Silver Salmon Creek Lodge

Dates: 2018 COMING SOON

Deposit: $3,000 / Tuition: $7,995

 Travel to America’s “Last Frontier”.

 Discover the most remote and natural settings of Alaska to photograph wildlife and beautiful scenics. Journey alongside the incredible nature photographer Michael Forsberg as you capture stunning images of all of Alaska’s wild inhabitants, including bears, eagles, puffins, seals, sea lions, otters and more! Michael has been to Alaska numerous times and are the absolute best instructors to learn alongside and have fun enjoying the beauty that is the Alaska. 

 Take your nature photography to the next level by pairing up with the best in the business in an awe-inspiring location. Our Alaska workshop is not simply a photography trip to Alaska, it’s an educational adventure that will make you a better and smarter photographer while loading up your portfolio with stunning nature and wildlife images. This is a small-group workshop with limited availability so reserve your spot today!! 

Travel Summary

We will be meeting in Anchorage, AK on the morning of July 21, 2017 to depart to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge by float plane. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Anchorage. To account for any travel delays, we recommend arriving in Anchorage on July 20, 2017, a day before the morning float plane departure. For lodging in Anchorage we recommend the Courtyard by Marriott, which is closely located to the airport and our departure area. We will be taking a float plane back to Anchorage on July 26, 2017, and recommend that participants book flights after 5:00pm if flying out on the same day.

The workshop hotel and classroom is Silver Salmon Creek Lodge.
Anchorage lodging before/after workshop – Courtyard Marriott.

What you’ll learn and do:

How to Research and Prepare for a Nature Photography Shoot.
Photograph nesting puffins on Duck Island.
Photograph bears, eagles, seals, otters, and more.
The Habits and Habitats of Alaska’s Wildlife.
How to Creatively Photograph Wildlife and Landscapes.
What to look for when Photographing in Alaska.
Proper Editing and Workflow Techniques.
Freelance Photography, How to Sell Your Photos.

What is Included in the Price?

ALL travel while in Alaska is included. 
*Includes float plane from Anchorage to Silver Salmon at beginning of workshop
and from Silver Salmon to Anchorage at the end of the workshop.
ALL meals and Silver Salmon lodging are included.

What is Not Included in the Price?

Travel to and from our departure point in Anchorage is NOT included.
Lodging while in Anchorage is NOT included.

2018 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Michael Forsberg

Workshop Faculty

Mike is a senior fellow with the iLCP who has focused his career on North America's Great Plains, its prairie wildlife, and watersheds. His work has appeared in National Geographic and Outdoor Photographer, and his books On Ancient Wings and Great Plains - America's Lingering Wild have been turned into documentary films for PBS. Mike is co-founder of the Platte Basin Timelapse Project, and currently serves as faculty with the University of Nebraska.

Chris Steppig

Workshop Director

Chris runs the annual series of workshops and is in charge of all workshop operations, scheduling, logistics, faculty, marketing and sponsorship.

SCHEDULE

ALASKA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

ALASKA DAY 1

  • Arrive at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge

ALASKA DAY 2

  • Sunrise Photography/Bears
  • Breakfast
  • Download & Edit
  • Image Critique
  • Lunch
  • Downtime/Presentation
  • Sunset Photography/Bears
  • Dinner
  • Evening Presentation

ALASKA DAY 3

  • Sunrise Photography/Bears
  • Breakfast
  • Presentation
  • Bird Island – Photograph Nesting Puffins
  • Lunch on Boat
  • Download, Image Critique
  • Downtime/Presentation
  • Sunset Photography/Bears
  • Dinner
  • Evening Presentation

ALASKA DAY 4

  • Sunrise Photography/Bears
  • Breakfast
  • Download & Edit
  • Image Critique
  • Lunch
  • Downtime/Presentation
  • Sunset Photography/Bears
  • Dinner
  • Evening Presentation

ALASKA DAY 5

  • Depart After Lunch

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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