Just had this interesting email from Arthur Bleich of dpcorner.com. "The first-ever digital photography workshop at sea will be held December 3-10, 2000 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Superliner Victory on a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean which will be followed day-by-day by millions worldwide on the web."

Digital Photography Workshop Cruise Will Transmit Images From Ship To Internet

The first-ever digital photography workshop at sea will be held December 3-10, 2000 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Superliner Victory on a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean which will be followed day-by-day by millions worldwide on the web.

The workshop, for both beginners and intermediates, is sponsored by Zing.Com, Kodak, Epson, Adobe, Iomega, and others. Arthur H. Bleich, feature editor of Digital Camera Magazine will be the lead instructor with other professionals contributing.

According to Bleich, the object is to provide a relaxed environment in which attendees will learn about digital photography, take pictures, have them critiqued, and then upload them via satellite to Zing each day so millions can follow the progress of the class and the fun of the cruise.

They will also learn imaging techniques and print their pictures aboard ship. Valuable printer and scanner prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the Workshop for the best photos taken, as judged by Zing's membership. Zing is the #1 photo-sharing web site with over a million members.

Each workshop participant may select inaugural cruise gifts of cameras and accessories worth up to $1,000. Prices start at $1699 with companions sharing the same cabin at half-price. Ports of call include San Juan, PR, and St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI. Complete information is available at: http://www.zing.com/promo/cruise/