ALASKA WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

ALASKA! – WHALES, BEARS, AND ICE FIELDS.

2016 Wildlife Photography Workshop & Adventure Tour

Date

July 18 – 24, 2016 • 7 Days 6 Nights

Cost

$3995 per person dbl occupancy
Single supplement additional ($700)

Join Jim and Kathy Stamates as they return to one of their favorite places, Southeast Alaska! This is not just a photography workshop, this is an Adventure!
Non-photographers enjoy this as much as photo enthusiasts which makes this the perfect workshop to bring your spouse.

We will have our own private boat to find Humpback and Killer Whales, seals, and other marine mammals. These custom made hard bottom pontoon boats are the best for wildlife photography. They are very stable with windows that open in giving us the opportunity to photograph in any weather.
We will fly to Pack Creek to photograph the largest of the grizzly bears, the Alaskan Brown Bear. We fill our cards with images that will astound our friends, family, and other photographers.

But wait, there’s more! Bald Eagles pose on every tree while some soar above our heads. We will hike to the Mendenhall Glacier where photo opportunities abound. Evening shoots for whales and sunsets from the water and from the top of Mount Roberts leave us breathless and our images prove that this is an amazing place.

We’re not done yet! A special cruise up Tracy Arm Fjords where we almost touch the ice floes. We are so close to calving glaciers we can hear them! The Tracy Arm Fjords provide some of the most amazing scenery in all of Alaska and we are there. Seals and their pups have hauled out on the ice floes and we have ample opportunity to get great images.

Jim is eager to share his knowledge from 30 years as a professional wildlife photographer and his countless trips to Alaska. He will teach his 3 Essentials to Making Great Images, and how to get those stunning photos of wildlife while using ‘low impact field techniques’ and being ‘In The Rhythm”™.

You will learn:

How to stay safe around wildlife
How to get sharp images photographing from a boat
How to expose for active wildlife and quiet scenics
How to anticipate what your subject will do and where it will go
How to find the best locations and angles for stunning images
Camera settings the pros use and why
Field techniques of a professional wildlife photographer
The 3 Essentials for Great Images

Wildlife Species
Most Likely;
Humpback Whale
Killer Whale (Orca)
Brown Bear
Harbor Seal
Sea Lion
Porpoise
Bald Eagle
Spawning Salmon
Possible:
Black Bear
Mountain Goat
Marmot
Ptarmigan
Porcupine
Red Squirrel
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Sitka Black-tailed Deer
Other Opportunities Include:
Landscapes
Travel Photos
Harbor
Wildflowers
Sunsets
Gastineau Channel
Ice Fields
Fjords
Waterfalls
Sample Itinerary

(Meet times and days subject to adjustments)

Day 1 Arrive JNU
Evening Welcome and Orientation
A special presentation of ‘The Theory of Rhythms’

Day 2 Morning: Special surprise tour.
Afternoon: Whale Shoot Boat (Box Lunch)

Day 3 Morning: Mendenhall Glacier Shoot and Hike (Box Lunch)
Afternoon: Whale Shoot Boat
Late Afternoon: Mount Roberts Tram Sunset Photo Shoot

Day 4 Morning: Tracy Arm Cruise (Box Lunch) All Day

Day 5 Morning: Float Plane Flight to Brown Bear Shoot (Box Lunch) All Day

Day 6 Morning: Road trip to Eagle Beach

NEW THIS YEAR! Glacier Flight Seeing and Salmon Bake Farewell Dinner

Day 7 Flight home or extend your stay.

What is provided:

This workshop includes Lodging, Transportation during Workshop, and Some Meals:
6 nights Lodging based on double occupancy
Lunch is provided in field for 5 days
Guidance by professional wildlife photography team, Jim and Kathy Stamates
Amazing photo opportunities
This is a five day workshop in the field.

We will base out of Juneau, AK.
Airport code is JNU.

What is included:

All transportation during the workshop is provided, air, ground, and custom designed boats for whale photography. The cruise to Tracy Arm, and all fees associated with the workshop are included in the workshop cost.

What is NOT included:

Airfare to Juneau and return
Meals and drinks, unless otherwise specified.
Tips for hotel, local guides, drivers, and our boat and flight captains.
Any optional tours.

What to Pack:

I will email a suggested pack list to all participants including an equipment list for camera gear upon registration. No strenuous hiking.