Jeff Schultz’s Alaska Photo Blog

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Year of High-Fives

This year during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod it seemed to me it was the “year of high-fives”. Every year as the mushers run down the streets and bike…

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Yarn Bombing – What Bombing?

Yes, you read it right. I said yarn bombing. I’m guessing a handful of people have heard of this, most not. Here’s my story…and I’m sticking to it. My wife…

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Winter Landscapes

While the weather in Alaska has been quite odd this winter–not much snow, lots of warm weather–when the weather does cooperate I just enjoy driving to a location and hiking…

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Windy in Unalakleet

Last night we arrived into Unalakleet with winds over 30mph with blowing snow.  Our Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry, did a flawless job on landing in those conditions.  Once we…

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Where’s “THE” Picture

Sometimes when going out into the field, “THE” photo stands out like a sore thumb. Sometimes finding the ideal composition is a bit elusive. And sometimes I walk right past.…

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Westchester Behind the Scenes

On the last day of July, I had the pleasure of going with Jeff on his recent adventure to Westchester Lagoon. The goal of the evening was to photograph at…

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Welcoming Arm in Huslia

Welcome to Huslia.  Huslia is a small village located on the banks of the Koyokuk river, which is a tributary of the Yukon River.  This is the home town of…

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Welcome to Unk! March 10, 2013

We spent a few hours in the morning in Kaltag and then hitched a ride with Mike Swalling again to Unalakleet. Check out a couple photos from Kaltag and a…

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Weekend Kayaking

I spent this past weekend with dozen guys on a men’s retreat kayaking in Prince William Sound.  There were crazy wet and rolling waves and one great calm, mostly sunny…

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Volunteer Meeting

January 8, 2013 Potential and returning Iditarod volunteers gather at the Millenium Hotel Redington Ballroom to discuss volunteer postions for this year’s Iditarod race to begin March 2nd in downtown…

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Vet Checks February 26, 2013

This morning I went to Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla and photographed the army of volunteer veterinarians at the mandatory vet check. Each dog must be examined by a vet for…

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Updated: The Ultimate Filter Holder & Setup

Since I wrote my article on the ultimate filter holder setup, HERE: https://www.schultzphoto.com/2018/10/03/the-ultimate-filter-holder-and-set-up/  another filter holder has just come on the market that I feel should be added to this…

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Unalakleet, Monday, March 11, 2013

Unalakleet —  7 below zero here this morning.  I was happy to have a nice early breakfast with my friends the Ekenweilers.  As usual, they loaned me their snowmachine and…

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Unalakleet Checkpoint, March 10, 2013

It’s Sunday evening in Unalakleet.  Had a nice, simple, non-turbulent, flight from Kaltag with Mike Swalling.  As we flew over, I noticed race sponsor Penair’s airplane on the tarmac.  And…

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Turnagain Sunburst

Here’s another shot from along the Turnagain Arm, this time featuring a beautiful sunburst. This was a 37 second exposure with a 10-stop neutral density filter and a 2 stop…

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Turnagain Climbing

I went climbing with a friend, Randy, along the cliffs above Turnagain Arm looking for Sheep last week. No sheep on the climb, but the scenery was just spectacular. I…

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Turnagain Arm

I think Turnagain Arm, just south of Anchorage proper, is one of the most target-rich environments for photographers. It’s all there… water, mountains, wildlife, flowers and more. Turnagain Arm was…

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Turnagain Again

Once again I succumb to the Turnagain Arm majesty. It’s a GREAT place to shoot and SO close to home! This time it’s just before sunset a couple weeks ago.…

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Trading a Ruby for a Galena

The mushers are making their way further west on the Yukon River and where ever they are going we are sure to follow.  Today we followed them from Ruby to…

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