Silversea Cruises, the luxury expedition cruise specialist, has launched a new photography academy on sailings to Antarctica aboard Silver Cloud.
My Photo Academy will give cruisers a chance to elevate their photographic prowess by mastering the art of digital photography in a vibrant space of creativity featuring state-of-the-art equipment for both MAC and PC users.
Unique to Silver Cloud, the Photo Studio is designed and implemented in collaboration with Galardi Media Network, a Swiss company specialising in new technologies and multimedia.
With both private and group lessons, guests sailing on itineraries with mesmerising landscapes rich with amazing wildlife, will benefit the guidance of a professional photo manager, whilst learning and practicing their photo-editing skills on a high-grade professional equipment.
Among the topics covered is an introduction to photography, social media, and the use of Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® software tools to edit images to get just the right look.
“Our new photography program is a perfect fit for the immersive expeditions we offer in Antarctica,” Silversea Cruises senior vice president Conrad Combrink said.
“Voyaging to the bottom of the Earth is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, full of magical moments which we will help our guests to capture in beautiful images they will be proud to display in their home or office.”
Silver Cloud accommodates just 200 guests in polar waters and its fleet of 16 Zodiacs provides an unprecedented opportunity for up-close exploration, while 10 kayaks offer a truly personalised experience of nature in the polar realms.
Twenty or more passionate and dedicated Expedition Team members are always on hand to share their considerable knowledge and insights. They give lectures in the multi-tiered Explorer Lounge, run workshops, lead Zodiac and kayak trips, and guide nature walks — all of which is complimentary.
Expedition voyages to Antarctica are offered from November through February.