Rancho Santa Fe resident to present ‘Travel Photography’ lecture series


From May 31- June 7, Rancho Santa Fe resident Reed Kaestner will be joining Silversea Cruises’ “Silver Shadow,” giving a series of “enrichment lectures” on “Travel Photography.” This will be his third such cruise with Silversea, having previously given talks on Alaska and Caribbean itineraries. The lectures cover all aspects of “Travel Photography,” including a discussion of composition, lens selection, getting the most from your camera, and finding interesting subjects. The three presentations are illustrated with hundreds of images Kaestner has taken from around the world, with an emphasis on local photographs.

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For the past 30 years, Kaestner has been taking photographs that have graced the covers of inflight magazines, appeared on billboards, been used in thousands of brochures, books, and advertisments around the world, and recently three images of his were selected for the “” home page seen 6 million times each day. Besides the home pages, his photograph of a sailboat, used on the mast head of Netscape’s popular home portal, a few years ago, was seen an estimated 10 billion times over the course of two years, making him one of the most viewed photographers of all time.

Whether on assignment, or shooting for “stock,” Kaestner has traveled to and photographed in 85 countries. Through his on board lectures, clinics, and “walk around” shore tours, participants will learn how to get the most out of their equipment and take travel photographs that look like they were shot by a “pro.”