When to Photograph What in Alaska

Have you ever wondered when is the best time to photograph brown bears snagging salmon in cascading falls? Fields carpeted with wild lupine?  Northern lights whipping across the night sky? Or, tail slapping whales in coastal fjords? Alaska provides opportunity for scenes like these and so much more, but with well defined seasons and many photographic subjects quickly [...]

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B&W Landscapes

Photographing Black & White Landscapes A great way to add drama to your nature photography is to shoot black and white landscapes. Most modern digital cameras give you this option; to access this control, you’ll need to go into the menu and find the setting for Monochrome. With Nikon cameras, it’s found [...]

Bad Weather Photography

The Benefits of Photographing in Bad Weather We run our Sunset Photo Safaris every night in the summertime, but as you can probably guess, it's not away sunny in Alaska. Sometimes it's cloudy. Sometimes it even rains. On some nights, we don't even see the sun for the entire tour. Does this mean you [...]

Photographing Winter Sunsets

Shoot Recipe | Photographing Winter Sunsets Ice flows coming in on high tide at Beluga Point .4 sec at f/20, ISO 50, 16mm, on tripod with slow shutter to show movement of ice In a mostly monochromatic season, sunsets can provide photographers an abundance of colorful relief. The setting sun is [...]

Photographing Winter Glaciers

Shoot Recipe | Photographing Winter Glaciers Summer glacier views are dramatic, in winter they are surreal. Rivers of azure ice contrasts sharply with the tone of surrounding landscape. Though they don't command the same immediate attention when snow enfolds them in it's embrace, their blue heart shines through. It's the density of the ice that brings it out. Longer [...]

Photographing Northern Lights

Shoot Recipe | Photographing Northern Lights Photographing northern lights is a pursuit of contradictions. It's easy and difficult, exciting and tedious, disappointing and wildly rewarding. Preparation for successful winter shoots is covered in Part I of this series, 4 Tips for Great Winter Photography in Alaska. This installment covers a special kind of photography skill; how to photograph northern lights. [...]