Friday, 29 October 2010

Learn How to Capture the Northern Lights

By guest blogger Steve Newman

Both budding and experienced photographers can brush up on their digital photography skills with some of the world’s most beautiful scenery as the picture subject. Hurtigruten is offering two special themed digital photography voyages this winter, with the chance to capture snow-clad fjords, arctic landscapes and, hopefully, even the elusive Northern Lights. An onboard digital photography expert will provide guidance and a series of lectures so that everyone learns new skills and techniques.

Capturing the Northern Lights is a photographer’s dream and this winter Hurtigruten is offering separate beginners and intermediate voyages to ensure all levels of photographer are catered for. Both are accompanied by on board lecturer Paul Howard, who has been a freelance photographer with over 27 years experience working on both local and national newspapers and well known magazines.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY VOYAGE FOR BEGINNERS - 27 January - £1199pp – On this seven-day voyage, photography enthusiasts can learn how to perfectly capture the beauty of the fjords. Lectures include: basic digital photography explained; understanding our camera; picture composition and a Q&A session on becoming a photographer. No previous experience is necessary to get the most from this wonderful voyage. Priced from £1199 per person to include seven night’s cruising from Bergen to Kirkenes on a half-board basis, return flights from Heathrow and the services of a tour manager and lecturer. No single supplements apply.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY VOYAGE FOR INTERMEDIATES - 8 March - £1279pp – On this seven-day voyage, budding digital photographers can improve their skills and learn new techniques. Lectures include: Inside your camera; picture composition and use of the flash; photo manipulation – editing your photographs and a Q&A session on becoming a professional photographer. Priced from £1279 per person to include seven night’s cruising from Bergen to Kirkenes on a half-board basis, return flights from Heathrow and the services of a tour manager and lecturer. No single supplements apply.

Both voyages can be extended to include the return journey to Bergen (the full Classic Round Voyage) from £315pp.

For more information, visit http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/ or call The Cruise Line Ltd on 0800 008 6677.