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January 13th, 2013

Barter Island Polar Bears 100

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 100
I love this picture of a polar bear mother with her two cubs! I took it last October while co-leading my Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska with Steve Kazlowski. It is a lot of fun helping clients photograph polar bears, especially when the bears are kind enough to pose for us right when the light …
 
January 12th, 2013

Kaktovik Sunrise Abstract 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kaktovik Sunrise Abstract 1
I got to travel with my client-friend Bryn Forbes in Alaska and Tonga this summer. Though the purpose of the trips were to photograph humpback whales, Bryn spent a lot of time shooting motion blur abstracts. We all gave him a hard time about it, but he motivated me to try shooting some myself during …
 
July 4th, 2012

How to Choose a Photography Workshop

Posted By Michael Clark
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Choosing the right photography workshop can be difficult. It is difficult to know how open the instructor will be, what their teaching style is like and exactly what you can gain from a workshop. Because of the high cost of workshops doing your own research is a must. Since I teach a number of workshops, …
 
June 14th, 2012

Seascapes

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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I’m fortunate to live just a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean on the New Hampshire coast (yes, New Hampshire has a coast!) This part of New England can be described as a mix of small urban centers, surrounded by suburban landscapes, agricultural fields and small woodlands. On land, there are plenty of good …
 
November 18th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 26

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 26
I was very happy with my first encounters with polar bears while co-leading my Polar Bear Photography Tour this fall. These amazing creatures are incredibly photogenic and life-changing to see in the wild. I’m currently updating my website with information about next year’s tours, but for anyone that is interested our scheduled dates are September 24-27, September 28-October 1, …
 
October 20th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 35

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 35, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
The young polar bears that I photographed during my recent Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska spent a lot of time playing with their siblings both on land and in the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears are considered marine mammals since they spend so much of their lives in and out of the water. They are …
 
October 17th, 2011

Photo Chat with Tony Wu #4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback whale calf playing in front of its mother
I had the opportunity to record another conversation with Tony Wu last week. He just returned from photographing humpback whales in Tonga for 2 months and I have just gotten back from several trips where I have photographed Atlantic spotted dolphins, brown bears, and polar bears. For anyone interested, we still have a few spaces …
 
October 11th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 08

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 08, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
This is another one of my favorite photos from my recent Polar Bear Photography Tour. I was standing next to the boat with my local Inupiat guide when this mom and cub came over to have a closer look at us. We very quickly got back in the boat, but not before I fired off …
 
October 4th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 01, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
I have just returned from co-leading my first Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska. It was an incredible success! I created some fantastic images, but more importantly, so did my clients. I can’t wait to do it again next year. I’ll be updating my website this fall with information about next year’s tours, but if …
 
August 11th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #4: Second Trip

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
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August 8, 2011, Cloudy and 43F Tanya and I spent the past three days in Lonyearbyen in a small, very European, apartment, catching up on business matters, writing and a little rest before our next group of guests arrived. The first trip went really well, but every adventure to the field is new, so it’s …