlight of the trip was climbing Eyjafjallajokull to the site of the eruption. At the based the water was filled with mineral deposits.

The best highlight of the trip was climbing Eyjafjallajokull to the site of the eruption. At the based the water was filled with mineral deposits.

 

A small 3 kilometer climb and the group did great. At the base of the volcano the ice was beyond amazing

A small 3 kilometer climb and the group did great. At the base of the volcano the ice was beyond amazing

 

Mud on ash at the volcano

Mud on ash at the volcano

 

At the summit the rocks were hot and the colors were my favorite pallet

At the summit the rocks were hot and the colors were my favorite pallet

 

Molten lava at 700 degrees at the summit

Molten lava at 700 degrees at the summit

 

Yes it was hot enough to cook and eat hot dogs at the summit

Yes it was hot enough to cook and eat hot dogs at the summit

 

Standing in the very place that I photographed last year exploding with lava

ding in the very place that I photographed last year exploding with lava

 

Realizing that it is still very hot... Burnt a hole through my shoe and my pants melted

Realizing that it is still very hot... Burnt a hole through my shoe and my pants melted

These are but a small sampling of my images from an incredible week. My class put in long long hours and on one night we got back at 1 AM and every single person in the class stayed up in the lobby drinking a bit of vodka until 4 AM working on images. Thanks to Einar and Ragnar for all their hard work and thanks to all my students for inspiration and enjoyment.

Next workshop is with Greg Gorman and it too will be Amazing…

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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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