LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2009 – With the most picturesque and architecturally significant destinations as a backdrop, Crystal Cruises is introducing Photography Experiences of Discovery theme programming on two Mediterranean cruises this summer and fall. During a series of workshops, renowned guest photographers will teach guests valuable techniques to effectively and artistically capture their vacation experiences.
“The rich destinations of Crystal’s Mediterranean itineraries offer the most breathtaking scenery and one photo op after another,” says Bret Bullock, Crystal’s vice president, entertainment. “With the guidance of professionals, Crystal guests can translate their travel experiences into memorable photographs they’ll treasure for a lifetime.”
The Photography cruises will feature the expertise of:
- June 2 – Lisbon to Venice
- Neil Leifer – World renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker, best known for his photos of Muhammad Ali and other greats for Sports Illustrated, will give insight into his greatest works and recent films;
- Fred Plotkin – Expert on Mediterranean arts and culture will lecture on the region’s most famed photographers: Robert Capa, Cornell Capa, Sebastiao Salgado; and
- Sophocles Alexiou – Master photographer and three-time winner of the prestigious Kodak Gold award and the London Portrait Group trophy, will offer private portrait sessions with guests. Selected images from these portrait sessions will be presented in a hand-crafted, custom-bound album.
- November 1 – Barcelona to Lisbon
- Theresa Airey – Internationally acclaimed photographer best known for her skill in restoration and integration of traditional printmaking and digital imagery, will share tips on seeing photographically, expanding creativity and sharpening visual perception; and
- Simon John – Master Photographer and part of a select group of professional photographers who have won 10 Kodak Gold awards for excellence in portraiture, as well as the prestigious UK’s Face 2000 millennium portrait competition, will also hold private portrait sessions with guests.
Additionally, the Photography Experiences of Discovery cruises will feature expanded classes and instruction on photo editing offered through Crystal’s exclusive Computer University@Sea.
The itineraries call in cities in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro and Morocco. Fares start $4,080 per person, double occupancy. For more information or Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line’s website, crystalcruises.com.