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 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 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
Explore different photo opportunities!
Available July 1 - August 31
Group Tours: $3,750 (2 to 6 People)
Four Nights, Three Days
Join us to the heart of the Tongass National Forest to photograph glaciers and coastal landscapes, black bears and whales on this Southeast photo expedition. There are two itinerary options that can be booked at any time in July through August. Based in Wrangell, Alaska, we will proceed daily to explore different photo opportunities depending on which itinerary and tour options are selected. One of our guides will provide you photographic instruction during the tour and conduct daily photo reviews. Tour options include the bears of Anan Creek, exploring the LeConte Glacier, and whale watching. For the three-night itinerary, you choose two of the three tour options. For the four-night itinerary, all three tours are included.
What to expect / what's provided
The Treasures of the Southeast photo expedition involves moderate activity that involves walking short distances on uneven terrain. Weather conditions may include rain, wind, and sun, and temperatures from 50°F (10°C) to 75°F (24°C).
• Transportation around Wrangell
• Lodging in Wrangell
• All meals and snacks in Wrangell
• Guiding and instruction
• All applicable taxes and permits
• Price based on double occupancy
Recommended photo gear:
• Camera with manual settings
• Wide angle lens, with ranges recommended between 24-70mm
• Zoom lens, recommended 70-200mm
• Telephoto lens, recommended in the range of 200-500mm
• Charged batteries and charger
• Multiple memory cards
• Sturdy Tripod and a Monopod
• Remote shutter release
Recommended personal gear:
• Comfortable walking or hiking shoes with good traction and water resistance
• Long sleeve shirts
• Fleece jacket
• Water/windproof outer shell with insulation
• Rain gear
• Warm hat and gloves
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.