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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 04:16:20 PM »
I wish I knew how to take better pics.
gotta stop focusing on the $125 cameras on DD, and start focusing on the $12,500 ones.
:)

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 04:16:57 PM »
gotta stop focusing on the $125 cameras on DD, and start focusing on the $12,500 ones.
:)
Eh.
In that case I'm happy with my pics :D
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 04:21:43 PM »
Nice pan on the cormorant shot.
How did you white balance in the ice and snow? Grey card or PP?

I shoot raw and adjust the white balance to look right to my eye in post. No grey card. Thanks for the kind words!

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 04:25:02 PM »
Very nice pictures!

Could you type out the airports you traveled to and from?

I spent 60K united points and ~40K LAN points (converted from Starwoods points) to book the following:

United points SFO>YYZ>SCL
LAN Points SCL > PUQ, then separately PUQ > MPN.
LAN Points MPN > PUQ, PUQ > SCL
United points SFO>PTY>LAX>SFO

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »
Wow this is something I always wanted to do but....

At least I can see it in pictures. What is the pricing on such an expedition like?

There was a 28-day boat charter from Falklands > South Georgia > Antarctica > Falklands that cost $10K. Flights, room and board within the falklands for 7 days was $1400, although we could have gotten it for $900 if we had not used a booking company.


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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 04:27:30 PM »
I believe we are all also grossly overlooking a very key part to this trip.

Haha yes, you need to love photography to be great at it. That statement is probably true for anything :).

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 04:29:19 PM »
There was a 28-day boat charter from Falklands > South Georgia > Antarctica > Falklands that cost $10K. Flights, room and board within the falklands for 7 days was $1400, although we could have gotten it for $900 if we had not used a booking company.
that is per person pricing I assume?

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 04:31:41 PM »
Haha yes, you need to love photography to be great at it. That statement is probably true for anything :).
That statement is probably true for all things. But even so, 14 hours a day for 20 days in cold weather is a lot of commitment. Kudos.
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 04:32:12 PM »
gotta stop focusing on the $125 cameras on DD, and start focusing on the $12,500 ones.
:)

The kit I used in Antarctica cost $4K, but the majority of the photos you see here (at this resolution) could have been taken with a $1K kit. The extra money buys me resolution for printing big, speed (AF, settings adjustments), and consistency (it works every time). Ultimately the photographer still has to do the real work.

Also, don't underestimate (or hide behind) your $125 camera: In many respects, it outperforms a $50K film camera from 15 years ago.


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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 04:32:31 PM »
that is per person pricing I assume?

Yes - per person.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »
gotta stop focusing on the $125 cameras on DD, and start focusing on the $12,500 ones.
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2013, 04:33:56 PM »
this is truly amazing!!!

i know im a noob, but one of those penguin shots, what your exact setting? how is the colors on the animals so vivid, and the water so blue?

how many shots in RAW do you shoot till you get the perfect one?
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2013, 04:34:22 PM »
The kit I used in Antarctica cost $4K, but the majority of the photos you see here (at this resolution) could have been taken with a $1K kit. The extra money buys me resolution for printing big, speed (AF, settings adjustments), and consistency (it works every time). Ultimately the photographer still has to do the real work.

Also, don't underestimate (or hide behind) your $125 camera: In many respects, it outperforms a $50K film camera from 15 years ago.
Care to share what's in your kit?

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2013, 07:49:37 PM »
did you sail through Drakes Passage?

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2013, 08:28:28 PM »
So are all these pics digitally "enachanced"?!
#TooUnreal