Southeast Alaska Fjords Photography Workshop with Adventures NW Magazine

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.

Trip #397 – 8 spots availableContact us to reserve your spot.
Dates: June 16-23, 2022
Boards/Disembarks: Juneau
Rate: $7,200 per person
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Trip #415 –  **8 spots left**Contact us to reserve your spot.
Dates: June 2 – 9, 2023
Boards/Disembarks: Juneau
Rates Per Person: $7,200
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Trip Itinerary:

Day 1 – Juneau to Taku HarborPhotography Workshop in Glacier Bay

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.Photography Workshop in Glacier Bay

What’s Included:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals during the cruise
  • Kayaks / Shore excursions
  • Permits and Fees
  • Photographic Guiding and Instruction
  • Image Critiques and Post-processing instruction
  • Fun, new friends, and inspirationSmall Cruise Ship David B in Alaska

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.Tender boat to the small cruise ship David B

During the workshop, we’ll have extensive shooting opportunities every day, instruction time aboard the David B, and generous amounts of ‘downtime’ 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.

Meet Your Instructors:

Alan Sanders

Instructor for photography cruise in Glacier Bay

Alan Sanders has been making photographs since the 70’s and teaching photography since the 80’s. He has taught at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

As a recovering commercial photographer specializing in advertising and public relations, he now concentrates on fine art photography. His photographs have been in many group- and one-person shows. Alan also has work in the permanent collections of several museums as well as many private collections.

Currently, he teaches photography at Whatcom Community College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham. To see Al’s work visit his website

John D’Onofrio

Photography Cruise in Glacier Bay Instructor

John D’Onofrio’s photography has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries around the United States and utilized by the National Park Service, the National Forest Service,  the National Parks Foundation, and Defenders of Wildlife.

His work has been published in numerous calendars, books, and publications including National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, Tracks and Trails,  and Washington Trails, and featured on the NBC and ABC television networks.

He is co-author of Images of America: Mount Baker (Arcadia Publishing) and loves nothing more than a good adventure.

He lives in Bellingham, WA. where he serves as editor/publisher of Adventures NW magazine. You can also see his work on his website.

To learn more about John and Alan, listen to our Northwest Navigation Podcast where we talk with them about their philosophies, photography, wilderness, and being in the moment. Listen here…

For more information on photo workshops by AdventuresNW…. https://www.adventuresnw.com/photo-workshops/

Class Details:

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll have an opportunity to make photographs in beautiful Glacier Bay.  Then we’ll use Adobe Lightroom Classic to bring out the best in your images. We’ll also discuss the use of Photoshop as well as other plug-ins that can be used in conjunction with Lightroom. Once the images are optimized, we will share and discuss the work as a group. Finally, we’ll spend time learning to print our work. Everyone will go home with at least one print – ready for framing – from the workshop. Small cruise ship anchored in Glacier Bay

What to Bring:

  • Digital camera
  • Shooting from the boat will be enhanced by lenses with built-in stabilization (optional)
  • Tripod
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic installed and optionally Photoshop as well.  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

For more about photography workshops with AdventuresNW Magazine…https://www.adventuresnw.com/photo-workshops/