I’m excited to announce my first workshop offering for 2015, my Knik Glacier Winter Photography Workshop, which is scheduled for the weekend of March 20-22 here in Alaska.
Over the two-night weekend of the spring equinox, you’ll have the chance to explore one of the most amazing and rugged locations that Southcentral Alaska has to offer, the glaciers and winter landscapes of the Knik River valley and the Chugach Mountains.
Due to its close proximity to Anchorage, the Knik valley offers an incredible opportunity for photography and aerial exploration of incredible scenery without having to travel very far. I’ve shot out here extensively. You’ve probably seen a number of my photos from this location, I’ve ridden out to the glacier on my fat tire snow bike and I fly out there quite a bit in my little Cessna 120 bush plane.
This is your chance to experience the very same thing- During our “big day”, we’ll fly out to the glaciers by helicopter, which will give you the chance to shoot amazing glacier aerials on the way out and back. We’ll also spend a number of hours on the ground to intimately explore and photograph these otherworldly landscapes of ice and rock. Of course, I’ll be right there with you, providing full, personal instruction and teaching you the ins and outs of winter landscape photography.
Weather permitting, you’ll have the chance to catch the late afternoon warm winter Alaska light on the Chugach Mountains, which is simply awesome this time of year. By this time, we’re back up to nearly 12 hours per day, so we’ll have lots of time for shooting. We can even focus on doing some action photography if people are interested.
After the sun goes down, we’ll do some “night sky photography” as well. Hopefully you’ll be able to capture the aurora borealis if the Northern Lights are out. If the skies don’t cooperate, we’ll focus on light painting and other slow shutter speed photography styles.
The last day will be geared around shooting winter landscapes and other subjects near the lodge with more personal instruction from me. You’ll also have some time to edit and show your glacier photos from the day before during our final instructional presentation and critique session. We’ll actually have a couple of evening presentations during the course of the weekend where I’ll share some of the technical and creative methods I like to use in my photography.
During the workshop, we’ll be based at the Knik River Lodge, where you’ll stay in one of the deluxe and enjoy comfortable cabins in a beautiful wilderness setting with classic meals done Alaska style. This is a really cool place with nice amenities and a very rustic feel, and it’s situated right above the massive river bar that runs out of the bottom of the Knik glacier.
I’m super excited about this workshop- it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Essentially it’s my opportunity to share with you the amazing glacier stoping grounds that have captured my fascination ever since I started flying in Alaska. It offers you the chance to capture some absolutely stunning images in this otherworldly location in a way that you may never get to see otherwise.
Limited Space Available – Only 4 spots left!
Please note that since we’re limited by how many seats our helicopters can carry, this workshop only has 7 spots available, so if you’re interested, be sure and sign up now. You can even reserve your spot with a deposit. The trip is being run through Alaska Photo Treks, so visit the official workshop page to see all the details regarding pricing, gear, clothing, etc.
I sincerely hope that you can join me – Please let me know if you have any questions.