Katmai Alaska Workshop – July 21-27 2018

Join Gavriel Jecan as he leads this exclusive workshop to a private lodge in the Katmai region of Alaska with guidance from our private guide Jerry Jacques. You will have opportunities to view and photograph bears safely and will be creating dynamic images that are different than anything you have seen before. This is a Katmai experience like no other due to the exclusivity of the location and the expert guidance from Jerry Jacques, who is also an excellent pilot. You can be one of only 8 people to learn the nuances of nature photography taught in a truly wild atmosphere by a well-versed set of instructors.

Led by Gavriel Jecan

Katmai Guide: Jerry Jacques
Limited to 8 participants
Moderate hiking involved

Due to popular demand, we have decided to offer three trips this year. You will see the dates for each trip listed below when signing up to get on the pre-registration list please note which trip you are interested in.

Transportation and Accommodation

All meals during the workshop, lodging, and transportation to and from the lodge is included. You will be responsible for your flight to and from Anchorage Alaska and for your hotel in Anchorage. You are requested to arrive one day prior to the workshop so that the entire group can convene the morning of July 28th for departure. We have secured group rate rooms at an Anchorage hotel. Upon registration, you will download a PDF that includes the hotel information. Please call the hotel directly and reference the Art Wolfe workshop to make your reservation.

Activity Level

The activity level for this workshop is moderate with proposed field outings that may involve approximately 4 miles of hiking over uneven ground to the photographic location.  Please be aware of this before signing up. If there is any question regarding your ability to participate please call our office.

Itinerary

Shooting schedules have the ability to be altered to effectively cater to the photographic desires of the group, as well as to adapt to changeable weather conditions.

Day 1
  • Meet and greet at 6 pm no-host dinner at the restaurant in Anchorage.
Day 2
  • Depart Anchorage for Katmai lodge
  • Cabin assignments, waders and boots provided to each participant for trip, and settling in to lodge
  • Discussion of proper procedures around bears and the float plane
Day 3,4,5,6
  • Breakfast at lodge, and lunches distributed for field
  • Full day in the field with Gavriel
  • Lessons will be provided throughout the field outings
  • Flight back to lodge
  • Download images from the day. Dinner at lodge
Day 7
  • Arrive in Anchorage at approximately 11am. **Please check with Libby Pfeiffer before making your flight arrangements to confirm the arrival time back in Anchorage.**

It is the last frontier, a place where wild dominates humankind. A place known as the land of the midnight sun, here alpenglow lasts for hours, not minutes. Imagine venturing into this wilderness where the bears do not fear humans, where the minimal human population has learned and adapted to live in harmony with them. The bears rule, not only because they are strong, large, and on the top of their food chains, but because the humans believe that they should. Now imagine being able to capture photos of these magnificent creatures from 15 feet away. This is Alaska!

All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered, including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession. There will be informative lectures, rigorous critiques, and portfolio reviews. Instead of concentrating only on f-stops and equipment, we will work on composition, imagination, and the control of every element in the image. We do more than just take you to the location; we help you to maximize your creative and technological skills as a photographer.

For reservation please contact Libby at Art Wolfe Inc. 206 332 0993, libby@artwolfe.com.