Explore Earth’s Final Frontiers with Eminent Photographer Martin Bailey and Aurora Expeditions

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Expedition Cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, is delighted to announce world renowned photographer Martin Bailey will be running workshops on five of their wilderness voyages in 2012.

These photography tours are open to photographers of all levels and will provide the lucky few with the opportunity to learn from one of photography’s modern stars. Martin Bailey is a professional Nature, Wildlife and Portrait photographer. He has been included in one of “The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade” lists and his popular weekly photography Podcast has over 75,000 monthly downloads. These extraordinary photography cruises travel to The High Arctic, Russian Arctic and Russian Far East, giving budding photographers the opportunity to hone their skills alongside one of the world’s leading experts.

Passengers on these spectacular voyages will have the opportunity to explore spectacular remote coastlines alongside Martin and the expedition team; making the most of the incredible light, close wildlife encounters and stunning scenery. Russian Far East voyages include the spectacular Kuril Islands, Kamchatka Peninsula and Commander Islands, while the Russian Arctic voyage offers the rare chance to visit Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. Russian Coast highlights include snow-capped volcanoes, deep fjords, pack ice and prolific wildlife such as whales, brown bears, rare birds, seals and even the illusive polar bear. The Jewels of the Arctic voyages include Spitsbergen – the realm of the polar bear, the breathtaking mountain vistas of the East Greenland coast and a taste of Iceland.

The 13 and 14 days voyages depart in June, July and August 2012. Prices start at AU$8700 and include photography programme, ship accommodation, all meals on board, all shore excursions, lectures, medical services, port charges and taxes.

During each Expedition, Martin will give informal lectures on subjects including Color management with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and calibration tools, Lightroom basics and enhancements, digital workflow, geotagging, composition, long Exposure techniques and Black & White with Silver Efex Pro 2. He will also hold convivial photo critique sessions whereby photographers look at each other’s images and provide constructive criticism and pats on backs!

Martin’s style is approachable and personal with the priority being passenger photography. His passion for creating photography that invokes emotions is infectious and his aim is to help others to do the same.

For more information on these spectacular voyages, please click here

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