No fancy camera is needed! Guests are even traveling with nothing but a smartphone and are capturing fantastic images.
While many guests bring professional cameras on their expeditions, it's not necessary to invest in one to capture amazing photographs during your trip. Plus, Lindblad has expert photographers on board to help you get the best shots possible whether you’re a smartphone user, advanced hobbyist, or serious photographer.
The logic is simple—bring people who love making images to the planet’s most spectacular places and most thrilling subjects. Expedition Photography takes it to the next level by adding to the mix some of the world’s top visual storytellers who travel at your side and at your service. Not only are they deeply knowledgeable professionals versed in the technical aspects of photography and storytelling methods, they are also experts on wildlife—and sharing their knowledge sets you up to get some of the best images of your life.
Every expedition aboard National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Orion sails with a National Geographic Photography Expert as part of the expedition team.
Sharing in the journey, they will offer tips at the deck rail, share engaging stories during presentations in the lounge, and with a little prodding over dinner or drinks in the lounge likely share amusing anecdotes of their time in the field. They are full participants in the expedition and engaging travel companions.
They have each been specially trained to assist you with your camera model and settings; the basic elements of framing, composition and light; and to provide shooting tips in the field, ensuring you return home with fantastic photos.
Unlike a photography class or workshop, an expedition is a highly dynamic environment, where an incredible sighting can occur at any moment. So, the fact that your photo instructor is also a skilled naturalist is invaluable. They can help you better understand the wildlife, so you can be at the right place at the right time to capture amazing behavior—whether you’re shooting from the ship’s deck, a Zodiac, or on a walk. Take an expedition with us, and you’ll not only have the experience of a lifetime, but you’ll also have the shots to prove it.
On designated departures, a combination of a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor and a National Geographic Photography Expert come together to provide a program that includes multiple photo presentations and editing sessions and is designed to maximize the best photographic conditions. They work closely with the Captain and the expedition leader to take advantage of sunrise and sunset opportunities (whether by foot, Zodiac, or ship) and unique wildlife viewing.
Photo expeditions are select departures in remarkable geographies, designed by photographers, for photographers. However, since these voyages also offer so many active options, you can invite a spouse, companion, or friend along, assured that they’ll have a wonderful time doing their thing, too.
A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition is arguably one of the most exhilarating experiences a person can have. Few travel experiences come close to approximating its authenticity and all-five-senses engagement. Discover the planet's most remarkable places, accompanied by experts who can shed light on the things you see, with expedition tools to use along the way, so you can explore up close and personally.
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