2018 Alaska Photography Adventure

$4,500.00

Join Gary & Darlene for his 2018 5 day Alaska photography workshop August 27-31 2018! This is all inclusive except airfare.  Come to Alaska and let us take care of all of the details.

We will be staying at the Alaska Knotty Pine B&B log cabin home.  A beautiful new 3 level custom log home on the flank of Lazy Mountain overlooking the Matanuska Valley with a spectacular view of Pioneer peak and the Chugach mountains.  The home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 decks & a patio and a large yard with a fire pit.

We will pick you up from the airport and deliver you back to the airport at the end of the workshop*.  During the workshop we will travel around Alaska in a 12 passenger Ford transit van so that you Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!

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Group Photo at The Matanuska Glacier 2016
Group Photo at The Matanuska Glacier 2016

Join Gary & Darlene for his 2018 5 day (7 day total) Alaska photography workshop August 27-31 2018! This is all inclusive except airfare.  Come to Alaska and let us take care of all of the details. 

We will be staying at the Alaska Knotty Pine B&B log cabin home.  A beautiful new 3 level custom log home on the flank of Lazy Mountain overlooking the Matanuska Valley with a spectacular view of Pioneer peak and the Chugach mountains.  The home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 decks & a patio and a large yard with a fire pit. Click here for photos.

We will pick you up from the airport and deliver you back to the airport at the end of the workshop*.  During the workshop we will travel around Alaska in a 12 passenger Ford transit van so that you sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!

The Log home will be stocked with breakfast and snack foods ranging from continental style items to bacon and eggs and coffee. 

All meals are included excluding alcohol. You are welcome to have alcohol beverages at the cabin. The lodge is no smoking. Breakfast will be at the house.  The Noisy Goose cafe will be catering this event.  A sack lunch will be provided daily with sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks.  Dinner 2 nights at the Noisy Goose cafe as well as food options brought into the house by the cafe for those of you that are late night snackers.  We will also be going to The Mooses Tooth in Anchorage for Pizza.  Vegetarian options are available on request.

Over the course of 5 days we will explore Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine that is set in a beautiful high alpine bowl in the Talkeetna mountains, Matanuska glacier, the small mountain town of Girdwood, Portage lake, and we will photograph the bore tide and beluga whales on the turnagain arm as well as a sunset.  Sunrise over Denali and the Alaska range above the Chulitna river.  This time of year the sun sets around 9pm so we will be chasing the aurora as well.

Each of you will have your own private room.  Double occupancy is available with a 25% discount if you share a room with someone.  This workshop will be limited to 6-8 people depending on room occupancy.  So don’t wait!  It’s going to be an adventure of a lifetime!

Itinerary

  • Sunday Aug. 26 - Arrive at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. I will plan three shuttles from the airport to the lodge. 9am - 3pm - and 9pm
  • Monday Aug. 27 - The Little Susitna River, Hatcher Pass and the Historic Independence Mine.
  • Tuesday Aug. 28 - The Matanuska River and the Matanuska Glacier
  • Wednesday Aug. 29 - Denali South Viewpoint Sunrise
  • Thursday Aug. 30 - The Turnagain Arm Boretide and Beluga whales
  • Friday Aug. 31 - Russian River Kenai Peninsula discovery
  • Saturday Sept. 1 - Return to the airport

Locations and schedule according to conditions.

*Pick up and drop off times: Three trips from ANC Airport to the Knotty Pine Lodge (9am - 3pm - 9pm) on the day before the workshop and one drop off time the day after the workshop will be provided (noonish). Clients have the option to provide their own transportation at their own cost.

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