Southeast Alaska Fjords with Matt Meisenheimer Photography
We are excited to team up with Matt Meisenheimer Photography to bring you an exciting new photography workshop cruise in the Tracy Arm / Fords Terror Wilderness. Enjoy expert instruction from Matt as he helps you to define your photographic vision through his technical and creative knowledge, both with the camera and through post-processing.
The Tracy Arm / Fords Terror Wilderness is one of southeast Alaska’s premier locations for landscape and wildlife photography. This remote wilderness is only accessible by boat and the David B is one of the best options for experiencing the unique and wild location, where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a tidewater glacier, deep canyon-like fjords, wildlife, such as humpback whales, killer whales, and brown and black bears.
To learn more about Matt, listen to our Northwest Navigation Podcast where we talk with Matt about what inspires him as a photographer. Listen here.
Dates: June 28 – July 5, 2020
Boards/Disembarks: Auke Bay (Juneau) Statter Harbor
Rate: $7,100 per person
Visit: Schedules and Rates for availability and discounts.
Day 1 – Juneau to Taku Harbor
Day 2 – Taku Harbor to Wood Spit
Day 3 – Wood Spit to Sanford Cove
Day 4 – Sanford Cove to Fords Terror
Day 5 – Fords Terror to Dawes Glacier to North Dawes Anchorage
Day 6 – North Dawes Anchorage to Williams Cove
Day 7 – Wiliams Cove to Sawyer / South Sawyer Glaciers to No Name Cove
Day 8 No Name Cove to Juneau
Please note – Itinerary may change due to weather and ice conditions at the glaciers.
- Meals during the cruise
- Kayaks / Shore excursions
- Permits and Fees
- Photographic Guiding and Instruction
- Image Critiques and Post-processing instruction
- Fun, new friends and inspiration
What to Bring:
- Digital camera
- Shooting from the boat will be enhanced by lenses with built-in stabilization (optional)
- Laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed and optionally Photoshop as well. Both Lightroom Classic and Photoshop can be downloaded from https://www.adobe.com/downloads.html
- Dry bag for your camera gear as we’ll be going to shore in an open skiff and exploring in kayaks.
- Lots of Memory Cards
- Extra Batteries & Battery Charger
- Mouse – because laptop touchpads just don’t work as well
- Cable release or remote shutter release
About the David B:
While on this workshop, you’ll enjoy the creature comforts of the David B, a beautifully-appointed 65-foot wooden boat built in 1929 and lovingly restored – private staterooms with heads, a shower, fireplace, wood-fired cook stove and gourmet meals that have become legendary on the Alaska coast. Microbrews and fine wines. This is not industrial tourism.
The boat’s “saloon” is equipped with a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and pull-down screen for evening instruction in utilizing Adobe Lightroom Classic to bring out the best in your pictures. Once the images are optimized, we’ll share and discuss the work in group critiques. Finally, we’ll spend time learning to fine-tune for printing. Everyone will go home with a gallery-quality print – ready for framing – from the workshop.
During the workshop, we’ll have extensive shooting opportunities every day, instruction time aboard the David B, and generous amounts of ‘down time’ to savor this special place. The trip is limited to eight passengers so individualized instruction is assured.
The David B’s skiff is a marvel of engineering and ideal for photography: roomy, super-stable and dry. “Skiffyasaurus”, as it’s known, affords us amazing close-up photo opportunities of the glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife.
Matt is a Wisconsin based photographer. His artistry revolves around exploring the wilderness and constantly seeking new adventures. He strives to capture brief moments of dramatic light and weather. Matt loves the process of photography — from planning trips and scouting locations to taking the shots in-field, and post-processing the final image. Read more about Matt Meisenheimer…