Polar Bears & Aurora Barter Island Photo Workshop with Carl Johnson | Sep 13-17, 2018
Venture to a coastal zone barrier island that provides a serene setting for photographing Arctic wildlife. The primary focus of this photo workshop is composition and photo technique, how to successfully capture stunning wildlife images. Base camp is in the Inupiat Village of Kaktovik on Barter Island, which is close to the rich habitat of polar bears, and at the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Landscape photography will be a secondary emphasis in this starkly beautiful location, plus an opportunity for one evening of night photography and hopefully the northern lights. Carl will offer tips and techniques on capturing night landscapes to round out your instructional experience.
- Transportation between Fairbanks and Kaktovik, Alaska
- All meals and snacks
- Guiding and instruction
Recommended Photography Gear
- Camera with manual settings
- Wide angle lens
- Zoom lens, recommended 200-400 range with 1.4 teleconverter (minimum 400mm)
- Charged batteries and charger
- Multiple memory cards
- Sturdy Tripod
- Remote shutter release
Photography equipment rental available at Stewart's Photo Shop
This is a moderate activity that involves walking short distances on uneven terrain. It also involves spending several hours a day out in an open boat. Weather conditions may range from snow, rain, wind, and sun, and temperatures from 25°F (-4°C) to 40°F (4°C).
- Comfortable walking or hiking shoes with good traction and water resistance
- Long sleeve shirts
- Warm, thick sweater
- Fleece jacket
- Water/windproof outer shell with insulation
- Warm hat and gloves
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