2022 DOUBLE VISION ALASKA – THE OLD IDITAROD GANG - HOLLAND AMERICA PORTS OF CALL exclusive photo tour with Alaskan photographer Jeff Schultz. Including Marine Wildlife, Glaciers & Landscapes

August 7-14, 2022

This tour is ONLY available for those joining me, the Old Iditarod Gang, and Alaskan artist Jon Van Zyle on the August 7-14, 2022 “Double Vision Alaska” Cruise on Holland America Line.

This tour takes place at each of the three ports of call of the cruise.

NOTE: To participate in this photo tour, you must be SEPARATELY registered, at additional cost, for the 7-day, 7-night 2022 Double Vision Alaska Cruise on Holland America Lines. Full cruise details, pricing and registration is available ONLY through our friend and cruise consultant, Barbara Carpenter here: https://doublevisionalaskacruise.com It is NOT available through Holland America.

DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR UNTIL YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED BOOKING WITH BARBARA FOR THE CRUISE PORTION. USE THE LINK ABOVE TO BOOK THE CRUISE.

The Holland America Lines Cruise Portion begins in Whittier, Alaska August 7, 2022 and ends 7 days and 7 nights later on August 14 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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In addition to mingling with and hearing Jeff during several talks on the ship, on this PORTS OF CALL tour, Jeff will take a small group of 6-8 guests to various areas at each of the three ports of call via van, where we will take our time to do photography of various iconic Alaska subjects. We will let the weather and wildlife dictate our day at each of the three locations based on Jeff’s past experience at each town.

Jeff will teach photography lessons as appropriate for the group at each location.  The locations at each town will likely include the following:

Skagway:  -- Wed. Aug 10th    Ship docks at 7 am and leaves at 9 pm.    Our tour is 8 am to 6 pm and includes picnic lunch.

  • This destination is still in the planning stages, but expect something good.

Juneau   --Thursday Aug. 11th     Ship docks at 8 am and leaves at 6 pm.    Our tour is 9 am to 4 pm and includes picnic lunch.

  • Salmon spawning stream
  • Mendenhall glacier area, hopefully with black bears fishing
  • Bald eagle feeding area
  • Other scenic landscape locations

Ketchikan  -- Friday Aug. 12th   Ship docks at 11 am and leaves at 7 pm.    Our tour is noon to 5 pm and does NOT include lunch.

  • A Totem Pole Park
  • Black Bears Fishing
  • Historic Old-Town Creek Street

Previous to the cruise, join Jeff on an exclusive ‘Pre-Cruise Workshop’ for an additional 5 day/4 night photo tour to some of Jeff’s favorite photographic location in Southcentral, Alaska. This tour is available at additional cost. Read about that trip here.

NOTE: To participate in either or both of these photo tours, you must be SEPARATELY registered for the 7-day, 7-night 2022 Double Vision Alaska Cruise on Holland America Lines. Full cruise details, pricing and registration is available ONLY through our friend and cruise consultant, Barbara Carpenter here: https://doublevisionalaskacruise.com

DO NOT BOOK EITHER OF THESE TOURS UNTIL YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED BOOKING WITH BARBARA FOR THE CRUISE PORTION.

Price Per Person:  $ 795* for all three excursions together. 

* Price subject to change IF Skagway tour changes for the better.  We will notify you.

At each of the locations, Jeff will discuss his methods for shooting images of the subject at hand and as is appropriate for the group. During each days’ outings, Jeff will also talk through his methods for making the best image at the current location with the subject at hand. He is NOT there to photograph his own images; he is there to help you take your photography to the next level. Jeff will also cover the following:

  • 10 Tips to making better images no matter where you are
  • Composition: Do’s, Don’ts, and New Ideas
  • What makes a compelling image
  • Combining shutter speeds and f-stops… and the effects of each

Besides two Canon camera bodies, Jeff brings lenses from 14mm-400mm and flash with off-camera capabilities, tripod, polarizer and split-neutral density filters.

ESSENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT:

*At the very least, please bring:

  1. A DSLR camera with two lenses such as a 24-105mm and a 100-400mm would be ideal.
  2. Several back up batteries & charger
  3. Extra media cards for your camera
  4. Tripod

 

Ideally, if possible, please also bring:

  • Additional camera body to allow you to have two different lenses available at once without the need to switch lenses. The 24-105mm and a 100-400mm make a great combination.
  • Wide Angle lens such as 16-35mm or equivalent.
    (If you’d like to rent equipment while you are visiting Alaska, we recommend our friends at Stewart’s Photo Shop in downtown Anchorage. Please tell them I sent you. Visit them online at: http://stewartsphoto.com/rentals/
  • Polarizing Filter - Jeff uses and recommends Breakthrough: http://breakthrough.photography?rfsn=1496441.1847a
  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters:

See a complete list of the gear Jeff uses at: https://www.schultzphoto.com/jeffs-gear-closet/

Ground Transportation is provided in a 13-passenger van. We will leave from the cruise ship and return to the cruise ship.

The price includes:

  • All aspects of the photography workshop/tour
  • Round trip ground transportation from cruise ship to the locations listed.
  • Picnic lunch each day except Ketchikan day. Be sure to eat breakfast before departing cruise ship.

What’s not Included:

  • Air transportation from your home to and from Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any personal gear. You must bring your own photography gear, clothing, toiletries and outerwear.
  • Travel insurance

Your safety is ultimately the primary concern.

Physical Requirements: Average.  Nothing strenuous.

  • Degree of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
  • Weather Conditions: Moderate.  August temperatures range from 45° F (7° C) to 70° F (21° C). May experience rain, wind or sun. Expect Rain.
  • Agility: Average to Good. Ability to walk for short durations on uneven terrain.
  • Mental Requirements: A flexible and positive attitude is essential
  • Photographic Skill Level: Beginning to advanced

NOTE: To participate in this photo tour, you must be SEPARATELY registered, at additional cost, for the 7-day, 7-night 2022 Double Vision Alaska Cruise on Holland America Lines. Full cruise details, pricing and registration is available ONLY through our friend and cruise consultant, Barbara Carpenter here: https://doublevisionalaskacruise.com It is NOT available through Holland America.

DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR UNTIL YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED BOOKING WITH BARBARA FOR THE CRUISE PORTION.

Cruise begins in Whittier, Alaska August 7, 2022 and ends 7 days and 7 nights later on August 14 in Vancouver, BC Canada.

 

Deposits:

This deposit policy only applies to the Jeff Schultz photography photo tour portion. It does not apply to the Holland America cruise portion.

Due to Alaska’s short season as well as the high demand for, and limited number of places on this Alaskan photo tour, the following payment conditions apply:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. The deposit can be made online with a credit card.

The balance of the tour price is due March 1, 2022 via check or wire transfer. Sorry, but a 3% surcharge must be added for credit card payments for the balance.  An invoice for the balance will be sent at least 45 days prior to that time. Payments can be made prior to this date as well.

               

Cancellation & Refund Policy: 

This cancellation and refund policy only applies to the Jeff Schultz photography photo tour portion. It does not apply to the Holland America cruise portion.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing. Excluding the $500 non-refundable portion of the deposit, the deposits are refundable ONLY if we can fill your space(s) with another booking or the tour cancels. We typically have a waiting list for these trips but cannot guarantee one will be available should you choose or need to cancel.

We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds for delays or cancellations because of weather, flights, or other unforeseen reasons before arriving, during or after the photo tour. We highly recommend arriving in Anchorage 1-2 full days before the trip. Jeff Schultz Photography Inc. is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred by such delays.

We have the right to cancel this photo tour for lack of registrants up to 60 days prior to the photo tour date. In the case that we cancel the photo tour, 100% of your deposit and payments will be returned. However, Jeff Schultz Photography Inc. does not assume responsibility for any other costs incurred by our client because of our cancellation of the trip.

We are sorry, but due to our short season here in Alaska, we are unable to make exceptions, for any reason, to our cancellation policy including medical or family emergencies.

BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW

Contact us directly if you have questions about the workshop/tour or if would like to book directly.

After booking What’s Next? Upon booking we will contact you to confirm your space and see if you have any specific questions we can answer at that time. Then, several months before the workshop, we will e-mail you a list of other essential personal gear, any specialized photography gear we feel will enhance your experience, and more detailed information on where and when to meet for the first day. We will also ask for emergency contact information and medical information.

Attention: By reserving a Jeff Schultz photography workshop/tour, or private photo tour or class, you are agreeing to a Release of Liability. Click and read the link before completing your booking.

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