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National Geographic Photography Voyages

Expedition Advice

* Travel with a team of accredited National Geograph photographers.

* Utilise onboard professional camera equipment.

* Polar photography lessons and tips in the field from leading wildlife and landscape photographers.

Could there be any better way to enhance your Polar photography skills than travelling to an inspiring destination like South Georgia, Antarctica or the Arctic with a team of National Geographic photographers to help you with tips, technical advice and equipment selection? Born of expedition heritage, the National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion travel with a certified National Geographic photographers on their Arctic and Antarctic cruise departures.

Whether you are just beginning your photography journey, are an intermediate or advanced photographer on board these voyages special Polar photography expeditions are planned by the photographers for photographers and are highly immersive. These trips will see the photography team take you and your budding photographers on exclusive walks, hikes and Zodiac excursions to find wildlife or the perfect angle for the lighting in that moment. With renowned photographers by your side to assist and inspire you, as well as photographic talks, presentations, slideshows and sharing events these voyages, as well as Lightroom and Photoshop workshops on board, you can literally be all consumed by photography on these Polar cruises.

Just bring with you a sense of adventure, your creative eye and some kind of photo-taking device from a point-and-shoot, DSLR or even your smartphone, the team on board are always there to help you capture the next frame in the best possible way.

Explorer’s Gear Locker; A recent development on the National Geographic Explorer and Orion is the Explorer’s Gear Locker concept. In partnership with B&H Photo the ships now feature a locker with professional camera equipment from the lens’ to camera bodies and much more, which you are welcome to hire out and take ashore on your excursions. You will have access to special rates online with B&H Photo once your booking on either the Explorer or Orion is confirmed and their experts will be able to help you with all the right advice for new equipment based on your current kit, when and where you are travelling.

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A National Geographic photography excursion and Explorer’s Gear Locker.

Below are a few of the National Geographic Polar photographers that regularly travel with the Explorer and Orion;

JAY DICKMAN: National Geographic Photographer

Jay dickman photographerA Pulitzer-Prize winner and National Geographic Photographer, Jay’s work has appeared in 15 of the high-profile “A Day in the Life of…” series. His work also has won several awards in the World Press International Competition, including the Golden Eye award, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Jay has worked in photojournalism for over 30 years, photographing events as diverse as the war in El Salvador, national political conventions, six Super Bowls, and the 40th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. He’s spent three months living in a stone-age village in Papua New Guinea, spent a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub (both these for National Geographic), and sunk on a boat on the Amazon.


Massimo Bassano: National Geographic Photographer

  Massimo Bassano national geographic photographer

Massimo Bassano has worked as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. His work appears in National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic online edition, as well as many publications throughout Europe. Massimo’s photographic subjects know no bounds—his recent assignments have covered social issues, international travel, fitness and health, fashion, and portraiture. In 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in journalism

His long association with National Geographic began when he worked as a translator/guide for photographer Bob Sacha on a two-month assignment in Italy. Subsequently, he worked as a fixer for other Geographic shooters including George Steinmetz, David Alan Harvey, William Albert Allard, and Ira Block. Fixers help lensers gain access to the best photographic opportunities that an area has to offer, often finding subjects in locations well off the beaten path. The job requires an intimate knowledge of the local culture, customs, and landscape—skills that have served Massimo well while working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.

If you are interested in joining the National Geographic on an incredible photography voyage to South Georgia, Antarctica or the Arctic, you can search the National Geographic voyages or you are welcome to Email Us or call on 1800960577.

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A guest on board a National Geographic voyage in Arctic Svalbard taking advantage of a perfect afternoon for photography.

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