2020 Alaska Photography Workshop

WHERE

ALASKA'S KENAI PENINSULA

WHEN

JUNE 22 - JUNE 26
2020

CLASS SIZE

UP TO 6 PEOPLE

PRICE

$2250 w/ BOAT
$1990 w/o BOAT
($750 DEPOSIT)

REGISTRATION: Read EVERYTHING on this page first, you will find the reservation request form at the bottom of the page.

SPOTS REMAINING: 4 out of 6 total

Description & Location

Come explore Alaska's Kenai Peninsula in summer! Join professional photographer Adam Woodworth as we visit glaciers, lakes with mountain views, and take a boat tour through the fjords!

This is being held in the summer. This means no darkness at night (twilight at best) and so very little chance of seeing the aurora unless it's a huge bright storm. It's being held in late June with hopes of still having snow on the mountains, and hopefully catching the lupines blooming in the Kenai.

This will largely be a roadside and easy hike type of workshop. If you're looking for a true wilderness camping experience this is definitely not that. We will focus on daytime landscape photography. There will be sunrises and sunsets but the days are very long and it's only twilight at night. Sunrise is around 4/4:30am and sunset is around 11:30pm/midnight depending on where we are. I am not planning on booking any bear or other wildlife tours during this workshop other than the boat tour mentioned below, so we will not actively seek out bears or moose, but there's always a chance we'll see them.

We will go on a boat tour leaving from Seward and exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, we will see glaciers, fjords, and marine wildlife. The tour is a full day at 8.5 hours and includes a light breakfast and deli lunch. The boat is on the smaller side with a capacity of 36 people so we won't be dealing with a hundred of tourists. If you are interested in this workshop but do not want to go on the boat please fill out the form at the end of this page and let me know that you would like to skip the boat, your price will be reduced to $1990 ($260 reduction from $2250).

A fair amount of driving is required for this workshop. You can arrange carpooling with another workshop client before or during the workshop. Expect driving to be at least 30 minutes each day, with some days being 1+ hour and the longest day being around 3 hours, but that is just an estimate.

Curriculum

I will provide personal attention to each person throughout the class. We will likely have some time to do an editing session where I will demonstrate Lightroom and Photoshop techniques, but our main focus will be photographing the amazing Alaskan landscape!

  • Sunrise & sunset photography
  • Long exposure photography
  • Focus stacking
  • Planning shots with PhotoPills (available on the App Store or Google Play)
  • Forecasting sunrises and sunsets
  • Lightroom & Photoshop editing

Schedule

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather.

Our days will start early and end late. We will likely use the middle of the day (at least sometimes) for resting. Sunrise is around 4/4:30am and sunset is around 11:30pm/midnight depending on where we are.

June 22: Meet & Greet in Eagle River at 4pm (the town near Anchorage), sunset photography nearby with river and mountain views.
June 23: Head out early to start the drive to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. Make some stops on the Turnagain Arm on the way, evening photography on the Kenai.
June 24: Photography on the Kenai Peninsula.
June 25: Boat tour out of Seward.
June 26: Photography on the Kenai Peninsula. Workshop ends after sunset.

Lodging

Lodging is NOT included but we have blocks of rooms held. More info will be available after you request your spot on this workshop. You will need to book your own lodging, and it doesn't need to be where we have the blocks held. Expect prices to be around $200 per night while in Seward, and less for the first night near Anchorage (Eagle River). You could also rent an SUV and sleep in the back during the trip.

The first night of lodging will be in Eagle River or Anchorage (depending on what is available). The rest of the workshop will be based out of the town of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.

Meals

You are responsible for all meal costs.

Physical Requirements, Safety & Risks

This is an outdoor nature photo workshop and being in relatively good health is best for the activities we have planned. There will be some hiking involved, maybe 1+ miles through the woods depending on conditions, so please be prepared with proper clothing.

All participants are required to sign a risk of acknowledgement form at the start of the workshop. Adam Woodworth Photography, LLC, is not responsible for any injuries during this workshop.

Not Included

The price of the workshop does not include lodging, transportation, camera gear, meals, or park admission fees. You are responsible for all of these.

Required Camera Equipment

You should have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Please let me know what you have in the sign-up form at the bottom of this page.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Lots of fully charged batteries! Bring as many as you can. Don't forget the charger!
  • At least a couple 16GB or larger flash memory cards
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Laptop for editing your photos. You should have up to date versions of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop installed. PLEASE NOTE: Lightroom (basic cloud version) is NOT THE SAME AS Lightroom Classic.

Recommended Items

  • External backup harddrive - I'd hate for you to lose your photos because your memory card dies or your computer crashes! I recommend making backups of your photos.
  • Warm clothing and summer clothing. Prepare for warm summer weather and cold, possibly wet, weather.
  • Proper footwear - good grip and waterproof recommended.
  • Things to keep you comfortable in the outdoors - bug spray, chair, blanket, etc.

Airport & Rental Cars

Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage is where you will fly into, and you there are many rental car agencies at the airport.

Tuition & Cancellation Policy

The full tuition cost for this workshop is $2250 (or $1990 w/o boat tour).

A deposit of $750 is required to secure a space on this workshop. In the event you have to cancel your spot, $250 of the deposit will be refunded. The remaining $500 is non-refundable.

The $1500 balance payment (w/ boat, $1240 w/o boat) is due 90 days before the workshop starts.

Within 90 days of the workshop start date there are no refunds of any amount unless I can fill your spot. In the event I can fill your spot you will get a refund on your balance payment less a $200 cancellation fee.

If your balance payment is not made by 90 days before the workshop start date and I cannot contact you after repeated attempts then your spot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the waiting list. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOUR COMPUTER BREAKS GO TO THE LIBRARY TO EMAIL ME OR KEEP MY PHONE NUMBER ON FILE!

In the event that circumstances beyond my control force me to cancel the workshop completely, there will be 100% full refunds given. But Adam Woodworth Photography, LLC, is not responsible for any non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, car rentals, or other travel fees that you may have purchased before the cancellation of the workshop. I strongly consider getting refundable airline tickets and travel insurance to cover such losses in the event of a workshop cancellation and you decide not to go on your planned trip.

Weather Policy

There are no refunds based on weather.

Registration

Please fill out the form below to request your spot in the workshop. I'll check your equipment list to see if it will work for the workshop and I'll e-mail you back with information on how to pay the deposit online.

You must be 18 years of age or older. By filling out this form you acknowledge that you understand the weather and cancellation policies.