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
Ramp up your photography skills with the help of an Alaska Photo Treks professional instructor. We cater to all levels of photographers, from novice to advanced. Schedule a complimentary consultation in advance to determine your objective and choose the appropriate location(s) and time. Depending on your learning style, you may opt for classroom style, hands-on in the field, or a combination of both. We also offer instruction on Adobe Lightroom editing and processing techniques. Private photography instruction may include but are not limited to aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Along with understanding the exposure triangle, controlling depth-of-field and shutter speed for creative effect, reading light, and introducing light. Individual and group custom classroom & on-site instructions are available
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4 Hours for Half-day and 8 Hours for Full-day
*Age Limit: 12 years and older
*Road transportation is included in the price, but additional costs, such as fixed-wing or helicopter flights, boat services, and park fees may be added to the above rates if you choose those options.
*You will receive a proposal after consultation. Please note, private instruction is based on availability and the schedule of our photography guides, and may require a lead time to plan.
Changes or cancellations by the customer may be made up to 48 hours in advance of departure. These are all-weather tours, except for when the National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory. No refunds will be otherwise given due to weather conditions. Great photos can be made in all conditions, and some subjects are even best to photograph under subpar conditions. Be sure to dress for the conditions and bring protection to your gear.