ALASKA - THE LAST FRONTIER
Anchorage, Alaska | August 11 - 20, 2023
Two incredible national parks & one stunning state park . . .
THE LAST FRONTIER
. . . JOIN US IF YOU DARE!
Okay . . . so here it is. You've been dreaming about photographing Alaska's beautiful landscapes probably as long as you can remember, right? You've been wondering just how big the territory really is, and how majestic the mountains might be. You probably would love to see some big fuzzy bears, caribou and salmon . . . How about I take you to Alaska so you can stop dreaming? We'll spend nine glorious days in the most stunning landscape
you will ever see.
You will see all of this and more on Soul Road Trip's Alaskan adventure and landscape photography Road Trip. We will take a cruise out of Seward on the Katmai Peninsula to see glaciers, whales, dolphins, puffins and more. We will go on an amazing bear viewing trips out of Homer. We will fly to the Mt. Redoubt Resort on bush planes to see bears in their natural surroundings from a pontoon boat.
Yup . . . very up close and personal.
This trip is limited to 10 creative minds so don't
hesitate to sign up right now!
Come and wander around the Last Frontier with us. It is as majestic as you could possibly imagine! Did I mention the fresh seafood?
I should have!
Since we only take 10 folks on this memorable trip
. . . don't hesitate!
WHAT TO EXPECT
We start our journey in Anchorage. You'll fly in/out Ted Stevens Int'l Airport. We'll pick you up and drive you all over Alaska, well almost. On the way to Seward we'll visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where there are all sorts of wildlife to photograph. Then a quick trip over to Portage and the glaciers that surround the area. Next, a quick trip over to Whittier. Very beautiful area. Then south to Seward. After a couple of days in Seward we head west to Homer on the Katmai Peninsula. We will be treated to some amazing landscapes and mountains everywhere. The wildlife we could see include bear, moose, elk, reindeer, and so much more. There are eagles and hawks all around us.
We take cruise to Resurrection Bay out of Seward, where we will see marine life including beluga and other whale, puffins, cormorant, harbor seal, and so much more! The Northwestern Glacier lies at the end of the bay. You'll love it!
Once in Homer we will experience a bear viewing excursion. This includes a flight on a float plane from Homer to the Redoubt Mountain Lodge, a delicious salmon lunch and of course countless bears in their own environment. We will be exploring the lake on a private pontoon boat for just our group, complete with our own captain who is very knowledgable about the bears we will meet and photograph. THIS is exciting!
You can't afford to miss this trip, seriously!
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 SOULS
$1500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
Friday August 11th
Arrive in Anchorage and we'll pick you up at the Ted Stevens International Airport. At 4p we'll head to dinner and I will share with you some images of places we will be going. We'll talk about the plans for the trip and just get acquainted. Lodging in Anchorage.
Saturday August 12th
7a - Meet in the lobby of our host hotel and we'll head for breakfast. We'll then hit the road southbound to visit The Alaska Wildlife Refuge, The Portage Glacier and end up in Seward. Lodging for the next four nights will be in Seward.
Sunday August 13th
Seward is surrounded by mountains on three sides and Resurrection Bay on the south. After breakfast we will head over to the Exit Glacier. Amazing views from the riverbed or we can make the hike up the hill.
Monday August 14th
Early morning sunrise session. We will visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in town. There is an old shipyard on the east side of the bay for you eclectic shooters, too.
Tuesday August 15th
Breakfast and then a cruise on Resurrection Bay out of Seward Harbor where we will see whales, dolphins, puffins and other marine life. Glaciers are also on this trip so be amazed. It's a full day of fun and photography.
Wednesday August 16th
Breakfast and then a 3 hour drive west to Homer and the Spit. There are many beautiful sights along the journey to Homer. Along this drive we will see Cooper Landing on the Russian River along with Russian early settlements and churches around Soldotna and Kaliforsky. Then Homer! The Homer Spit is a 4 mile long stretch of land that is . . . stunning! You really have to see this spot for yourself. We will stay in Homer for four nights at The Land's End Inn at the very end of the spit. Lot's to see and photograph!
Thursday August 17th
Breakfast and off to see the bears. Today we will board some sea planes and fly across the Cook Inlet to the Mt. Redoubt Resort. We then jump on our own pontoon boat piloted by Capt.' Mike as he cruises the shores of Crescent lake in search of bears! Oh, and we will see bears!! The beauty of a pontoon boat is that we are eye-level with the bears. We can get close and remain safe. The bears are busy getting fat for hibernation, so they really don't even know we are there!
Friday August 18th
Today we can have a leisurely day while we visit and photograph the local sights and sounds of Homer and the spit. There is the Alaska Islands Ocean Center, beaches, eagles, the marina and a lot more. If we are game, there is a great boat ride across the Katchemak Bay to Soldovia Village for a taste of the old world village life.
Saturday August 19th
We have a lot more to explore and photograph. We'll spend the day around the western coast of the Cook inlet.
Sunday August 20th
We head back to Anchorage. It'll be a leisurely drive as there are a lot of beautiful landscapes to photograph. We will lodge in Anchorage tonight.
Monday August 22nd
You can go home today if you want . . . or . . .
Wanna fly to Denali and land on the Ruth Glacier?
On Monday, August 22nd, we will drive north to Talkeetna, AK. Then on the next morning (the 23rd) we will take a flight-seeing tour, (20 seats), and fly around Denali and the Alaskan Range. What's so exciting about this trips is that we will land on the Ruth Glacier and spend some time drooling at where we are and what we are seeing. Oh ya, and take some pictures too. It's a two hour spectacularly gorgeous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Weather permitting of course.
The cost will be approximately $425-450 for the flight, and 2 nights lodging (one in Talkeetna and one in Anchorage). We will head back to Anchorage that afternoon so plan a flight back home for Wednesday the 24th. Flights out of Anchorage are usually 11pm and later, 'Red Eye' flights back to the lower 48.
SO MUCH TO SEE
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will understand why words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of photographically rich landscape. Seriously!
Here are some of the things I hope to encourage
your photographic growth in:
~ Image pre-visualization
~ Depth of field
~ Lens selection
~ Image prep in Lightroom
~ Image enhancement in Photoshop
~ and so much more
If you'd like to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com
We will be staying at multiple lodges throughout the trip. It's all part of this Road Trip investment.
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, shutter release, Hoodman loupe and whatever other gear makes you happy. Also bring your laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working. Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat
are advised. Having layers of clothing is great
as you can take off and put them back
on as the temperature changes. Having rain
gear available is not a bad idea either.
Rain gear for your equipment, too!
WHAT TO BRING
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I have discovered that offering critique sessions during a Road Trip greatly increases your growth. Being able to shoot, critique, adjust and understand during a workshop is a very efficient and
rewarding way to learn.
I will offer a Zoom session a couple of weeks following the Road Trip. This is an ideal situation because we are all comfortable at home with our familiar computer setups. We will take a look at your imagery and I can offer critiques and other helpful and positive feedback. Then I will offer my
step-by-step process of howI interpret
and enhance my imagery.
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible landscapes you've ever seen. From the snow-capped mountains to the rugged coast and everything in between. Eagles, bear, moose and so much more. A chance to practice using a variety of lenses, focus stacking techniques and other fine art landscape styles.
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 SOULS
$1500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
THE BIG BONUS
Wanna fly to Denali and land on the Ruth Glacier?
On Monday, August 22nd, we will drive north to Talkeetna, AK. Then on the next morning (the 23rd) we will take a flight-seeing tour, (20 seats), and fly around Denali and the Alaskan Range. What's so exciting about this trips is that we will land on the Ruth Glacier and spend some time drooling at where we are and what we are seeing. Oh ya, and take some pictures too. It's a two hour spectacularly gorgeous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Weather permitting of course. The cost will be approximately $425-450 person for the flight, and 2 nights lodging (one in Anchorage on the 22nd and the other in Talkeetna on the 23rd). We will head back to Anchorage that afternoon so plan a flight back home for Wednesday the 24th. Most flights out of Anchorage are 11pm and later.
You can thank me for this later, hahaha!!
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES
We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee. If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance.
Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.