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Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, East Greenland, September 2006. Photograph, Camille Seaman

Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, September 2006, by Camille Seaman. Photograph. Artist featured in Polar Attractions. 

Camille on frequently asked questions

What Advice Do You Have For Aspiring Photographers?
“I would say it’s not about the camera! If you are serious about photography make images often, practice seeing and look at as much photography as possible, both work you like and do not like. Begin an internal dialogue that helps develop your own unique way of seeing and making images. Know what you like and why you like it. Most importantly photograph something that you are passionate about, there is not much money or glory in what I do, all I have in the end is my love and respect for the subjects I choose. Do this because you love it. I have been working on this project since 1999 and only now in 2007 am I starting to get any exposure for the work. You must be patient and passionate. For me personally I must honor my subject, be faithful to the quality of light and work hard.”

Do You Manipulate Your Images? Is That Color Real?
“I do very little to my images. In fact not much at all beyond Burning and Dodging (making areas darker or lighter). I sharpen and that’s about it. I use NC film because it gives a true neutral color without over saturating the color; I sometimes de-saturate to be as true to what I felt I saw as possible. I have my digital cameras set to Neutral as well. That neon blue that the icebergs have really only happens in overcast situations. It’s then that I work, because when the sun comes out the Icebergs just go white and lose their personality.” -Camille SeamanLooking at the Icebergs, Near Franklin Island, Antarctica, December 21, 2006. Photograph, Camille Seaman

Left: Looking at the Icebergs, Near Franklin Island, Antarctica, December 21, 2006 by Camille Seaman. Photograph.

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