Turnagain Arm is a 40-mile long body of salt water, just south of Anchorage which branches off of Cook Inlet. Turnagain Pass is the highest point of the Seward Highway at 900 feet. Both Turnagain Arm and Turnagain Pass is a photographers’ dream playground. A plethora of diverse photography subjects awaits on this 50-mile drive. Wildlife including Dall Sheep and Moose and birds including Arctic Terns & Bald Eagles are quite common. In addition, the diverse scenery of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and the tidal flats make for stunning landscape photography.
This workshop and tour is private and custom designed to you and/or your small group of 4 or less. It is not combined with others. You’ll start with a 2-hour indoor classroom instruction time (the day before your trip or the day of, at your discretion) where Jeff will teach you simple yet powerful lessons on the practical use of a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera that will take your photography to the next level. These instructions are tailored specifically to your interests.
After the classroom instruction, Jeff will use his 35+ years of photographing along Turnagain Arm & Turnagain Pass to take you to specific areas that interest you. You will travel to areas off the beaten path where others rarely visit. During this time, Jeff is there to instruct you with techniques that will make your images the very best they can be. By the end of the workshop & tour, you will have made images in stunning locations and gained knowledge you can use in your future photography endeavors.
Every day & season on this workshop/tour is different. We let the season, weather and wildlife dictate our moves each day.
The classroom workshop is 2 hours and the photography tour/workshop is 5 hours in length. The classroom workshop can be skipped if so desired and the time applied to a longer tour time. This tour/workshop is available year around and will be tailored to your time-frame. We suggest photographing during sunrise and/or sunset times. Maximum 4-people. Reserve early as not all dates are available. Contact us to check availability.
Beginning to advanced photographers (maximum 4 participants, minimum 1). All participants must be from the same group. We do not combine others to fit into your group.
This custom tour/workshop is available nearly any day when Jeff is available. 2 hours classroom time & 5 hours in the field time. Classroom time can skipped and applied to a longer tour time. Not all dates available. Contact us to check availability.
Classroom instruction at Jeff’s home/office. Photo Tour/Workshop is along Turnagain Arm to Turnagain Pass, south of Anchorage, Alaska
- Spectacular and diverse Alaska scenery and potential wildlife
- 2- hour classroom instruction in making better images, tailored to your specific interests and needs. (Classroom time can skipped and applied to a longer tour time.)
- 5 hour private tour/workshop and custom itinerary let’s you go where you want to go, when you want to go.
- Close to Anchorage
- Guided and instructed by Jeff Schultz, one of Alaska’s most published and respected professional photographers and the Official Photographer of Alaska’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
TESTIMONY ON JEFF’S SEA-TO-SKY WORKSHOP
After living in and shooting Alaska for 38 years, my time with Jeff opened my eyes to photographic possibilities I hadn’t considered. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and has a keen eye for details. He’s also funny and has a very understandable teaching style. He’s flexible with regard to conditions and times, and is able to turn lemons into lemonade with ease. If you’re interested in improving your day and night photography, (and hearing some great Iditarod stories), I highly recommend Jeff.
– Jim W
The 2 hour classroom instruction is best done the evening before the trip, but can also be done the day of. Classroom time can skipped and applied to a longer tour time.
This is a custom day tour/workshop. The day is yours and Jeff will take you to places that you have an interest in photographing & teach you the techniques you’d like to learn. Locations vary according to the season. The timing of the day trip is totally up to your schedule. For best photography opportunities Jeff suggests a very early morning departure, (preferably before sunrise) OR leaving at such a time that allows us to be out shortly after sunset. Due to Alaska’s extreme latitude, Sunrise and Sunset times vary greatly by season. Contact Jeff to discuss the best time what subjects we will likely encounter according to your dates.
At the pre-workshop classroom session Jeff will teach, in-depth, with a powerpoint show, techniques for shooting stellar landscape images as is appropriate for you and your group and this outing. The classroom time can be tailored to your specific interests or will be on general landscape and wildlife photography. Jeff will cover the following:
- 10 Tips to making better images no matter where you are
- Composition: Do’s, Don’ts, and New Ideas
- What makes some photos better than others
- How to make the best photo from any subject –What makes a compelling image
- Obtaining proper exposure
- Depth of field… getting everything in focus
- Using filters to enhance your photography
- Combining shutter speeds and f-stops… and the effects of each
During the tour portion, Jeff is there to help guide you in the use of these techniques.
Please bring the camera gear of your choice. Anything from a DSLR, a mirror-less camera, point and shoot and even your smart-phone. A tripod is necessary for some photos and can be provided at no charge if you don’t have your own.
Dress in layers for the weather and season at hand. Wear sturdy hiking boots.
Transportation is provided. Jeff will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, or plan to meet at a designated place in Anchorage. Please bring your own meal, drink and snacks to last the day.
Much of the locations on this tour are accessible near the vehicle or with short walks from our vehicle either on paved or uneven ground. Some on marked trails, some with no trails. There are some areas, should you choose to go, where it will involve longer hikes and on steeper terrain.
- Degree of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Weather Conditions: Vary by Season
- Agility: Average agility
- Mental Requirements: A flexible and positive attitude is essential
- Activities: Walking or hiking to photographic opportunities on uneven tundra and terrain
- Photographic Skill Level: Beginning to advanced
Payment in full is due at time of booking. Cancellations may be made with refunds according to the following schedule:
30 days or more prior to departure: 100% refund minus 10% processing fee
29-14 days prior to departure: 75% refund
13-8 days prior to departure: 50% refund
7 days or less prior to departure: no refund unless we can fill your spot.
The Sea-to-Sky Turnagain Tour & Workshop is an all-weather tour. No refunds are given due to weather conditions.
For this reason, and for medical emergencies, we strongly recommend trip insurance. We suggest one of these two options for insurance:
1 person $975
2 people $1125
3 people $1475
4 people $1525
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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 weeks before the tour, we will contact you to confirm on where and when to meet or pick you up.
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