Alaska Photography Experience with Tony Newlin
Prince William Sound, Alaska
August 2022 - please email if interested
Explore and photograph Prince William Sound from a private small ship
Please join me for a six day adventure in Prince William Sound. We will explore this wilderness by boat and will encounter a wide variety of opportunities to photograph whales, glaciers, sea lions, sea otters, puffin and other marine and land mammals. I will provide photographic coaching and instruction as we venture around the sound. Prince William Sound is ‘off the beaten path’ for wilderness photography and provides an amazing and uncrowded wilderness adventure. I look forward to sharing this amazing place with you!
I will lead the workshop which is limited to 5 participants. Our boat captain knows Prince William Sound better than anyone I know and will guide the boat around PWS. There will also be a cook/boat hand on board to keep us well fed with delicious meals.
We will tour Prince William Sound aboard a 58' charter boat with 3 staterooms. Over our 6 day/5 night journey, we will have the opportunity to photograph glaciers, waterfalls, humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, scenery and hopefully killer whales.
We will also have the opportunity to kayak, hike, fish a bit if you desire, and sip on drinks cooled with glacier ice.
Travel time on the boat will give us the opportunity to work on our laptops to edit images and perfect image editing workflows.
TBD. Includes Anchorage hotel Day 1, charter boat, all meals, transportation to/from Anchorage to Whittier where the boat docks.
TBD deposit due upon booking, balance due tbd.
Cancellations: Deposits are non-refundable unless your spot can be rebooked.
Not included: Flights to/from Anchorage and Anchorage hotel for the night the trip ends (many red-eye flights are available). Meals in Anchorage are on your own.
Day 1: arrive Anchorage, overnight in Anchorage. Meet in hotel around 6pm for brief intros.
Day 2: depart hotel by 7:15am for 45 minute shuttle drive to Whittier. Board the Babkin at 9am. Spend the day exploring and photographing Prince William Sound.
Day 3: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Day 4: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Day 5: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Day 6: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Day 7: Final day on Prince William Sound. Return to Whitter by 5pm to catch shuttle back to Anchorage. We will arrive back in Anchorage by 7:00pm. Option overnight in Anchorage (cost not included) or catch a red-eye flight out of Anchorage
Three Orcas Surfacing
Participants Exploring Alaska
Two Sea Otterrs
Two Sea Lions Barking
Humpback Whale Tail
Sea Lions Napping
In August the salmon are running throughout Prince William Sound. The inlets are alive with fish and the predators that follow them. Besides being an amazing sight to behold, the presence of salmon provides us a good chance to view and photograph orcas.
We will have a variety of weather. While I wish I could promise calm, sunny days for the entire trip, it will rain at some point and the wind will blow. We will use any ‘weather delays’ to edit images and discuss photography. Some of my best glacier images were taken on gray rainy days.
Being on a boat provides us mobility along with warmth and dryness. We will have opportunities to go ashore and stretch our legs while hiking and exploring, but we will eat and sleep on the boat. There are 3 staterooms on the boat with each stateroom containing 2 bunk beds.
The boat has 2 bathrooms with a shower available in one of the bathrooms. There are several locations (inside and out) throughout the boat to spread out and relax when traveling.
Any level of photographer is welcome! This is a great experience and I’m more than happy to work with you regardless of skill level.
Photo equipment: A selection of wide angle and telephoto lenses will allow you to capture the best images. I will talk with you several times before the trip to help with equipment preparation and selection.
Please bring a laptop with photo editing software (i.e. Lightroom) so discuss editing techniques and work on our images.
I will provide a reading list prior to the trip if you’d like to learn more about the area and the wildlife we’ll be viewing.
Please call Tony directly at 800-470-8360 anytime with questions or ideas about the trip.
"My thanks as well, Tony, for a great workshop! I not only learned some very helpful new ideas and techniques but had a great time doing it in the incredible settings you shared with us! "
"Tony, thank you for a fabulous workshop! I learned a great deal during the course of these 4 days and am enjoying going through all the images. I enjoyed getting to know each of the group members and felt it was a great group to be a part of. "
"Thank you so much for such a terrific and fun workshop! I learned a lot and sincerely hope I can remember at least some of it-- (haha). You are so easy going and approachable and I really appreciate your patience and willingness to share your knowledge."