Alaska Photo Treks (dba of Through The Lens Alaska, LLC) was founded in 2013 by a trio of professional photographers who had a mission to share this amazing state with others through the lens of their cameras. Today, we are a group of Alaska photography guides and associates. With extensive and unique backcountry photography experience, each of us is also a professional photographer in our own right, with many diverse clients and assignments when not instructing or guiding. We are well-versed in Alaska’s natural history and have much to share about our lives in the 49th state.
Our fun, photo-centric tours, workshops, classes, and guide services cater to all levels of photographers (and non-photographers on some of the day tours). Technical, creative, and regional expertise in Alaska’s most scenic locations is our specialty. We know where to be and when, and have a pretty good track record at finding wildlife too! Services are tailored to fit every skill set and level of interest. Whether you’re a serious shooter or dabbling in photography with a smartphone camera, our aim is to help you take home the best scenes and memories Alaska has to offer.
What we'll do
Help us design your tailored photo excursion!
Alaska is a vast and photo-rich destination with remote environments, ever-changing conditions, and unpredictable wildlife and elements. We provide area expertise to help you safely get your Alaska dream shot. A custom Alaska photo tour caters to all levels of photographers, novice to pro. Based on your wishes, style, and budget, custom Alaska photo tours and guiding services can be all-inclusive, or partially inclusive; guided by a professional photographer, or self-guided.
Begin your photography adventure with an Alaska Brown Bear Photo Tour or private Helicopter Photography Tour. Or let us help you plan a unique itinerary with endless landscapes and varied wildlife. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks
- Prince William Sound photography tours
- Glacier landscapes and features
- Wildlife including brown and grizzly bears, polar bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, bald eagles, orca, humpback, sea otters, puffins, etc.
- Wildflowers and alpine meadow sceneries during the summer season
- Iditarod Trail/Sled Dog Race
- Aerial photography from fixed-wing or helicopter
- Off-the-beaten-path locations
- Temperate coastal forest, and maritime scenes
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4 hours
*Price is $300 for a solo tour or $175 per person in a group size of 2 to 10 people.
*Age Limit: 12 years and older
*The level of activity will depend upon your vision of a photographic expedition to Alaska. Hotel pick up with transportation by your photo guide along with drinks and snacks are provided during the day of your tour.
*What to bring for personal and photographic gear will depend on the time of year and nature of your custom tour.
*Road transportation is included in the price, but additional costs, such as fuel charge, fixed wing or helicopter flights, boat charters, park fees, and meals are added to the above rates. You will receive a proposal after consultation. Please note, special custom itineraries are based on availability and the schedule of our photography guides and may require a lead time to plan.
Cancellations may be made earlier than 48 hours before availability start time, with 100% of payments refunded. Changes to reservations may also be made up to 48 hours prior to scheduled tour start time. No refunds will be given due to weather conditions, unless cancelled by the operator due to a National Weather Service weather advisory. Great photos can be made in all conditions, and some subjects are even best to photograph under in sub par conditions.