Colony & Inner Lake George Glacier Photo Workshop June 9 & 10 (June 11 optional) 2017-02-13T13:02:13+00:00

Colony & Inner Lake George Glacier Photography Workshop with Jeff Schultz | June 9 & 10 (June 11 optional)

Get more out of your digital camera and learn techniques to create stunning summer landscape images.  This in-depth Alaska glacier photo workshop is designed to help intermediate to advanced photographers take it to the next level.  Join Jeff Schultz, as he shares his photography expertise in an incredible setting; the environs of Inner Lake George and Colony Glacier.  The workshop kicks off Friday evening with a classroom session covering practical use of digital SLR or mirrorless cameras for summer landscape photography.  The workshop includes indoor and field work for hands-on learning, and a 10-minute helicopter flight from Knik River Lodge in Palmer, Alaska.  Throughout the workshop, Jeff remains available to coach, support, encourage, answer questions and demonstrate several of his techniques for successful  landscape photography.  Optionally, participants take advantage of a powerful learning opportunity by attending a Sunday afternoon, post workshop review and critique.  Jeff will also demonstrate post-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom, to make your images just that much better.


Intermediate to advanced photographers (maximum 6 participants, minimum 3)


Friday June 9, 2017 6:00pm – 8:30 pm classroom session in Anchorage. Location TBA. Saturday June 10, 2017 6:00 am to 4 pm

If the weather proves not flyable on Saturday, the workshop may move to Sunday


Anchorage and Palmer, Alaska


  • Guided by a professional, Alaskan photographer
  • Pre-Workshop classroom instruction
  • Spectacular Alaska glacier photo workshop featuring plenty of ice in a mountain setting
  • Optional Post-workshop meeting to review images and learn post-processing in Adobe Lightroom


$ 525 per person (Friday & Saturday)

Optional Day on Sunday $100 (minimum of 3 people)

Essential Photography Gear

Besides two Canon camera bodies, Jeff brings lenses from 17mm-200mm , flash with off-camera capabilities, tripod, polarizer and split-neutral density filters.

At the very least, please bring:

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera with one lens
  • Several back up batteries
  • Extra media cards for your camera

Optional, But Recommended

  • Extra camera body
  • Lenses ranging from 17mm-200mm (If you’d like to rent equipment while you are visiting Alaska, we recommend our friends at Stewart’s Photo Shop in downtown Anchorage).
  • Macro lens
  • Tripod – Jeff uses and recommends Gitzo
  • Polarizing Filter – Jeff uses and recommends Singh-Ray
  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters: (Jeff carries a 2 and a 3 stop “soft” and “hard” Galen Rowell graduated filters by Singh-Ray)
  • Flash and off-camera cord
  • Lens shades & cable release
  • Non abrasive cloth
  • Backpack type of carrying case – Jeff uses and recommends Gura Gear
  • Any other easily transported photography gear you like to use. Be sure you can hike for several miles with ALL of your gear.  Do not bring more than you can comfortably carry

Clothing & Personal Gear

  • This is the wilderness where weather can change in an instant. There are no services near here. You will want to be prepared with appropriate clothing to last the entire day.
  • Dress in layers in non-cotton material.
  • Sturdy Hiking boots
  • Your own food and water for the day. The workshop provides none and there are no clear water streams available.
  • Bear Spray – though we’ve never seen a bear here, it’s always good practice to have.

Be sure you can carry all your gear with you at one time.  It’s not practical to leave gear as we hike along shooting images.

  • We provide transportation from Anchorage to & from the Knik River Lodge in Palmer, Alaska or you may meet us at the lodge in your own vehicle.
  • We provide an insured air-taxi
  • There is no lodging at this location
  • You are to provide your own meals & water for the entire day.

 Physical & Mental Requirements

Your safety is ultimately the primary concern.

  • Physical Requirements:  Better than average to excellent condition
  • Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate to hard
  • Agility:  We will be walking up and down hill and over uneven terrain, over and around boulders, rocks, loose gravel and through brush.
  • Weather Conditions:   Expect wind, rain and sun.
  • Mental Requirements: A flexible and positive attitude
  • Photographic Skill Level:   Intermediate to Advanced photographers.
  • Clients are required to inform us of health problems, allergies and physical limitation at booking due to the extreme remote location and physical activities involved.  All clients must sign a liability release waiver prior to the trip

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • 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
  • OPTIONAL DAY – View what others shot and learn techniques of using Adobe Lightroom



Day 1 Friday June 10, 2016   6:00pm – 8:30 pm classroom session in Anchorage. Location TBA.  This pre-workshop instruction will prepare you to make the most of your day at the glacier. Jeff will teach, in-depth, with a powerpoint show, techniques for shooting stellar landscape images as is appropriate for the group and outing.

Day 2 Saturday June 11, 2016 Leave Anchorage at 5:45 am for transfer in a comfortable van, or self-drive for a 7 am rendezvous at Knik River Lodge. The group will receive a flight briefing and, weather permitting, remove the doors of the helicopter for a better vantage for the 10-minute scenic flight to Inner Lake George. Upon landing on the shore of an ice-berg strewn lake, we will spend the day photographing and hiking along the edge of Inner Lake George and surrounding ridges. There will be planned instruction and time for individual photography with Jeff on hand to answer questions and guide you in your landscape pursuits. There is no trail and hiking will be on uneven terrain with rocks, brush and and other natural obstructions (not recommended for anyone with heart and mobility related conditions). We will depart the lake approximately 3 pm, with expected arrival back to Anchorage at approximately 6pm.

Day 3 (Optional) Post workshop review and critique, 1pm – 4:30 pm in Anchorage. This is one of THE very best ways to learn and see what others saw in the same location, as well as techniques used to achieve varying results. Jeff will demonstrate processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom, with participants images as well as his own.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Deposits: Payment in full required at registration. We will refund the payment if we can fill your position.

Book Your Trip Now!

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After Booking, What’s Next?

Several weeks before the workshop, we Jeff will e-mail you the following:

  • A list of any other essential personal gear & any specialized photography gear that will enhance your experience.
  • Detailed information on where and when to meet for the Friday night class and subsequent departure information for Saturday.