Quality not Quantity
Only 5 or 6 photographers shooting on the ground, thus allowing:
The ability to move around and choose a better background or angle.
Overall feeling of the workshop is more intimate.
Feel more in tune with the surroundings and its species.
A minimum 400mm lens is required. Wide angle lens for the Aurora and landscapes. Your most used focal distance will be in the range of 300 to 500mm. If possible bring 2 - 35mm digital camera bodies, sturdy tripod, 2 batteries for each camera body.
Temperatures range from -1C to -20C during this time. Insulated boots, warm winter coat, insulated pants to wear over your inside pants. large warm mitts, thin gloves you can use camera buttons with, warm hat and wool socks.
Low level of fitness is required. Very short walks in snow depth of less than a foot deep.
You must be able to carry your own camera gear and tripod.
Bathroom breaks are available through out the day.
Fly into Churchill from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pick up at airport and taken directly to the lodge.
That evening a dinner is planned with a short slideshow discussing photo tips and techniques for the Aurora and Arctic wildlife.
Early breakfast then out in search for polar bears. Break for lunch then we head back out for one more photo shoot. Dinner together and discuss the day's shoot, and review images. Northern lights are always a possibility when the skies are clear.
Day 3,4,5 and 6
Observe and photograph polar bears and possibly arctic fox, cross fox, red fox, willow and rock ptarmigan. Early morning landscapes photography if light and clouds offer the opportunity..
We shoot until noon then lunch and off to the Churchill airport flying back to Winnipeg.
6 nights accommodations.
5 and a half days of photography.
All permits and licenses.
Personalized instruction offered at all times.
Alcoholic drinks, non-meal time drinks or snacks.
Lunch and Dinner
All flights to and from location.
$2,000.00 cdn + 13% hst non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Remaining amount of $3,300.00 cdn + 13% hst payment due 90 days prior to departure date.
Please make payments to Michael Bertelsen and send to PO Box 5335, Huntsville , ON, Canada P1H 2K7