Sitka & Glacier Bay
Dates: June 18 – 29, 2019
Registration Deadline: April 18, 2019
Deposit: $3,000 / Tuition: $6,495
Journey by Private Boat To Glacier Bay National Park
On board our private vessel, the Snow Goose, this workshop will travel deep into the remote fjords and islands of the Inside Passage near Glacier Bay National Park for an unforgettable week of nature and conservation photography. Under the guidance of award winning conservation photographers Jaymi Heimbuch and Morgan Heim, you will learn what it takes to capture beautiful and emotional imagery that can be used to convey the importance of this unique ecosystem.
While aboard the 65 foot Snow Goose, we will spend each day on the water and hiking the shores in search of otters, eagles, whales, puffins, seals, bears, and wolves who frequent the stunning alpine and glacial terrain. As much of this region has no roads or airports, we will have the opportunity to visit and photograph several remote and rarely visited locations in this stunning corner of Alaska.
What to Expect:
An Amazing Workshop to One of the Most Beautiful and Rarely Visited Corners of Alaska
Beautiful Nights and Gourmet Meals Aboard the 65-foot Snow Goose
Variable Weather and Moderate Seas
Be Prepared to Fill Your Memory Cards Every Day
What you’ll learn and do:
How to Prepare for a Nature/Conservation Photography Assignment
How to Create a Body of Images that Can Convey a Story
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
2019 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS
Jaymi Heimbuch is a professional wildlife conservation photographer, writer, and trained naturalist. Her personal photography motto is to start with ``why``. When you begin every photograph with the question of why - why you are taking it, why it is important, why it will matter to others and to your subject - then you move beyond snap-shot and craft a story. Based on the Oregon coast, Heimbuch leads tours to the area’s most photogenic and wildlife-rich locations. She also has a passion for teaching conservation photography workshops and providing project consultation to photographers. Heimbuch's work has been published by National Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and Outdoor Photographer among other outlets. She is the founder of Urban Coyote Initiative, which uses the power of photography to advance science-based awareness of urban coyotes.
Morgan (Mo) Heim raises a camera for one purpose – to capture moments in an animal’s life that will make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife. How we treat them. Why we need them. What we love, or hate about them. Mo used to work as a wildlife ecologist for NOAA on things like killer whale surveys and the Elwha Dam Removal project. She later earned a Master’s in environmental journalism and is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). She has covered endangered fishing cats and shrimp farm development, and the environmental impacts of marijuana grows in our nation’s forests. In 2016, she became a National Geographic grantee for her collaboration on urban coyotes. Her photographic work has appeared in outlets such as Smithsonian, Discover, NationalGeographic.com, Nature Conservancy Magazine, and bioGraphic.com.
Summit Alaska Glacier Bay Information and Itinerary
Fly into Sitka at any time. We will spend the night near the airport and coordinate a group dinner.
Enjoy the morning exploring Sitka where we will board the Snow Goose and begin our adventure towards Glacier Bay National Park.
June 20 – 27
We will spend each day exploring the coves, inlets, and shores of the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park. Our days aboard the Snow Goose will ultimately depend on what we encounter and what the group is most interested in seeing. In addition to lots of photography opportunities, there will be plenty of time each day to relax, fish, or kayak.
After a week on board the Snow Goose, it’s time for our journey to come to an end. We will dock mid-day in the town of Gustavus and catch a return flight to Juneau in the afternoon. After a final group dinner we will bid farewell before turning in.
Depart from Juneau at any time.