Schedule of future and past travel adventures

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Tessmer of Fairfax f8 Photographic Adventure Tours for 2019 and 2021.

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A short cruise from Vancover to Alaska followd by a two week land tour of Alaska and north west Canada are available for late summer of 2019. In 2021 a full world cuise from Miami to London is planned. The cruise consists of 9 unique voyages of 12 to 21 dsys. You can participate in any part. (For additional information see f8 Photographic Adventure Tours.)

Joe Tessmer is a coauhor of The Early 21st Century Guide to Portraiture

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Within the guide, there are llighting diagrams and detailed instructions for use by photographers at any level of expertise. The guide of instructions and illustrations contains 14 different categories.

Tessmer of Fairfax receives 2014 Southeastern Award

The Southeastern Professional Photography Association Awards Joseph Tessmer theSoutheastern Award.

Joseph Tessmer a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman was prsented the Southeastern Award for "Outstanding Service and Siginificant Contributions to the Photographic Industry" by SEPPA president George Singleton.

Schedule of TOF f8 Tours for Photographers

Past f8 Tours - Link to Photographs of Past f8 Tours for Photographers


It is not too early to start thinking about 2021

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2019 A Canadian/Alaska cruise follower by a land tour of Alaska and the Yukon is available.


A 7 day Alaskan curise followed by a 13 day land tour of Alaska and the Yukon are planned for 2019. You are welcome to do either the cruise, the land tour or both. Contact Joe for details.


Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon 2019 - land tour

WASILLA Visit Iditarod Headquarters

TALKEETNA–DENALI Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service

DENALI NATIONAL PARK Dinner at the Murie Science & Learining Center and a presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour, llunch and tasting at the 49th State Brewery

FAIRBANKS Sightseeing; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline

DAWSON CITY Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie's, Claim #1, and the Robert Service Interpretive Center

WHITEHORSE Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; [LF] presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner

VALDEZ Visit the Valdez Museum; cruise on Prince William Sound

ANCHORAGE Farewell dinner


Alaska Map


Fjord Explorer 2019 - A Crystal Cruise Adventure

A journey that rewards with spectacular views of the legendary Inside Passage and the gigantic Hubbard Glacier. As of March 20, 2019, according to my Master Cruise Counselor, the lowest available category is PS Penthouse Verandah priced at $10,510.

Fjord Explorer Map



Stunning Skylines & Halcyon Harbors - the 2018 Crystal World Cruise I

January 4, 2018, Cape Town - April 30, 2018 Ft. Lauterdale

2018 Cruise Map


Azure Reflections

April 5, 2017 - April 15, 2017 Celebrate the arrival of spring on a Caribbean cruise boasting overnight stays in both Barbados and St. Barts.

Azure Reflections


Amazon Expedition

March 14, 2017 - April 5, 2017 Discover all that Brazil has to offer- from famed capital Rio de Janiero and her bustling energy to the mysterious allure of Parintins and its Boi Bumba festival in the Amazon.

Amazon Expedition


Tangos & Sambas

March 3, 2017 - March 14, 2017 Explore from the shores of the "Paris of the Southern Hemisphere", Argentina, to the welcoming arms of Christ the Redeemer in Rio.

Tango & Sambas

Jan 2016 - May 2016 - The Pacific Photographic Adventure - the full 2016 cruise consisted of 6 vovages.


Voyage I: Pacific Isles - San Franciscio to Sydney, Australia Jan. 25 - Feb. 17

Voyage II Australian Discovery -Sydney, Austraia to Bali/Benoa, Indonesia, February 17 - February 29.

Voyage III Bali/Benoa, Indonesia to Singapore, Feb. 29 - Mar 12.

Voyage IV Singapore to Shanghai, China, Mar 12 - Mar 31

Voyage V Shanghai, China to Tokyo, Japan Mar 31 - Apr 14

Voyage VI Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco, Apr. 14 - May 6.


May 2015 - Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk Abbey, Linz and Prague - Photographic Adventure

Old World Prague River Cruise


Late April 2015 - Mid May 2015 - Bucharest, Transylvania, Constanta, Ruse, Vidin, Iron Gates, Belgrade, Vukovar, Kalocsa and Budapest - Photographic Adventure

Eastern River Cruise

July 5, 2014 - July July 28, 2014 - St. Petersburg Russia, Copenhagen, Geiranger, Alta, Honningsvag-North Cape, Tromso,Leknes, Alesund, Bergen, Kistiansand, Olso,Skagen--Russian - North Cape Photographic Adventure

January 20, 2013 - February 8, 2013 - Bariloche Argentina, Patagonia Andes and Lakes- Photographic Adventure- Antartica - The Great White South--Photographic Adventure

September 5 - September 19, 2012 - The Immigration Experience - Dover, Dublin, Akureyri, Reykjavik, Halifax, Manhattan New York -- Photographic Adventure

August 25 - September 5, 2012 - The British Coast- Dover, Rosyth, Belfast, Dublin, Holyhead, Dunmore East, Portland, Guernsey, Channel Islands -- Photographic Adventure

August 19, 2011 - August 30, 2011 St. Petersburg Russia extension, a Tessmer of Fairfax exclusive

August 5, 2011 - August 19, 2011
The Baltic Capitals and St. Petersburg Russia - Photographic Adventure

July 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010
Iceland and Greenland - Photographic Adventure

January 27 to February 9, 2010
New Zealand - Photographic Adventure

January 6, 2010 to January 27, 2010
Australian - Photographic Adventure

October 10, 2009 to October 26, 2009
Panama Canal and Central America - Photographic Adventure

May 29, 2008 to June 16, 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia - Photographic Adventure

May 16, 2008 to May 29, 2008
Kiev, Ukraine - Photographic Adventure

October 11, 2007 to October 25, 2007
Tuamotus, Marquesas & Society Islands - Photographic Adventure

October 18, 2006 to October 26, 2006
Bolivian - Photographic Adventure

November 16, 2003 to December 1, 2003
Thailand - Photographic Adventure

May 26, 2003 to June 7, 2003
Cyprus and Egypt - Photographic Adventure

October 18, 2002 to November 2, 2002
Italian - Photographic Adventure