Sunset over Glen Alps

The clouds broke quite a bit on the horizon last night during a stock shoot in midtown at 10pm, with great dark clouds to the east with piercing light. After the shoot I drove to the Glen Alps overlook to enjoy the 11:30 pm sunset with a number of other people doing the same thing,…

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Colony Glacier Workshops

My new venture into photo workshops and tours is in full swing this past week with one at Ultima Thule Lodge and two others at nearby Colony Glacier in the Matanuska Valley.  I spent last Friday at Colony Glacier with a custom workshop for 5 people.  Cool thing on this one was that we flew…

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Aerial shots of Wrangell St. Elias National Park

In preparation for my adventure photo tour and workshop this week at Ultima Thule Lodge in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, I did some flying early Sunday morning in search of unique places to go. It was great to have as a pilot, Arturo from Spain, who is also a photographer.  We found a…

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Spring time is Puppy time!

Spring time is Puppy Time!!   I was fortunate to have some friends that had a litter of Alaskan Huskies get in touch with me recently to photograph their 3-week old cuties.  They had just the right kind of sled to use as a prop and the summer flowers are in great bloom at the moment. …

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The First Shipment is Here!

Today has been an exciting one at the office–the first shipment of books has arrived! After a long wait, the semi truck pulled into my driveway early this morning and delivered boxes upon boxes of books. The garage has been filled to the brim with “Chasing Dogs” books and it is definitely a wonderful sight.…

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Snail Trails

Similar to my last blog post, here’s some photos along Turnagain Arm, just south of Anchorage. This is part of our daily sunset photo safari tour at Through The Lens Alaska, LLC www.ttlalaska.com  These are snail trails on rocks during low tide which I was just fascinated with. I hope to research more about them because, as you…

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Sunset Photo Safari

The last week I’ve spent a lot of time along Turnagain Arm and other parts around Anchorage where we do the “Sunset Photo Safari” photo workshop/tour at Through The Lens Alaska, LLC each evening . I photographed these Dall sheep there just off the highway the other day and caught this raven riding the wind from the…

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Air-to-Air Shooting

I’m working on a series of images that show “big picture outdoor scenes” of Anchorage and vicinity.   Images of various outdoor places and activities which people enjoy doing or seeing. Last night I was fortunate to put together a photo shoot with three friends who are also pilots to help with this series.  My good…

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Spring time in Alaska…

Up until today, us in Anchorage have enjoyed over 2 weeks of pure sunshine  AND above freezing temps during the day.  The days are WAY longer now, sunset being nearly 9pm  now and we’re gaining nearly 6 minutes a day !!  Here’s a couple after-sunset images taken from up on the Chugach Mountains, overlooking our…

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Weekend Photo Workshop… What a great weekend for a photo workshop!

Weekend Photo Workshop… What a great weekend for a photo workshop! With the help of the kind folks at the Eagle River Nature Center, we had a wonderful winter landscape photo workshop experience. Fourteen participants had a 3 hour  lecture by myself on Friday night in the nature center.  We met again Saturday morning for…

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February 27, 2014

It’s crunch time. Yesterday began with a 6:30am departure from the office to set up for the Musher’s Meeting at the Millenium Hotel. Finding mushers and getting them to sit for their portrait this time of year, so close to the Iditarod race start, is a bit like herding cats. However, all portraits were captured!…

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Iditarod Dogs Get Their Vet Check

It’s pretty busy here at Jeff Schultz Photography! We are less than three days from the 2014 Ceremonial Iditarod start in Anchorage. I spent the morning photographing the ‘Vet Check’ at Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska. Volunteer veterinarians, some from as far away as Australia, gave the dogs thorough examinations to be sure they are…

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My Surreal Experiences in Russia for the Volga Quest

I was asked to be the official photographer of a new sled dog race in Russia, a long distance race of 637 kilometers and much of it along the HUGE Volga River. You can read all about the idea behind the race at: http://volgaquest.com/en. I asked to have an English-speaking interpreter and guide with me.…

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Eagle River Valley

Earlier this week, in the sub-zero cold, I was out at the Eagle River Nature Center for a couple hours. The Valley is so spectacular and diverse. The mountains are steep, rugged and awe inspiring and the stream running through it next to the trail is so very peaceful. I enjoyed my time there as…

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Iditarod Time

Yes, the Iditarod start is almost 3 full months away, March 1st.  BUT preparations are beginning behind the scenes now. This past Tuesday night over 20 of the best bush pilots in Alaska met for the first of several pre-race Iditarod Air Force planning meetings. I was there to photograph their “mug shots” for use…

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Snow Stock Shoot in the Studio – Behind the Scenes

A couple weeks ago my stock agency, Alaska Stock Images, sent out a call to photographers for an up close portrait of a woman with snow on her face in a snowing situation. I didn’t have anything like it in my files, and I felt challenged to get something. Haley, my office assistant, jumped at…

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There's no place like Nome

Last week I was in Nome and Gambell on an assignment.   I spent one day in Gambell and 3 nights and two days in Nome. I’ve never spent this much time in Nome in the summer  and was able to visit several locations in Nome that I’ve photographed during the end of the Iditarod. I’ve…

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Shooting Great Food

In the next couple weeks I’ll be going out to Tutka Bay Lodge for the second time this summer to do some photography for my good friends, Carl and Kirsten Dixon, owners of the lodge. My first trip out there over a month ago was a great time. That’s what all these photos are from;…

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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 least five strangers in the park, so we set out that evening to shoot. Being the intern, my job for shoots such as this one…

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An Evening at Westchester

What was formerly Chester creek running through town, Westchester Lagoon here in Anchorage has been a wonderful escape from the urban landscape since the early 1970’s. Thousands of people use this wonderful area of land year ‘round.    Summer finds residents and visitors, biking, skateboarding,  rollerblading, walking or jogging on one of Anchorage’s many  paved bike…

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Rainy Pass Lodge in the Summer

I have been to the Rainy Pass checkpoint on Puntilla Lake many times in my 33 years photographing the Iditarod and spent many nights there.  The race was “frozen” there in 1985 and I was stuck there for many days that year. The Rainy Pass area, both around the lodge and outside of it, is…

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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 Joan and I were recently in Colorado. Having never been in that part of Colorado before, we decided to drive over 12,096 feet through Independence…

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June Alaska Magazine Cover

One of my favorite subjects (besides Iditarod dogs) is airplanes. I am blessed to have a number of friends with airplanes and all are gracious and willing to take the time to “pose” their airplane for photos. Such is the case of the image on the cover of June issue of Alaska Magazine. This is…

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Spring airplane shoots

It’s been a great week with great weather and good friends with planes.  Spring is such a great time here in Southcentral Alaska.   Long days and often times quite clear.   I did a couple photo shoots with of my friend Bill Mayer’s 185 and different shots with my friend Ward Hurlburt’s super cub. First Bill…

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