Photography Adventure at 74° North.
July 11 - July 20, 2019
This land-based itinerary brings together a host of active Arctic experiences that put you in the thick of the action. Recreational fun includes ATVing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Encounter elusive wildlife—polar bears, muskoxen, foxes, rare birds and more. Visit the Cunningham River estuary, the seasonal home to hundreds of beluga whales, as well as the fascinating Thule sites at Cape Anne.
- All meals and accommodation;
- Transfer package including:
- Hotel shuttle transfers on arrival and departure between airport and hotel in Yellowknife;
- One pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Yellowknife with breakfast;
- Group transfer to and from charter flight to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge;
- Charter flight from Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge to Yellowknife;
- One post-expedition hotel accommodation in Yellowknife;
- All activities per the daily program, e.g., ATV, kayaking, rafting, photography, fat biking daily tours/itineraries
- Leadership throughout the expedition by our experienced Arctic Watch Team
- Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled;
- Waterproof expedition boots on loan;
- Official Quark Expeditions parka to keep;
- Coffee, tea, water and juice available around the clock (soft drinks are not available);
- All miscellaneous service taxes throughout the program;
- All luggage handling at the charter terminal and at the lodge;
- Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of $500,000 USD per person;
- Complimentary Wifi (limited signal strength)
- Airfare from home to Yellowknife;
- Passport and visa expenses (if applicable);
- Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above;
- Meal outside the lodge, with the exception of breakfasts in Yellowknife;
- Wine, select draft beer, and spirits: Northwest Passage Wine and Spirit List is available for an additional cost;
- Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance – strongly recommended;
- Excess-baggage fees on international flights (if applicable);
- Waterproof gear beyond the included parka;
- Additional overnight accommodation;
- Fee for fishing license;
Myriam Casper is a photographer, editor and documentary filmmaker.
She worked as Producer for Channel M television and Cinematographer & Editor on Mosaico TV, a series of documentaries about Portuguese colonies worldwide.
Myriam grew up in four nations; France, Brazil, Portugal and England.
She formed her skills and developed an incredible passion for B&W and hand printing in the darkroom of Stamford College, on the North Side of London. From years spent amid the vibrancy and drama of Brazil her approach to photograph people and to become part of their own lives come very naturally, making lifestyle and humanity her strongest topics for storytelling.
Eighteen years ago, moving to Canada, Myriam was introduced to Nature and Wildlife. A new theme to explore and photograph in B&W had begun.
Myriam’s most recent achievements in storytelling come from Morocco and Cuba, where her photos emerged from the effort, skill, spirit and perseverance she gained from all her life experiences with people and countries. Today, Myriam lives in Vancouver sharing her time teaching photography & picture editing at Vancouver Film School, teaching Photography Workshop alongside National Geographic photographer Massimo Bassano and projecting new stories worldwide, last one being in Antarctica.
Myriam speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Massimo Bassano is a National Geographic photographer and explorer.
Born and raised in Calabria, in the deep South of Italy, photojournalist Massimo Bassano works since 28 years for National Geographic, he has also been published in numerous other publications worldwide.
With original background of ship Captain and professional sailor, Massimo sailed all over the Oceans, including crossing Atlantic solo, several times.
He regularly teaches National Geographic photography workshops all over the world. His contagious passion for teaching photography got a mention on the Nat Geo website: “he is a favorite with the Society's travelers”.
His internationally acclaimed photography book “The Color of Silence” detailed the 12 weeks he spent in a little-known Italian monastery that has huge history in the Catholicism. Massimo has also traveled and photographed extensively in Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia, Arctic and Antarctica, over than 79 countries.
His photographs reflects his warm personality and infinite passion for life. It includes anything on Earth, from humanity to wildlife, to landscape and history.
Massimo speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian.
View this list of lectures that Myriam and Massimo want to teach at Arctic Lodge in addition to all of the offerings that are normally included at the lodge.
About the Basics of Photography:
- How camera works the photography science
- Camera settings, through all camera brands
- Lighting & Exposure: what’s special at 74° North
- Composition: the secret to frame a subject to have a great photograph
- Photo Etiquette: how a group of photographers interact together on the field
- Respecting Nature: being quite, safe distance from wildlife, respecting and protecting the environment
About Advanced Photography:
- Landscape photography in the Arctic
- Wildlife Photography: how to capture the best and right moments
- Black & White photography: the infinite power of the black & white
- Storytelling: Tell the story of your experience in photographs
- Editing & Software
- Filtering: Which, how and when to use filters to make create the most stunning image
- Action Camera (as GoPro): Using the most popular device on field
- Time Lapse: Create a series of images to create video content
- Instant Feedback on field day by day
Price = $12,800 USD/person based on double occupancy