All Aboard to Alaska with Master Photographer Bruce Hudson!
Photo Safari to Alaska 2016!
NOW BOOKING for September 4-11, 2016 on the Newly Remodeled Ruby Princess!
This week is designed for the serious photo enthusiast and will feature personal, hands on instruction from Bruce Hudson, incredible scenery, amazing food, fine wines and just plain FUN! Check out the safari schedule below and contact our travel agent Mary for more information! Her info is on the bottom of the page!
Here is a “snapshot” of the safari’s itinerary with Bruce aboard Princess Cruise’s Ruby Princess!
Sunday– We depart Seattle at 4pm; join your fellow safari travelers that evening for a discussion about your upcoming adventure and an overview of the week.
Monday– At Sea, time to explore the ship and all of the amenities on board the ship. Your first photo class starts at 2pm where Bruce will review some of the fundamentals of photography that you’ll need on your trip. This is also where you will have your first “show and tell” and have opportunity to share some your favorite images that you have prepared!
Tuesday– Ketchikan, the self-described “salmon capital of the world!” It’s the southernmost town of the inside passage. At 1pm we will meet up for a walking tour of this iconic city and the famous Creek Street. A fun and specific photo assignment will be given to enhance your experience!
Wednesday– In the morning, the ship will be traveling up the Tracy Arm Fjord and you will witness the epic Twin Sawyer Glaciers with great photo opportunities! Later that day we will arrive at Alaska’s capital city of Juneau and travel to the massive Mendenhall Glacier just outside of the town. While at the glacier Bruce will be providing photo guidance and assigning photo assignments meant to enhance the spectacular landscape.
Thursday– Skagway, once a bustling gold rush town, looks like a post card from another time. In the afternoon Brucewill be photographing one of the ship’s officers with the Golden Princess as the backdrop! Take notes and enjoy Bruce’s explanations as he does a photo session in real time. You‘ll be able to shoot as well!
Friday– At Sea, the afternoon class will give you the opportunity to showcase the images you have created thus far! Critiques will be offered for those brave souls who would like them!
Saturday– Victoria, time for a night photo shoot! To prepare for your night photo shoot, you will meet with Bruce in the afternoon for some tips on night shooting techniques that you’ll need to achieve some amazing results! Once we arrive around 7-ish we will travel downtown to the heart of the city. It is simply beautiful!
Sunday– We’re home! We will say our farewells!
A Word from Bruce…
I have 2 goals in mind for the week! First, I want this to be hands-on experience for you with your camera, I plan to mentor you and focus on:
- Proper exposure
- White balance
- Using correct shutter speeds
- Understanding depth of field
- Using light to enhance an image
- Creating dynamic composition
My second goal is for you to enjoy yourselves and everything that Princess Cruise has to offer! That’s why I’ve designed this adventure with a good balance in mind of education and relaxation! I’m excited for you to join me and share my passion for travel and photography!
Cruising is considered to be one of the BEST Travel Values in the Industry!
- Your choice of inside cabin, ocean view, balcony, or suite accommodations
- All meals on board are included, even 24 hour room service
- Coffee, tea, milk, juice, and non bottled water
- On board entertainment including shows, discos, comedy clubs, bars, lounges, fitness club, etc.
- The use of pools, hot tubs, sport courts, etc.
- Most taxes and fees
In addition, Bruce’s class includes:
- On board classes on Monday, Friday, Saturday
- Walking excursions in Ketchikan, Juneau (transportation to glacier), Skagway, and Victoria.
- One on one, hands on instruction throughout the week with Bruce
- Scheduled meet and greet and farewell parties!
You are not going to believe what Bruce’s Travel Professional has been able to put together as a package for you! Ready? If you’re from the Seattle area, it’s an even better value because you don’t have the airfare expense! So, if you are looking for a little adventure and an incredible way to improve your photographic abilities, join Master Photographer Bruce Hudson this September 4th – 11th for a Photo Expedition Cruise to Alaska!
The Fine Print
Rates are per person based on double occupancy and subject to change or availability. Triple and quad rates are available upon request. Other categories may be available upon request. Let us know if you are a past passenger with Princess Cruise Lines as other rates may be available. Price includes: 7 night cruise aboard the Ruby Princess and Bruce’s class to make the most of your photography skills. Government taxes and fees are subject to change. Airfare is additional and based on your gateway city. If you need air transportation to Seattle please inquire about our competitive rates.