Join internationally acclaimed nature photographer Amy Gulick and veteran Haines photographer and guide Joe Ordonez on two exclusive six hour photographic tours to unsurpassed natural environments at some of the most stunning locales worldwide.
Amy and Joe will guide you to prime locations and give you tips on how to get the best photographs under the prevailing conditions. If you have a tripod, multiple lenses and other equipment, by all means bring them on the tour. There is room in the van for your photo gear.
We provide lunch and a snack for your enjoyment. Group size is limited to six, so no manmade obstacles in your viewfinder!
Schedule of Events
Chilkoot River Workshop
The October 18 Chilkoot River Workshop takes you to photographic opportunities of the interaction between salmon, grizzly bears, bald eagles and forests along the Chilkoot River.
En route to the Chilkoot on Lutak Inlet there are landscape photographic opportunities. We’re likely to see Common Mergansers and other birds and wildlife too.
Bald Eagle Preserve Workshop
The October 19 Chilkat Valley/Bald Eagle Preserve Workshop takes you to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Council Grounds and bald eagle gathering place for thousands of bald eagles each fall and winter. You’ll learn about bald eagle behavior and how to capture portrait and habitat photos of this beautiful and charismatic bird. The low-angle October light is amazing, and the giant mountains and broad river provide a stunning backdrop. Trumpeter swans, moose, and a variety of other resident birds and creatures add drama for the keen eye.
After breakfast on your own, we depart in our passenger bus for the photo shoot locations. We have space in the bus to store your camera equipment, personal items and lunch/snack provided by us. It is important that you bring all equipment with you as we will not return to Haines during the tour.
Upon our arrival at the photo shoot location, we will set up at various spots to photograph landscapes or wildlife in their natural environment. There is limited walking (a few hundred yards). Each photo shoot will be different based on wind/weather condition and type of shots. Amy and Joe will assist you and answer your questions.
The bus stays nearby for participants who want to take a break, warm up, review photographs, and so forth.
Clothing: (temperatures range from the 30’s to low 40’s F)
Comfortable layered clothes
Sturdy hiking shoes
Rain gear/wind breaker
Knee pads and/or insulation pad (for low angle shooting)
Other Equipment (Optional)
Small notepads (notes, observations, write down questions)
Camera rain gear (such as heavy garbage bags) to protect against water