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Welcome to the community page Antarctica Photography Voyage

Welcome on board Europa for your sailing adventure with the Antarctic photography expedition! 

This specific Antarctica voyage is meant for people who have an interest in photography. The basis of an expedition with the bark EUROPA is participating in helping to sail the ship. However, during this voyage there will be an additional focus on (wildlife)photography and on how to get the best picture under all circumstances. Our team of natureguides will be completed with 2 professional photographers who will guide you during your expedition through the white continent and to help you shoot the best pictures with your own camera gear! We will chase the best light, catch opportunities to observe wildlife and of course, use our beautiful Bark Europa as a perfect model among the beauty of Antarctica!

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Mees · 2 days

I will arrive in Ushuaia on Feb 6th and will stay at the Linares hotel. That gives some time to undertake activities, since we cannot board Europa before the end of the afternoon Feb 7th. Is anybody staying in the same hotel and interested in undertaking a short trip to Tierra del Fuego?

Daniel · 5 days

Hi everyone! Excited to travel to Antarctica! Me too :) That's a dream journey, and I'm glad that we have a dedicated photography voyage this year. Please post your photos, questions, expectations here :)

Saskia · 2 weeks

Hi all! I'm curious what kind of photo stuff you all take with you. And do you take a second camera with you, just in case off... I'm taking my SLR with me and my zoom lens, 50mm lens. I'm wondering if i should take my macro lens as well??? I'm looking around for a small back up camera, not too expensive, but still one that make decent pictures. (if some one having recommendations, i like to hear them) and also like to get a wide angle lens when my budget still allows me. :-) Of course many memory cards, two batteries. What about a back up system for the many pictures we take? Usually i don't back up at all and leave all the pictures on the sd cards. Maybe our photoguides Daniel and Frits can also give us some more information and tips? Groetjes!

Pieck · 3 weeks

Ik weet echt niet waar ik aan begonnen ben. Heb geen enkele ervaring met fotografie laat staan dat ik ooit gezeild heb. Maar op de één of andere manier heb ik er erg veel zin in.

Bark EUROPA · 3 weeks

Dear Sailors, We had a lively discussion in the Bark EUROPA facebook about tips and tricks for packing for Antarctica and we wanted to share them with you: In general: Muck boots are amazing to bring. Watertight and warm Merino wool thermals are better than synthetic ones. Bring at least 2 pairs of gloves, Lindsay says: ‘Gordini Gore Tex Down gloves would be my pick!’ Ski goggles Indoor warm shoes or slippers for bellow decks Bring a backup possibility for your photo’s Lotions and chap sticks And the most mentioned item: bring more chocolate!!! For the ladies: Bring conditioner or anti-knot spray if you have longer hair, the wind will tangle your hair extremely. Best wishes, Team Bark EUROPA ps: the photo was made on november 22th, the first snow of the 2017/2018 Antarctic Season!

Nilla · 1 month

Hi Everyone! Nice to see such a varied group on our adventurous voyage. Im looking forward to meet you all. I work as a mountain and glacier guide in Iceland and Greenland and also as a mountain guide on sailing trips in north east Greenland, however my sailing skills are close to non existent at the moment :-) I do a lot of photography in the Arctic regions, but not a pro by any menas :-) Cannot wait to document the white continent and its wildlife close up, a dream I have had since as long as I can remember.

Bark EUROPA · 1 month

Dear Sailors, We hope your voyage preparations are going well and that you are exited for your voyage! In the last couple of weeks we have received a lot of questions concerning what gear to bring to your Antarctic voyage. With the hope to help you all, we have extended the packing list we have on the website, so please have a look for some more tips! Team Bark EUROPA

Bark EUROPA · 1 month

Dear Sailors, We hope you are doing well with your voyage preparations. We would like to inform you that we have added two new documents to the Travel Information Section of this Community Page. Please read them before your embark on the Bark EUROPA. If there are any further questions, please feel free to ask! Bark EUROPA

Mees · 1 month

Hello everyone Looking forward to meet you all. Glad to see that there is such a mixed group onboard (age, gender, nationality). I have no sailing experience at all, although I made a fototrip to Spitsbergen on SV Antigua.

Julian/Anne-Laure · 2 months

Bonjour everyone ! We are also wondering what we need to bring for this trip. We already have sailing jackets (Musto), overalls (Musto), some merino and synthetic base layers, puff jackets, warm sailing gloves and undergloves. We plan to buy sailing boots with neoprene linings, fleece jacket and hiking shoes. As regards photography stuff, we have two hybrid panasonic cameras (one with fix lens and one with interchangeable lens). We also plan to buy waterproof protection and a dry bag (to carry on the dinghy). But we think we are overpacking too... And you guys ? What do you plan to bring on board? Have you already buy some stuff ? Looking forward to read your answers and excited to meet you all :-). Julian & Anne-Laure

Irene · 2 months

Hallo allemaal! (This is almost all the Dutch I know, from my job) I'm also thrilled to be going on this trip, and excited to meet you all! Currently practicing photography some and trying to figure out what all I might need to buy (photo wise and clothes wise). My new plan is to scour the Europa's instagram and examine what people are wearing...

Red · 2 months

Hi all, took pictures of the kids as they were growing up and sailed on the Willamette river once. Getting really excited for the adventure we are going to undertake and can't wait to meet my shipmates. Anyone got a good ideal on what to pack? I'm pretty sure I'm over packing. LOL

Saskia · 3 months

Hi everyone! Already making some preparations for the journey?? Is see i'm not the only one with no sealing experience at all. How about your photograpy scills?Like to hear about those! Looking forward to get to know you all :-)

Marta · 3 months

Really looking forward to meet you all and start this incredible journey ! Currently in Panama :)

Richard · 3 months

Hello, fellow sailors and photographers. Richard here, currently in Australia. Cannot wait to get going :)

René · 3 months

Hi Harold, I confirmed my trip last week and I'm also realy looking forward to this voyage. During the weekend I will update my profile. Furthermore, I hope that team members will find the community page to introduce therselves.

Harold · 3 months

Wow !! Exiting adventure ! Today I confiormed my definitve booking. Looking very mich forward to this beautiful adventurous trip !!

Bark EUROPA · 4 months

Dear trainees, welcome to the community page! This community is for all of you joining us for the Photography voyage in Februari 2018. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

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