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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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Keynote and Full Day Seminar with Seth Resnick at 2012 Nature Visions – November 9-11 Manassas, Virginia

October 22nd, 2012 |  by No comments

I am very excited to present the Keynote at 2012 Nature Visions on November 10th  and a full day seminar on November 9th. Nature Visions is s Mid- Atlantic Photography Association Exposition held in Manassas, Virginia. The concept of the expo is to promote and advance the appreciation of photography in the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere,  encourage the participation in photography by individuals with all levels of experience and all areas of photographic interest, and increase the appreciation of photographic art within the community.

The venue is the Hylton Performing Arts Center  an elegantly styled opera house with a 100 foot stage at George Mason University – Prince William County Campus 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

FULL DAY SEMINAR WITH SETH RESNICK 

Friday November 9th, 2012 from 9-5

SEEING COLOR: CREATING DYNAMIC KILLER IMAGES

 

“Creating Dynamic Killer images is a creative program that seeks to reinvigorate your capacity for creativity. We concentrate on techniques that improve the overall photographic process, from concept to output. Creativity is fueled by experiences, sights, sounds and smells. Sitting still won’t bring new ideas in; experimenting and trying new things will jog your creativity. Practice, practice, practice. Creativity is like a muscle that you need to flex regularly. In much the same way that our bodies get out of shape without using our muscles, as a photographer our cognitive and visual capabilities decrease if we try new things and if we don’t shoot images almost every day. As a professional photographer I have the luxury of being able to carry a camera every day and thus always tweaking my skills but many folks don’t have this luxury and if they haven’t shot pictures in a while they feel visually about the same as not exercising. Becoming a better photographer is really about training yourself to make your minds eye more creative. It’s about how to look for, see, and create better images. While some of this is intuitive other parts of this take training. Rather than just taking pictures this seminar will help refine your creative vision and help you create more effective and compelling images bringing your creativity to a new level.

SETH RESNICK KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Keynote Nov. 10th  (4:30PM – 6:30 PM)
 
Do you ever find yourself in a creative rut, simply shooting cookie-cutter assignments or projects? Even with an arsenal of current technology, the best computer, and the most current edition of Photoshop, your work can suffer if you lose that spark of inspiration that we all need. How do you rejuvenate yourself and get excited once again about picking up your camera? This event with Seth Resnick may be just what the doctor ordered!Join us as Seth shares anecdotes on creating some of his favorite images that have taken him to every corner of the world. As Seth shows his work he will explain what drove him to tackle these assignments and how he executed them. What are some of the most powerful lessons Seth has learned in his vast photographic career? How has he transformed from a fledgling newspaper photographer into the industry icon he is now? And finally, what jazzes Seth about taking out his camera today? How does he recharge his creative juices on a daily basis.

I hope to see you there…
Seth

 

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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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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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Greg Gorman & Seth Resnick workshop in Mendocino August 12-17 SOLD OUT

July 24th, 2012 |  by No comments

Greg Gorman & Seth Resnick workshop in Mendocino August 12-17  is SOLD OUT but there is a waiting list if you write to trish@gormanphotography.com. There is still space for the workshop the following week, August 19-24 with Mac Holbert. For more information go to  http://www.gormanworkshops.com/Calendar.html


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Join Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick in Mendocino CA, August 12 – 17th for a week of photographing nudes in spectacular locations and in the studio.

July 13th, 2012 |  by No comments

 

From August 12th to August 17 I will again be teaching with Greg Gorman in Mendocino at his studio and home. This creative workshop concentrates on lighting both studio and on location with models. This is an amazing workshop limited to a very small group. We have worked out a special fee for any new registration through D65 for $3500 for the week.

Learn or improve your studio and location lighting with Greg Gorman, and Seth Resnick for a special one week All shooting and creative workshop in spectacular Mendocino, CA

 

World renowned photographer Greg Gorman invites you to join him at the Greg Gorman Digital Workshop in Mendocino, California where Greg shares his knowledge of digital photography in the intimate setting of his home and studio on the Pacific North Coast. Greg’s special guest is Seth Resnick who is returning for a third time.

This workshop is ideal for any photographer looking to enhance his/her camera, lighting, color management, image editing and fine art printing making skills. The locations are beyond spectacular with shooting on the rugged coast, amazing sand dunes, the redwood forests, and vineyards. A private chef prepares amazing food for the participants and well known wine makers present their latest wines.

The workshop provides two professional models from New York and Los Angeles and one on one instruction from Seth and Greg.

 

Workshop Fee: $4250Discount Price for New Registrations only: $3500
*Discount Code: D65

For more information http://www.gormanworkshops.com/Directory.html
Registration & Information: Trish@gormanphotography.com

 

 

Jordan in the Northern California tidal waters

Shooting one on one with models in studio and on location

Amazing models and amazing locations

Greg’s home and studio in Mendocino

Perfect models, perfect locations, perfect food and wine and magnificent Pacific sunsets

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Creative Workshops for 2012 almost sold out

February 8th, 2012 |  by No comments

Several folks have contacted us to sign up for trips that are sold out so we thought it would be good to broadcast what trips are still available for 2012.

February 11-February 26, 2012
May 6 – May 21, 2012
July 15 – July 20, 2012 (sign up not posted yet)
August 12 – August 17, 2012 ( 7 spots left)
August 25-Sept 1, 2011
September 4-17, 2012
December 3-11, 2012
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African Adventure: Namibia & Botswana May 6-21, 2012

November 21st, 2011 |  by No comments

 

African Adventure: Namibia & Botswana 

 

 May 6-21, 2012  

 

     Join world renowned photographer, Seth Resnick on the safari of a lifetime!  This custom workshop was designed by Wilderness Safaris in conjunction with Seth Resnick D65 and Journey’s Unforgettable.

We will be photographing and exploring the Dunes of Sossesviei in Namibia, The Skeleton Coast in the Kulala Desert, the Vumbra Plains in Botwana, and a very special trip as an add on to Mombo in Botswana.

The itinerary (below) first and foremost has been customized to take you to the BEST wildlife areas at this time of the year, giving you a real sense of wilderness, and a true Africa experience, in total comfort.

This trip is truly going to be like no other.  We will be utilizing planes, private open-air vehicles,hot air balloons with the most experienced, elite guides. This is the best of the best of Africa. Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and post-processing are only a few of the topics to be presented by world -renowned photographer and your workshop leader Seth Resnick.

This is truly a once in a lifetime African Safari, limited to 12 people with 3 guides and Seth.

Cost: $19,480   ($5,380 for Mombo Extension)

To Register:

Brennan Rimer
Journey’s Unforgettable
Brennan@journeysunforgettable.com
561-901-7048

 

Itinerary  

 

May 4th: Arrive in Johannesburg and spend two nights in Johannesburg at Hotel

 

May 5th: Private Group Tour of Soweto/Townships with Robin Binckes (Culture!)

 

May 6th: Depart for Namibia and visit the Dunes of Sossesvlei staying at Kulala Desert Lodge for 3 Nights

 

Namibia, an arid country of startling contrasts, is home to two great deserts. Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namib sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline. In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. This is a country famed for its expansive landscapes, fascinating geology, sun-drenched weather, wildlife and intriguingly diverse peoples.

 

At first glance seemingly lifeless, the reality is astonishing – some 4 000 plant species, 650 bird species and 80 large mammals can be found here. The world’s tallest sand dunes, desert-adapted black rhino, one of the oldest Bushman rock art sites, and fascinating Himba cultures – all these and more combine to make Namibia a wilderness destination with a difference.

 

In the Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, this lodge provides convenient private access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei. You will see sparsely distributed desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok. Predators such as spotted hyaena and the occasional brown hyaena as well as bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, porcupine, Cape fox and aardwolf. The aptly named Dune Lark is only to be found in this area.

 

At dusk the calls of barking geckoes resonate, while smaller creatures include the buck-spoor spider or the ambush specialist ant-lion.  The thatched and canvas “kulalas” we will be staying in are built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes with a rooftop deck for those who want to sleep under the myriad stars of Namibia’s clear night skies.

 

The main area has a lounge, dining area, plunge pool, and deck overlooking the ephemeral Tsauchab River. A waterhole attracts a variety of local wildlife and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.

This little guy was hanging out on the side of Seth's plunge pool

The Skeleton Coast National Park is one of the planet’s most inhospitable yet hauntingly beautiful places; Skeleton Coast Camp provides a true wilderness experience in one of the most spectacular settings in Africa.

The terrain is rugged and harsh, yet, for all this, life – unusual and unexpected – prevails. The coastline harbours black-backed jackal and reclusive brown hyaena while inland secret water seeps attract gemsbok, springbok, ostrich, elephant, giraffe, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and occasionally lion. Unique bird species include Damara Tern and Gray’s Lark.

 Remote Skeleton Coast Camp is set out along the banks of the ephemeral Khumib River and comprises six Meru-style canvas-walled tents with spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. An intimate main area sports an open-air ‘dining room’ under an ancient leadwood tree.

Incredible sunsets every night...

May 12th: Fly to Botswana, and connect to Kings Pool for 3 Nights

Kings Pool Camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system in the central part of the concession. The area around Kings Pool is characterised by open floodplain, typical riparian forest and mopane woodland. Large elephant herds usually traverse the area together with wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, steenbok, warthog and roan. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, hyaena and wild dog all occur.
This luxurious and stylish camp has nine well-appointed rooms of canvas and thatch, each with a large en-suite bedroom and lounge. Folding doors lead to a veranda with private plunge pool, separate thatched sala to soak up the views, and an outdoor shower. The lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks, and there is a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for evening dining under the stars.

May 15th: Depart Kings Pool to Vumbura Plains for 3 Nights

On land or water, Vumbura Plains hosts abundant iconic wildlife of Botswana – and is part of a ground-breaking partnership that brings the benefits of ecotourism to five communities around the Okavango Delta.

Vumbura Plains comprises two separate seven-roomed satellite camps with a view across the floodplains; each has its own raised dining and lounge area beneath a shady canopy, furnished with soft sofas and idiosyncratic objets d’art. Each elevated en-suite room, unique in contemporary design and with extensive use of light, wood and space, comprises a large bedroom, sunken lounge, “sala”, outdoor shower, and plunge pool.

Vumbura features a broad complement of antelope (including contrasts such as the water-loving red lechwe and the sable of the dry savannah), good populations of elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, and large predators: lion, spotted hyaena, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. Bird life is abundant with Okavango specials such as Rosy-throated Longclaw, Black Coucal and Wattled Crane. The woodlands in the east harbour White-breasted Cuckooshrike and Racket-tailed Roller.

Seth shot this with a 70mm lens. The lion was less than 6 ft. away, and roared right at Seth!

May 18th: Return to Johannesburg for those not doing the Mombo Extension

Water lily shot with a macro shot at camp

May 18th – 21st: Mombo Extension: Fly from Vumbura to Mombo (15min Flight) for 3 Nights

 

Mombo Camp, overlooking a plain invariably dotted with wildlife, offers arguably the best big game viewing in Botswana.

 

The area has prolific concentrations of plains game such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, red lechwe,tsessebe, wildebeest, kudu, elephant, buffalo and impala. Abundant predator sightings include lion, spotted hyaena and leopard. Chief’s Island is also home to the only white and black rhino in the Okavango Delta. The birding, a result of diverse habitats, is equally attractive. Large concentrations of plains game often occur in front of camp and their almost ubiquitous presence.

Mombo Camp, on Mombo Island, has nine spacious tents raised off the ground and under shady trees, all built to maximise the view over the floodplain. The tent interiors are elegantly furnished with polished parquet floors, an outdoor thatched sala, and en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. The main living and dining area is under thatch and there is a boma for traditional dinners, small library and a plunge pool to relax in the heat of the day.

Seth relaxing in Mombo after an early morning game drive

Cape Buffalo shot from a helicopter over the Okavango Delta outside of Mombo

New lion family shot full frame with a 300mm. They were about 20 ft. away

Rhinos are being slaughtered at a rate of 1 per day and they face extinction

May 21st: After an incredible safari trip, return to Johannesburg for your flights back home. For more info about the slaughter of the Rhinos

 

ALL the CAMPS we are traveling to are OWNED and/or OPERATED by WILDERNESS SAFARIS


 

 

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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.

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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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