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 many opportunities for scenes like these, and so much more. With well defined seasons and many photographic subjects quickly [...]

By | 2018-01-05T14:03:52+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Photography Advice|2 Comments

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 always sunny in Alaska. Sometimes it's cloudy. Sometimes it even rains. On some nights, we don't see the sun for the entire tour. Does this mean you should [...]

Photographing Sunset Silhouettes

Tips for Photographing Sunset Silhouettes When photographing in dramatic light, you usually want to shoot so the good light is falling on your subjects. However, if you turn around and shoot towards the light, you can create a silhouette. Silhouettes make for appealing photographs because they allow the viewers to imagine themselves in the scene. Although [...]

By | 2017-01-19T22:08:11+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Photography Tips|0 Comments

Photographing Water Reflections

The unique symmetrical quality of this composition, combined with the creative use of water, creates the feeling of both side-to-side and top-to-bottom reflection. Photographing Water Reflections Reflections can add a wonderful compositional element to your photography, and nothing gives you better reflections than water. By incorporating reflections in your photos, you can use it's [...]

By | 2017-01-08T12:58:19+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Creative Tips|0 Comments

Instructional Photography Tours

Master Your Camera | Learn Photography on Tour in Alaska! The tickets are bought, hotels booked, and you're down to deciding things to do for your upcoming Alaska trip. It might also be time to think about finally learning to shoot that nice camera you got before your last vacation, but never took out of auto [...]

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 [...]