Miami, FL—The magical islands of the South Pacific that inspired great artists and writers will be eyed anew by 20 photographers attending the 10th Annual Digital Photo Workshop Cruise sailing from Tahiti, April 16, 2011, on the 330-passenger, luxury liner Paul Gauguin.
Conducted by Arthur Bleich, professional photographer and educator, and Adrian Coakley, illustrations editor at National Geographic, the workshop will feature lectures, demonstrations and visits to 10 French Polynesian islands, where attendees will photograph travel, nature and documentary images that will be published in a fine arts book attendees can treasure.
The cruise will stop at the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands with melodious names like Moorea, Hiva Oa and Bora Bora. This is the second time Arthur Bleich has undertaken a book project for the workshop cruise, and each photographer will be generously represented.
This is not a beginner’s workshop; generally speaking, attendees should have a camera with a Four Thirds-format, APS or full-frame sensor and know how to use its features, such as aperture priority, shutter priority, selective focus, bracketing and special accessories.
The workshop is structured to achieve two goals: To show how to shoot travel, nature and documentary images that are on a professional level; and to discuss photographic topics attendees are interested in learning more about. Most evenings and during portions of the four days the ship is at sea, the images shot will be viewed and attendees will receive feedback from the professionals. Questions that arise from these sessions will allow custom tailoring of the curriculum to suit specific needs.
The cost of the 14-day workshop begins at $6,573 and is less for non-participating companions. Gratuities and port taxes are included in the package and roundtrip air from Los Angeles to Tahiti, where the ship embarks. Complete information is available at http://www.dpcorner.com/cruise or at 1-800-652-2267.