Stunning Alaska Images Await Capture By Those Who Sign Up For Digital Photography Workshop Cruise

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Embarking from Seattle on August 30, 2013, attendees will spend a week learning to shoot professional-quality images in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier and Skagway in Alaska, and Victoria, BC, in Canada.

Unique teaching methods enable attendees to quickly identify the elements that will yield exceptional images resulting in rapid improvement of their photographic skills.

The oldest and most popular digital photography workshop at sea will embark from Seattle, WA, for an 8-day cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, August 30th through September 6th, 2013. Enrollment is limited to 12 attendees who will visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier and Skagway in Alaska, and Victoria, BC in Canada before returning to Seattle.

Now in its 12th year, the Digital Photography Workshop Cruise is known for its unique teaching methods that enable attendees to quickly become proficient at making exceptional images. Photographs taken by past workshop participants have appeared in national magazines and books and many former attendees have become professionally involved in photography.

Leading the group will be Arthur H. Bleich, an award-winning professional photographer, writer and educator who has worked and lived in Alaska and whose images of the 49th State have been published and exhibited throughout the world. He has shot assignments at more than 50 locations in Alaska and is intimately acquainted with its history, people, and geography.

Attendees will be able to capture images of timeless totem poles, Indian dancers, grizzled pioneers, historic Russian Orthodox churches with beautiful religious icons, gold mines and canneries, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife– bears, eagles, whales, exotic seabirds and more. In Skagway, a half-day train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway offers magnificent scenery from high trestles, remote valleys and at places with names like Bridal Veil Falls and Dead Horse Gulch.

A highlight of the workshop will be cruising the narrow waters of Tracy Arm to magnificent Sawyer Glacier where giant slices of ice weighing millions of pounds tumble into the water with a thunderous roar– their splashes sometimes reaching hundreds of feet high as they become new-born icebergs. The ship’s last port of call will be Victoria in British Columbia, an island city know for whales that gather in the harbor and for the stunning night lighting at Butchart Gardens, an international attraction.

Demonstrations and lectures will be held in the workshop’s private, high-tech conference room where attendees will also have their images reviewed. Past participants cite those sessions as the key to rapidly improving their photographic skills by helping them identify and shoot prize-winning images.

Bleich says the reason for such rapid improvement is that the workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to recognize and photograph subjects exactly the way professional photographers do. “Most professionals,” he explains, “go through a simple, mental, step-by-step routine before shooting a picture. Once our attendees begin to do the same, they experience a dramatic improvement in their work.”

The workshop is limited to 12 attendees to assure individual attention in a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment. All-inclusive costs begin at $2,490, with non-attendee companions paying less. For further information visit:

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