All images courtesy of Sue Cedarholm.

Katmai National Park

Dates: August 3 – 9, 2018

Deposit: $3,000 / Tuition: $7,595

All Aboard the Coastal Explorer

Photograph the incredible bears and coastal landscapes of Alaska as you take an adventure around Katmai National Park in the Coastal Explorer, an 80-foot-long motor yacht. This trip will maximize exposure to bears and other animals by offering high maneuverability on the yacht. We’ll be able to investigate many areas, such as Geographic Harbor, Hallo Bay, Kukak Bay, and Kinak Bay, to visit those with the most bear activity. Our time will be maximized with the bears, so if the weather is good we will be with them all day. This is a very unique way to experience Katmai and will surely be once in a life time! 

 This is a small-group workshop with limited availability so call and reserve your spot today!!

Travel Summary

Fly to Anchorage, AK  and need to be in Kodiak the morning of August 3, 2018 to depart by floatplane (Seahawk Air) around 10:00am. ** You can arrive in Kodiak the night before(August 2nd) and spend the night and the Kodiak Inn, dinner will be hosted at the hotel. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Anchorage. 

What is Included in the Price?

 
Evening stay on August 2 in Kodiak, AK. 
Group dinner on August 2 in Kodiak, AK.
All meals on the boat.

What is Not Included in the Price?

Flight from Anchorage to Kodiak.

Travel to and from Anchorage, AK.

Because space is limited, please CALL to register for this workshop!

(303) 295-7770

2018 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

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Dave Showalter

Workshop Faculty

Dave Showalter is based in Colorado and focused on the American West. Dave has published two books – Sage Spirit, The American West at A Crossroads by Braided River (2015); and the award-winning Prairie Thunder by Skyline Press (2007). Dave's photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Audubon, Conservation Biology, Outside, Outdoor Photographer, National Parks Magazine, High Country News, Wilderness, Colorado Life and elsewhere.

Sue Cedarholm

Sue Cedarholm

Workshop Faculty

Trained as a visual artist, Sue Cedarholm has lived in Jackson Hole for over a quarter century and gained recognition as a nature photographer, painter and designer of wearable, nature-related art attire. She has used the Tetons as her basecamp for travel to far-flung corners of the globe. For over 12 years Cedarholm has been field assistant with her mentor, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and co-leader and organizer of numerous photographic expeditions. Cedarholm has guided clients on trips across the globe to the Arctic, coastal Alaska, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, the Serengeti, Patagonia, and Pantanal. In recent years, she has written for the online magazine, Mountain Journal (mountainjournal.org), where her column, Watercolor Diary, features plein air works completed as part of a mission to create one new artwork every day for a year. Her photographs have also appeared in print publications and she has served on several boards in the Jackson Hole community, including the board of the Grand Teton Association and The Art Association.

SCHEDULE

ALASKA KATMAI PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

ALASKA DAY 1

  • Welcome to Alaska! Today we’ll fly to the boat, settle in, and prepare for the exciting days to come. After arriving, unpacking and grabbing a quick lunch, we’ll gather the group and head out for our first bear viewing. 

ALASKA DAY 2 – 6

  • Up early and out for bear viewing! We’ll also keep an eye out for puffins, otters, and whales as we explore the rugged Katmai coast.

ALASKA DAY 7

  • Pack up and depart.
  • Floatplane arrives mid morning.
  • There is a 5:00pm flight back to Anchorage (recommended) or spend the night in Kodiak.

Pay your full tuition now or purchase a deposit and pay the remainder before the workshop. 

ADDITIONAL ONLINE COURSES

Advance your Travel Photography skills even further.

Summit Online is our online photography education platform that offers a variety of high quality video courses taught by experts.

National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson

Get the most out of your photo trip to Alaska by learning how to properly research the location your traveling to as well as the “story” you hope to unearth there. Our Summit Online photography course, National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson, takes you where very few have ever been before — behind the yellow border. Jim brings you inside many of his Geographic stories and what ties them all together: his research. Discover how a National Geographic contributor prepares for a shoot in a foreign location and prepares for the many facets of the story they hope to discover. National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Finding a Topic, Pitching a Story
  • Lesson Two: Starting a Mock Research Topic
  • Lesson Three: Getting into the Details & Outline
  • Lesson Four: The Actual Shoot

The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi

Prepare for your trip to Alaska by learning how to properly upload and market the photos you capture while you’re there. Our Summit Online photography course, The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi, takes you on a journey through the digital world that drives today’s creative industry. As a Co-Founder of the unique website Photoshelter.com, Allen provides you with online tools that can better your freelance photography business and personal processes relating to photography and other creative realms. The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Overview of Media & Industry
  • Lesson Two: The Business of Photography
  • Lesson Three: Photoshelter tool : Photo Management
  • Lesson Four: Search Engine Optimization, Analytics, Bounce Rates and More

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