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Wild Svalbard - Spitsbergen & Polar Bears

This photography expedition is split between land and sea. Here you'll spend four days land-based photographing the wildlife and exploring the landscape, and fours days on board a Hurtigruten expedition ship sailing to the remoter areas which are harder to access in search of polar bears and other wildlife and sealife.

This is wild country and there are more polar bears on the Svalbard than there are people. January is the middle of winter and the almost continual darkness gives a great chance of seeing the sky light up.

The half light is also magical, giving us plenty of opportunity to photograph the winter landscape and the to explore Svalbard by dog sled and snowmobile.

Our objective is to help you to take your photography to the next level. The locations and events have been specially chosen to provide good photographic opportunities which will help you to build your photographic skills and confidence and allow you plenty of time to practice and enjoy the experience. We believe that photography should be fun so there'll be plenty of laughs along the way.

Svalbard Highlights

  • Arctic summer landscape of Svalbard
  • 24 hour sunlight in the land of the midnight sun
  • Polar bears (if we're lucky but chances are high) and other wildlife

Photo Tour Highlights

  • Small group
  • Group and individual tuition
  • Tutors dedicated to helping you with your photography
  • Unhurried itinerary with plenty of time to develop your photography
  • Opportunities to photograph landscape, wildlife, lowlight, movement, and night photography

What You'll Learn About

  • Understanding light & how to control it
  • Composition & how to add impact to your images
  • Understanding the important technical functions of your camera
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately
  • Receive feedback your images during the tour
  • Landscape and wildlife photography

Tuition

This tour will be tutored by professional photographer and founder of travel Photographer of the Year awards, Chris Coe. If six or more people join the photo tour we will be joined by award-winning travel writer and blogger, Emma Thomson, with tuition in travel writing available to anyone who would like to add this skill to their photography.

Chris is self-taught and has been a professional photographer for 20 years. He is also the founder of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards (www.tpoty.com) and author of several books on photography. His photography has taken him all over the world on commissioned work and stock shoots, photographing using both film and digital cameras, in every format from 35mm to large format, including panoramics. Chris has photographic experience of shooting everything from landscapes to people, travel to architecture and abstracts to wildlife images.

Hazel Hayward is Chris's assistant and has been learning photography over the last year or so. She will be there to help you as you learn and improve.

For more information on the tuition please contact us. Email and phone details can be found in the right hand column.

Travel & Booking Information

The travel organiser for this photo tour is Hurtigruten. Hurtigruten are a licensed UK based tour operator and you are financially protected as per their terms and conditions. Their ATOL license number is ATOL 3584 and their ABTA number V7545. Hurtigruten is a company registered in England & Wales with company number 02865967..

What's included in the price:

  • All tuition
  • Return flights from London to Longyearbyen inc. taxes, charges, transfers as applicable
  • 4 day expedition voyage around Spitsbergen on MS Nordstjernen
  • Accommodation and meals on full board basis while on MS Nordstjernen
  • 4 nights accommodation and breakfast at the Spitsbergen Hotel, Longyearbyen
  • 2 days with personal guide and excursions

What's NOT included in the price:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not detailed except on MS Nordstjernen
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Any service not specified

To see the intinerary in detail visit the Hurtigruten Spitsbergen & Polar Bears photo trip page

For more information on the photo tuition and photography on this trip please contact us on 01728 627752 or by email. For more travel information or to reserve a place please contact Hurtigruten by phone (0203 411 2523).

More booking information can also be found on the Hurtigruten website.

Improve your photography & experience the magical Northern Lights high above the Arctic circle in Svalbard
Photo Tour Dates

10th to 19th June 2017

Location

Svalbard / Spitsbergen

Photo Tour Price

£2855pp*

*inc. flights from UK, photo tuition & full board on ship, B&B in Longyearbyen

5% BOOK NOW DISCOUNT - use the booking code 7H69F85

Tutors

Chris Coe

Hazel Hayward

Max Group Size

16

How To Book

This photo tour is arranged by Hurtigruten

Tel:

0203 411 2523

Email:

If you'd more information then please contact us:

More Information About The Photo Tuition
Tel: 01728 669185

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