Arthur Bleich is slated to helm the Digital Photography Workshop Cruise on August 30. The cruise will embark from Seattle on an eight-day Alaska adventure aboard the Celebrity Solstice to Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway and Victoria, BC.
Bleich is a professional photographer, teacher and writer who captured thousands of images in the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. His clients sometimes kid him about being “bi-polar.” Bleich, whose award-winning work has appeared in media worldwide, has conducted photo workshop cruises for more than 10 years.
Attendance is limited to a dozen photo enthusiasts. At past workshops, the participants ranged in age from 18 to 90, were at different skill levels and owned both simple and complex cameras.
The cruise’s attendees learn how to recognize good subjects and how to capture them imaginatively. Workshop attendees will capture images of timeless totem poles, Indian dancers, grizzled pioneers, historic Russian Orthodox churches with religious icons, gold mines and canneries, scenery and abundant wildlife, including bears, eagles, whales, and exotic seabirds.
Those who want a particularly unique experience can take a half-day train trip on the White Pass & Yukon Railway out of Skagway and shoot landscapes from high trestles, remote valleys and at locations with names like Bridal Veil Falls and Dead Horse Gulch.
Bleich has shot assignments at more than 50 locations in Alaska and is intimately acquainted with its history, people, and geography.
Demonstrations and lectures will be held in the workshop’s private conference room where attendees will also have their images reviewed.