31 October 2010

White & Wild Japan 2011

There are a few openings left on the February 2011 Japan workshop, so if you've always wanted to photograph the adorable snow monkeys, the graceful dances of the Japanese cranes, whooper swans on an ice lake, and the spectacular Stellar's sea eagles on pack ice from Siberia - this is your chance to be part of the adventure.

Fairy Chimney shot in National Geographic

The October issue of National Geographic (Dutch edition) features one of Marsel's fairy chimney shots that he shot earlier this year in Turkey. Marsel was so enthusiastic about this trip, that we decided to organize a landscape photography workshop to this magical place. Read more about this exciting trip below. 

29 October 2010

New landscape workshop to Turkey now online!

We're proud to announce that we've put together a new and exciting landscape photography workshop: Lunar Landscapes of Turkey (17-23 April 2011).

With so many photographers copying not only our website design, but also our tours and workshops, we thought it was time to add something different. After extensively shooting wildlife last year, Marsel decided to spend more time doing landscapes this year, and this new trip is the direct result of that. Earlier this year he traveled to Cappadocia in the south of Turkey in search of photogenic landscape locations, and he was not disappointed!

Cappadocia is a region of exceptional natural wonders and a unique historical and cultural heritage. The spectacular volcanic landscape is entirely sculpted by millions of years of erosion. Wind and rain have created a bizarre field of hundreds of conical formations. Many of these pillars, known as fairy chimneys, contain labyrinths and caves where Christians once hid to avoid persecution. We will explore and photograph the lunar landscape, strange rock formations and rock hewn churches in the many valleys. We will stay in a small hotel right in the heart of a historic village. One of the highlights is an optional balloon ride, shooting the surreal landscape from above.

Spouses and non-photographing travel companions will also enjoy this amazing trip!

All accommodation is in a small family-run hotel. This trip is suitable for photographers of all experience levels. There will be daily briefings, one-on-one in the field instructions, raw processing tips, and image reviews in the evenings. You'll return with spectacular images!

This tour is already filling up very quickly with returning guests, so if you're interested in joining us, don't hesitate and make your reservation now!

For more information look here.

25 October 2010

Wildlife workshop Spain a big succes

Our wildlife workshop in Spain is getting more and more popular as the perfect trip for beginning wildlife photographers who are eager to bring their photography to the next level. Each morning we started early so that Marsel could review the previous days' images, before heading out to the park for a full day of shooting. The weather was particularly good this year with lots of bright overcast days. Even the animals were cooperating, with the bears and the lynxes giving us excellent photo opportunities.  At the end of the trip everyone was tired but the laptops filled with great pictures more than made up for that!

19 October 2010

Interview in East & West Magazine

Marsel was recently interviewed by East & West Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific, and the resulting article is featured in their October issue. They used his Siberian tiger photograph from China as the opening shot on a double page spread. To read the full article, please click here to download the PDF (1.1MB).

12 October 2010

Icebergs and icebergs and icebergs

Marsel just returned from a trip to Greenland, where he photographed lots of icebergs and glaciers. It was an extremely tiring (the sun basically didn't set) but spectacular experience as he got as far as 80 degrees North before he was stopped by the pack ice and had to turn South again. With only three days before the next project already started, he has not yet been able to go through all the images, let alone process them, so it might take a while before he can show more of this amazing place.