Light & Land

Adventure Alaska - Landscape and wildlife

22nd Jun - 02nd Jul 2017 - AVAILABLE

£4995.00 PP / Deposit -£400.00 PP

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This 10-day/10-night photography workshop and tour takes you to photograph many of Alaska’s highlights as well as areas that are well off the beaten path. The landscape opportunities are quite varied, from the tundra to snow-capped mountains to ice-bergs and glaciers. The likelihood of seeing & photographing Alaskan wildlife in their natural habitat, as part of the landscape, is quite good.

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  • Tour Code ALA04
  • Included
    • Tuition from Jeff Schultz
    • Accommodation and some breakfasts, lunches and dinners
    • Transport during the tour
  • Excluded
    • Insurance
    • Flights
    • Most meals are not included
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
  • Tutored By
Adventure Alaska - Landscape and wildlife

This 10-day/10-night photography workshop and tour takes you to photograph many of Alaska’s highlights as well as areas that are well off the beaten path. The landscape opportunities are quite varied, from the tundra to snow-capped mountains to ice-bergs and glaciers. The likelihood of seeing & photographing Alaskan wildlife in their natural habitat, as part of the landscape, is quite good.

The trip begins on your arrival in Fairbanks, Alaska where you’ll meet Jeff Schultz, a 35+ year Alaskan resident and professional photographer.  After the first night’s get together dinner, Jeff will teach a 2 ½ hour pre-tour classroom session. During this in-depth class, Jeff will teach you his techniques for shooting stellar landscape images as is appropriate for the group and this outing.  Jeff will cover the following:

10 Tips to making better images no matter where you are

Composition: Do’s, Don’ts, and New Ideas

What makes some photos better than others

How to make the best photo from any subject –What makes a compelling image

Obtaining proper exposure

Depth of field… getting everything in focus

Using filters to enhance your photography

Combining shutter speeds and f-stops… and the effects of each

Early the next day we travel in our private van for a 3-hour drive south to the Denali National Park entrance. We have special driving access to the 90-mile park road (not available to the general public) where we will travel deep into the park to our first destination, Camp Denali. Camp Denali is located just a mile from the famous Wonder Lake. This idyllic, private lodge will be our home for the next 3 nights. Weather permitting you will have a view of Denali (Mt. McKinley) from your cabin porch.  Our special access to the park road continues as each of the next 2 days as our small group will travel back into the park for photography opportunities. The tundra will be alive with wildflowers and the opportunity to photograph grizzly bears, moose and caribou will be plentiful.

We leave Denali Park after 3 nights and drive out the way we came in and travel south to the quaint village of Talkeenta. Here we have the opportunity to take an optional evening flight-seeing trip into the towering mountains of the Alaska Range to make aerial photos, with a landing on a glacier. 

Early the following day we travel further South and East over Hatcher Pass stopping to photography streams, mountains, an historic gold mine and wildflowers.  The end of the day finds us at a traditional Alaska Lodge nestled in a valley between the craggy Chugach and Talkeenta Mountain Ranges with more diverse opportunities for landscape photography.

Early the next morning we will photograph more around the lodge and then travel back south to the famous farmland area of the Matanuska Valley where we will photograph red barns set against giant mountains. The end of the day finds us at a remote lodge at the edge of the valley, situated against the Chugach Mountains.

The following morning we board helicopters, with the doors off, for a short ride over one glacier to a remote, ice-berg filled lake, with another glacier in the background.  Here the helicopters will leave us for 4 hours of photography.  After being picked up we work our way to more landscape locations.

The next two days Jeff will take the group even further south to areas along Turnagain Arm, where we may very well see and photograph Dall Sheep, Moose and Bald Eagles, along with waterfalls and fields of wildflowers.

During the evenings, Jeff will alternate between teaching further, in-depth lessons on various aspects of landscape photography and group image critiquing of the participant’s images. Image critiquing is one of the VERY best ways to learn and take your photography to the next level.   Jeff is not on the trip to make his own images, he is there to teach you. 

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

 813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

 

1 night

Camp Denali

Denali National Park and Preserve, Park Rd, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, United States

 

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Susitna River Lodge

23094 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676, United States

 

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Knik River Lodge

29979 E Knik River Rd E, Palmer, AK 99645, United States

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Sheep Mountain Lodge

17701 Glenn Hwy, Sutton, AK 99674, United States

 

1 night 

The Lakefront Hotel

4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517, United States

 

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Alyeska Resort

1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, United States

 

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