Not the size of the business or number of employees. Or the number of our vehicles or buildings. But the hearts and perspectives of visitors every day.
When a grizzly bear cub looks directly at you (and then keeps playing), or a huge bull moose walks by you in the wild, it’s hard to keep it in. You feel trusted and honored, and can’t help but share the moment, in the moment, with a collective verbal and emotional “WOW”!
Plus you get to share your photos with the people you love and those you want to inspire.
It feels like you’re expanding your family, that you’re part of a bigger circle now. Your heart is bigger and the world seems smaller, and you’ve connected some important dots in your life.
This is why we offer our heart-pounding, life-affirming Alaska Photo Adventures. Come join our energy, devotion and unforgettable experiences!
The BEST value of any Alaska photo tour, safari, trek or workshop!
Our premium photo tours help serious amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers get the experiences and images of their lives. Formed by photographers, rangers and tour guides, our photo tours have all the vital ingredients: 1) based in the midst of the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula (not the “big city”), 2) a small group, 3) personal attention, and 4) flexibility to spend maximum time with the animals when the light is great and the scenery superb!
Compared to any other Alaskan photo tour, trek or workshop, our custom boutique photo tours and low overhead means more of your money goes to your time in the field, not to excessive luxury or high salaries.
Mile for mile, dollar for dollar, megabyte for megabyte, you’ll get more time, more photo opps, more local knowledge and insights, and more hands on (or hands off!) attention for less than other Alaska tours of similar length. Rather than shooting for our own portfolios, we’re here to help you make the best images possible during your short time in this incredible land.
Short video on our boat option to brown bear viewing/photography in Lake Clark National Park. A great option if weather prevents access by air, or for those who don’t want to fly.
Come to the wide open Covid-free spaces where we have 3 species of bears and a MILLION PHOTO OPPS!
Most of our 2020 reservations have been rescheduled to 2021
Get those bucket-list photos you’ve always wanted at rates that are cheaper if you book separately yourself!
Check out our remaining slots for the 2021 season here.
1) Why not just take a tour geared to the general public that sees wildlife?
If you love nature and wildlife photography, you won’t get the time you want on “snapshot excursions”. Their agenda is more oriented to distance and checklists, rather than time working the scene or getting great images. They’ll keep you moving on to the next scene regardless of golden light, long-lasting animal interactions or great photo opps.
2) Doesn’t a photo tour cost more?
The short answer is, no! Compare “apples to apples”.
Our photo tours actually cost less than if you book each activity or location yourself, with transportation, lodging, meals, flights, fees and activities. And they cost less than the other Alaska photo tours for the same locations and time frames. That’s because we get bulk tour discounts from operators we have known personally for years, and because we know what tours are padding their operations more than they need to. You get more field time to shoot, rather than paying for higher overhead or expensive, over-the-top luxury.
3) Why pay for a guided trip when I know what I want and how to photograph?
Often, the knowledge of a local guide can be more important than photo knowledge. This can make the difference between GREAT shots vs NO shots during your short visit.Timing, alternate routes, light quality and angles, animal habits, hazards, terrain, etc.We give you tips on Alaska, animals and photography from decades of living and shooting here.
For those of you who might want some photo tips “in the heat of the action”, we’re here to help. As internationally published pro-photographer-guides, we love helping folks make the most out of their photo opportunities. We’ve also helped fix broken or drenched cameras, loaned out lenses, SIM cards and other equipment, and all kinds of other benefits when the unexpected happens.
We also partner only with the best, time-tested local transport and lodge vendors. You’ll get more field time with animals, light and scenery, rather than continually trekking back to Anchorage, or paying more for the inflated salaries, overhead and “prestige” of larger corporations.
Years from now, what will matter most to you is getting the shots you want, rather than booking with a famous company or “celebrity” photographer.