Bahamas Cruise: October 14-17th, 2011

June 28, 2011 No Comments by vanelli

The Vanelli and friends October Cruise!

We are extremely excited about this 4 day/3 night cruise/photography workshop that will take place from October 14-17th, 2011. The price of the 4 day workshop is $595.00. We have a few seats left so hurry up, this amazing photography package will not last long since it’s limited to 15 photographers!  Our friends at onOne Software just announced they are giving every attendee a copy of their Perfect Photo Suite, a $500.00 value!

This cruise is going to be one of the most hands on photography experience of your life. We have professional models that are there for you to shoot and to take advantage of the beautiful locations. You will have the option to use your images for self promotion or for your portfolio for a small fee of $50.00. The cruise is all inclusive (except gifts and drinks) so you have nothing to worry about except getting the shot. So if you are ready to have a fun filled, knowledge filled and flat out good time, this photography workshop cruise is for you.

Also, to add even more value to this jam packed photography weekend, our amazing sponsors are throwing in some pretty cool tools.

What will we be covering during the workshop?
Off Camera Flash, Available Light, Creative Lighting (including multiple light setups) Location Scouting and maximization posing and communication with your subjects, Digital Workflow, Networking/Business in the photography community

When is it and what’s the schedule look like?
Friday October 14th, we will board the ship around 3PM and you can get settled in your cabin. At 8PM we will meet at the Ships Bar/Restaurant so that we can all get to know each other a little better. We like to call this the Ice Breaker Meet and Greet.

Saturday October 15th, our day starts pretty early so I hope you got your rest! At 8AM we will meetup at the conference room, this is going to be a long day so make sure you have your rest. From 8AM until 12PM (don’t worry there are breaks in between) we will be going over some photography basics just to make sure we are all on the same page. We will cover everything from light modifiers, to the variables of flash exposure.
We all go to lunch together from 12PM – 2PM (you can go off by yourself if you want to, but know you are invited). We want this to be a nonstop photography weekend, so the lunch chat will be all about photography!
At 3PM, we will deboard the ship and head out to the beach and the street in the Bahamas to shoot! We have professional models for everyone to shoot. We will be going over everything from light setups, to posing, to communication with your subjects, to location scouting and maximazation. We also have a special guest Eric Eggly one of Westcott’s top shooters, who will be going over his lighting techniques and tricks to getting the most out of minimal gear. We will be shooting all the way until 9PM or later (this will depend on how tired you are).

Sunday October 16th, our day begins at 9AM by deboarding the ship onto the private island. We will be going over more lighting techniques and tricks during this shoot. Everyone will have more than enough models to shoot during this adventure. We plan on shooting until 1PM and then all breaking for lunch! And then continue shooting from 3PM until 5PM where we have to board the ship again.
At 7PM we are going to meetup in the conference room again and review photos from this past weekend, and answer final Q+A’s. I will also be discussing some very cool post processing techniques!

I’m not a pro, can I still go?
Absolutely! This photography cruise workshop is meant for a photographer who is not only trying to learn and better their lighting ability, but also photographers who want to polish their communication skills with subjects. This workshop is a complete photographic workflow, from learning how to light the image, to finding and dealing with location, communicating and directing the subjects to post production. If you are a photographer that needs help and would love to take your images to the next level, this is FOR YOU!

What gear should I bring?

Travel light! Bring your camera, a few different lens and a tripod if you have one. We will have lights, reflectors, scrims and triggers for you to use if you need them.

Ok, I’m in, how do I register?

Purchase your workshop ticket online with us.Once complete, book your cruise on the Royal Caribbean , LEAVING FROM: Port Canaveral, Florida Fri 14 Oct – Mon 17 Oct 2011 SHIP:Monarch Of The Seas As of July 29, 2011, the cruise fee is $298.00 per person dou­ble occupancy  Stateroom Category M- Interior Stateroom



[EJUNKIE_ADD2CART item="972678"] $595.00 Bahamas Cruise Photography Workshop

Companion Fee

Family and friends are welcome to attend our photography cruise. Just book your cabin with Royal Caribbean at (866) 562-7625


Royal Caribbean “Monarch of the Seas”

Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruise Terminal #10 9005 Charles M. Rowland Drive Cape Canaveral, Florida


14-Oct Arrive Port Canaveral, Florida depart 4:30pm
15-Oct Arrive Nassau, Bahamas 12pm depart 11:59pm
16-Oct Arrive CocoCay, Bahamas 8am depart 5pm
17-Oct Arrive Port Canaveral, Florida 7am

Gratuities (in USD)

Gratuities are recommended to be prepaid at the rate of $34.95 per person for the entire cruise. This gratuity includes for the stateroom steward, head waiter, waiter and assistant waiter.

Individual Expenses
The price of the Cruise includes ship accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, nonalcoholic beverages and most entertainment onboard the ship. The Cruise price does not include air transportation (except as noted); transfers (except as noted); optional shore and land excursions; meals and accommodations ashore (except as noted); certain beverages; photographs; gratuities; telephone calls; specialty restaurants onboard certain vessels; purchase from the ship stores or items of a personal nature, such as medical services, laundry, massages, spa treatments, hairstyling or manicures. Some of these items may be purchased separately.

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