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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?
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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"?!
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2013, 09:22:23 PM »
Care to share what's in your kit?

These photos are amazing! I've found I can take some beautiful pictures using the iPhone camera!

Having said that, I am going on a nature trip soon, and want to take nice pictures but with the smallest camera I can find. Can you recommend one?
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 09:27:05 PM »
These photos are amazing! I've found I can take some beautiful pictures using the iPhone camera!

Having said that, I am going on a nature trip soon, and want to take nice pictures but with the smallest camera I can find. Can you recommend one?

The iPhone can def take some great shots.

If you have kids you should make sure to buy a camera with little lag. What are you looking to spend?
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 09:46:39 PM »
WOW! These are amazing!!! Thank you for posting. Looking forward to part 2 :)
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 09:55:28 PM »
The iPhone can def take some great shots.

If you have kids you should make sure to buy a camera with little lag. What are you looking to spend?

I guess less than $300. I bought the canon ELPH300 last year but impossible to take pictures of my daughter who wont sit still for a minute.

I've always coveted the Canon S95 which is now going for over $500 probably it's no longer in production and all subsequent models aren't as good.

I want something I won't feel in my pocket, with a long zoom and good for scenery and kids.
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2013, 09:58:29 PM »
I guess less than $300. I bought the canon ELPH300 last year but impossible to take pictures of my daughter who wont sit still for a minute.

I've always coveted the Canon S95 which is now going for over $500 probably it's no longer in production and all subsequent models aren't as good.

I want something I won't feel in my pocket, with a long zoom and good for scenery and kids.

Good for kids is an SLR and they aren't small. You can look into the SonY NEx line which is smaller but pricey.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 11:51:25 PM »
Wow.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2013, 02:01:42 AM »
I'll put together a post with travel details this weekend, but for now I wanted to share a photography-gear-focused post (which might be a bit unusual for this forum).

WOW! Awesome photography! I'm lovin' them.

+1 on the Tokina 11-16, it was my favorite lens and I sorely miss it since I switched to full frame.

Also a tip for those of you without a weather sealed camera - get a pack of these for under 10 bucks. Not as convenient as weather sealing, but they work well.

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2013, 02:09:40 AM »
I guess less than $300. I bought the canon ELPH300 last year but impossible to take pictures of my daughter who wont sit still for a minute.

I've always coveted the Canon S95 which is now going for over $500 probably it's no longer in production and all subsequent models aren't as good.

I want something I won't feel in my pocket, with a long zoom and good for scenery and kids.

The S95 (or similar) won't help you with that, any P&S will have that issue. Your best option at that price range is probably a Micro 4/3 camera, they're frequently on sale in that price range. You'll feel it in your pocket though, if you could get it in at all.
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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2013, 02:39:05 AM »
Wow, just wow!

Antarctica just moved way up my bucket list. From "It seems like it would be an awesome place to see someday" to "I absolutely must make it there in this lifetime."

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Re: Flying Penguins: Antarctica via Points
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2013, 04:09:21 AM »
Great pics!
What is the shutter speed on the Petrel shot?