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Ready, set, Shoot like a pro WISH YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOS LOOKED MORE LIKE THOSE THE PROS TAKE? HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FROM YOUR SHIP’S PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL HELP YOU TAKE PICTURES TO PLEASE EVEN YOUR TOUGHEST CRITIC — YOU. ■ From THe PHoTo GaLLery PROFESSIOnAL PORTR AITuRE Why pay land-based studio prices for professional portraits? Ask about our professional portraiture, wedding and special event photography. Experience the studio portrait services without any purchase obligation. Diverse themes such as fun, hip lifestyle portraits to formal portraits with elegant backdrops are offered. If you are sailing with friends, relatives, business associates or a group, the ship’s photographers are available to shoot special events and group photos. They even offer discounted volume prices. R E TA I L I T E M S need more media cards, batteries, a new digital camera or accessories? It’s all here on board. The Photo Gallery has a wide selection of the latest brand-name digital cameras to fit all budgets. All cameras come with a quality guarantee and personalized coaching to help you successfully operate your new camera. Accessories available include media cards, batteries, cases, disposable cameras and a wide range of brand name binoculars (itinerary dependant). If you need more photo tips on digital photography, digital seminars will be held during your cruise. DVD AnD CD SERVICE Relive all the memories of your vacation with our “Voyage Chronicle” and customized DVD of your specific cruise and itinerary. Packages and DVD sets with ports-of-call DVDs are also available on select itineraries. Another convenient service: the Photo Gallery can burn CDs on all ships and can create prints from all your digital media. Avoid taking pictures through windows or glass. Reflections appear on photographs, and in most cases, final results are distorted. Keep your subject within six feet. Most “point-and-shoot” cameras have limited flash capabilities. Use your flash, even in the brightest sunshine, to avoid undesirable shadows or silhouettes. Try not to shoot directly into the sun. Shoot with the sun behind you or to the side of you with the light directly on your subject. Look to make sure your shadow doesn’t appear in the photograph! Natural light is best from dawn to 10 a.m. and then from dinnertime to sunset, when the light is dusky and blue. Avoid taking pictures from high-speed, moving objects such as taxis or tour buses. Images will probably be blurred. Include a foreground subject such as a person, boat or car to enhance the sense of scale when taking scenic pictures of glaciers, buildings or mountains. When photographing people, always double-check to make sure nothing is in the background that will appear to be sticking out of someone’s head. If you have a film camera, use the correct film speed: high-speed film for low-light conditions, lower-speed film for bright conditions. Plan your photography in advance; take spare batteries, extra film, additional memory card, battery charger and your camera instruction book. When in doubt, ask your friendly, helpful ship’s photographers for advice! ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 16 E xplorations
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