ShadowLoungeProductions | October Photo Cruise




Enhance your Photography Techniques with

Renowned Photographer Kersten Schriel

while you Travel to Canada and New England

 during the Peak of Fall Foliage Season

on the luxurious Carnival Glory,

 leaving New York on October 8, 2011.

Whether you are already a serious amateur photographer

or if you just would like to learn to take better  photographs

 this is the cruise for you! 

Get class instruction on photo techniques and editing/enhancement

 Plus get a invaluable 1-on-1 session with Kersten onboard.                                                          


About Kersten Schriel:

Kersten is the owner of Shadow Lounge Productions and ­­­­­­ Creative Video Vision. He has studied with Dirk Olaf Wexel a leading advertising photographer in Germany.  His photography has been published in Eutiner Nachrichten in Germany, Fight News, The Daily Norwalk and The Upper East Side. Since 1985, Kersten has been creating professional video productions for the Make a Wish Foundation, local high schools, Stop and Shop, Bigelow Tea, Hudson Paper Company, Moore Precision Tools, Calzone Case Company, Lacey Manufacturing, Ashcroft Inc, Derecktor Shipyards, The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and hundreds of social and event videos/photo projects. 

Kersten’s approach is natural, almost a documentary style. He has a keen eye for the perfect shot and captures life’s moments using only as much editing and enhancement as is needed. He uses Sony video equipment and Nikon camera gear. Kersten is using a combination of Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom for photo design and Final Cut Pro Studio, Live Type, Rapid Weaver and Keynote for video editing and presentation as well as Elinchrom & Lowell Lighting equipment. 

In your one-on-one with Kersten, he can help you with lighting techniques, RAW vs. JPG, editing the  “hopeless” shoots, on camera vs. off camera flash, portraits and more.  Prior to the sailing on October 8 Kersten will contact you to discuss your photo needs and desires.  Please check Kersten’s amazing work and testimonials on his website:


Fall Foliage in Canada and New England:

Sail aboard the luxurious Carnival Glory for a seven night cruise to Canada and New England during the peak of fall foliage season, leaving New York harbor on October 8 and traveling to Boston, Portland, St. John and Halifax, with two glorious days at sea.


Enhance Your Photography Techniques  Instruction:

 We’ll have a welcome cocktail party the first night, meet and mingle and hear about Kersten’s philosophy of photography and his plans for the instruction. He will start with a one-hour basics/introduction to photography techniques class that will cover lighting, composition, telling the story, getting the candid shots, developing the photographer’s eye as well as


1) Using your Digital Camera Properly

2) Making Great Landscape Photos

3) Making Great Pictures for your Blog or Web Site

4) Making the Perfect Event Pictures

5) Making the Perfect Pet Photo

6) Vacation Photography

7) Shooting Portraits

8) Using Light & Shadow

9) Focusing on Composition

       10) No Tripod!

 Participants will then go out and shoot on the ship and at the ports, followed by group critiques. Kersten will schedule 45 minute one-on-ones with each participant on our days at sea, in order to customize and maximize each participant’s learning. Two more photo shoots (photo walks with Kersten) will be scheduled as will a final group critique. And Kersten will demonstrate editing and enhancement as well.  All cruise participants receive a 10% off of Kersten’s video and photography service after the cruise.



Aboard the Carnival Glory:

Drive your car to the port of Manhattan, park your car, walk on board the Carnival Glory and your wonderful, all-inclusive stress-free vacations begins. The Carnival Glory is a truly special ship. A whopping 60% of her extra-spacious staterooms feature ocean views and 60% of those boast private balconies.  Relax in any of the four pools and seven whirlpools. Or take a wet and wild ride on the 214-foot waterslide.  Enjoy her three restaurants, 9 bars and lounges, casino, fully equipped fitness center, wonderful pampering spa, exciting casino, spectacular nightly Vegas-style entertainment, award-winning youth programs (broken down into separate age groups), full schedule of shipboard activities day and night, 24-hour room service, and much more.


 Cabin price (based on double occupancy/subject to availability):

Interior Cabin: (Cat 4F): $ 378

Ocean view (Cat 6B: full window/unobstructed): $ 518

Balcony (Cat 8D): $748

Jr. or Ocean Suite $1198

Third and Fourth in the cabin:  Interior: $40; Ocean view: $70; Balcony: $90; Ocean Suite: $220

Single Supplement: 200%

Port charges and taxes are an additional $259 per person.

A $200 event fee covers all seven days of classroom and one-on-one instruction with Kersten! This is an amazing deal (valued at $500). Plus all cruise participants receive a 10% discount voucher  on Kersten’s services following the cruise.

Cruise price includes a welcome cocktail reception and $50 onboard credit per cabin!!!



A deposit of $250 per person will hold your cabin. This is fully refundable by Carnival Cruise Lines until date of final payment, which is July 20. You can only join the Enhance Your Photography Techniques and Uses Group  with Kersten Schriel cruise by booking with Best Cruises and Travel Now, 203- 221-3171 or toll free at: 888-499-7245.

Pay with American Express Reward Points:

Because of our affiliation with American Express, you can pay for part or all of your trip using your American Express Reward Points.  Call us for details.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment and for your peace of mind, we sell low-cost, comprehensive travel insurance through Access America. 

Pre- and post-cruise stay:

It would be our pleasure to arrange hotels and tours for you before and/or after this cruise in New York City.  Just let us know when you call.

 Space is limited so call today! You can only book this cruise through Best Cruises and Travel Now.  For more information and to book your cruise today, contact at: 203- 221-3171, toll free at: 888-499-7245, email at: egreenwald@cruiseplanners.comand check the website at: