Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Death Valley Winter Workshop

April 2, 2008

Incredibly, it looks like there are still eight seats left in Alain Briot’s upcoming photography workshop in Death Valley and the Alabama Hills this December 5-9, 2008. That may still seem like a long time away to you, especially if you’re like me and you’re still not sure what you’re going to be doing next Tuesday, let alone nine months from now, but these workshops typically sell out months in advance so some advanced planning is required; for example, the Antelope Island and Mono Lake workshops which I first wrote about in February have since sold out even though they’re still months away.

According to the planned itinerary, participants at the Death Valley workshop will have ample opportunity to photograph many well-known locations like Dante’s View, the Stovepipe Well Sand Dunes, Lone Pine, and the Alabama Hills — each in the best lighting conditions, at sunrise and sunset.

The workshop costs $1295 and is open to participants with all levels of experience. Be sure to contact Alain directly to reserve your place in the workshop or to obtain further details about what will surely be a once in a lifetime experience.


Have you attended an Alain Briot workshop? If so, which one and what did you think of it? Please let us know in the comments.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 on sale at Amazon

April 2, 2008

Save 24% off of list price and get FREE Super Saver Shipping on this 8.1-megapixel camera from Sony. Add the Sony LCSHC carrying case and save over $75 on your order at checkout. The DSC-H3 features a whopping 10x optical zoom, a 3-inch LCD, and SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Read reviews of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Two Minutes in Antarctica

April 2, 2008

No, this isn’t an elaborate April Fool’s prank… 😀

If you’ve ever wondered what a photographic expedition to Antarctica would be like, but don’t have the time, money, or inclination to go there yourself, have we got a treat for you: The Luminous Landscape website has published a free high-definition video extract of their recent photographic expedition to Antarctica. Check out the free sample and watch a raft-full of cold photographers dressed in yellow parkas capture some unforgettable monochromatic shots of the cracking glacial ice shelves, all from the warm comfort of your home or office computer.

And if you like what you see, you can order and download the hour-long Luminous Landscape Video Journal (issue #17) for just $14.95, which includes the complete footage of the Antarctic Expedition as well as interesting footage of elephants (sample here) from the photographic safari to the wildlife game preserve in Botswana, Africa.