Polar Bears & Arctic Landscapes – Travel Day


Polar Bears here I come (again).  

I’m off to lead another Muench Workshop photography adventure off the coast of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. This will be my second time into the frozen world, a world that I have fallen in love with. I will be co-leading this trip with Marc Muench.

As I sit here in the Newark airport, I’m keep going through the packing list in my mind to figure out what I’ve got and what I might have left behind. Can you imagine the feeling when you notice your laptop battery is in the red and in need of a charge, only to realize that you left the charger at home? (Let me tell you, it’s not a great feeling… OMG, off to scrounge the airport for a charger!) I lucked out and managed to find a store that sells Microsoft Surfaces. Now I am good to go.

So what’s in the bag?  

On my back is one heavy bag with the following equipment:

  • Hasselblad H6D, with 24mm, 100mm, and 210mm lenses
  • Nikon D5 (Thanks Nikon for the loan)
  • Nikon D810, Nikon 200-500mm, and 16-35mm

In my laptop bag: 

  • Nikon 70-200mm
  • support computer 
  • camera support gear

I have several connections and I hope my checked bag follows me.

I’m totally excited to photograph the bears with my Nikon 200-500 as well as the Hasselblad 210mm. Shooting in light lasting nearly 24 hours per day, it will be tons of shooting and lots of work with the clients. I am looking forward to shooting with Marc Muench again as well as a number of my retuning clients.

Let’s go get some bears…………