Join a group of us on one of the best ships that ply the Antarctic waters, the 78-passenger ice-strengthened Ushuaia. We've assembled an amazing team of pro photographers, expedition leaders and naturalists to provide photography instruction, information, and guidance throughout the expedition.
We own the boat, so this expedition will be set up to maximize photographic opportunities with as many shore landings as possible.
On this 10-day all-inclusive photographic workshop you'll have opportunities to photograph the beautiful and diverse wildlife and incredible polar landscapes of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula. We've timed our expedition at the end of Antarctic spring and the very beginning of summer, when there's still a chance for fresh snows and the wildlife is beginning to be most active.
Because of the smaller size of our ship and of our group, we have access to all approved landing spots in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica—we can go places where the large cruise ships can't go. Not only that, our smaller group size allows us more time at each landing for photography—something that is severely compromised when you are on a ship that has more than 100 passengers.
You can expect to see and photograph: whales (orca, minke, and humpback), crabeater, elephant, leopard and Weddell seals, countless numbers of penguins, and many, many albatrosses, petrels, and other sea birds.
Everything is all-inclusive from the time we meet you in Ushuaia, Argentina on December 2, 2018 until the time we say goodbye on December 13, 2018. There will be plenty of on-board instruction on wildlife photography, beginning and advanced Lightroom, photographic composition, technical refreshers, naturalist lectures and more. There will always be something going on when we're not photographing, dining, or sleeping!
On board the Ushuaia, there's plenty of space in the common areas to relax, read a book, or talk photography. We have a huge room available for our classroom instruction, lectures, presentations, image reviews, and critiques. Meals on board are quite good: continental and full breakfast buffet, buffet or seated and served lunch, afternoon tea and three-course dinner. Mealtimes are set by us, and are based on our shore excursions—photography first!
Unlike most Antarctica trips, which are on tourist cruise ships with 150, 200, or 250+ passengers and are not dedicated fully to photography, we can get closer to land, and our Zodiacs will zip you to shore safely and fast, so you can have the most time available for photography. With Me and Muench Workshops, you will be with like-minded photographers and travelers who are interested in maximizing every opportunity to capture amazing wildlife and landscape images, and to learn as much as possible from the pros and experts on the team. Don't worry, your non-photographer spouse/partner/traveling companion will enjoy this expedition just as much as everyone else, and they too will enjoy the landscape and wildlife and the guiding from not only us but the expedition staff and naturalists.
See cabin set up and pricing here, https://www.kevinpepperphotography.com/cabin-layout
See all the details and itinerary here, https://www.kevinpepperphotography.com/2018-antarctica-expedition