Alaska Photography Experience with Tony Newlin
Prince William Sound, Alaska
August 10-17, 2024
Explore and photograph Prince William Sound from a private small ship
Please join me for a seven 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 7 day/6 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.
$7500 per person. Includes Anchorage hotel Day 1, charter boat, all meals, transportation to/from Anchorage to Whittier where the boat docks.
$3500 deposit due upon booking, balance due April 30, 2024.
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.
Aug 10: arrive Anchorage, overnight in Anchorage. Meet in hotel around 6pm for brief intros.
Aug 11: depart hotel by 7:30am for 45 minute shuttle drive to Whittier. Board the Babkin at 9am. Spend the day exploring and photographing Prince William Sound.
Aug 12: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Aug 13: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Aug 14: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Aug 15: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Aug 16: Explore and photograph Princess William Sound aboard the Babkin
Aug 17: Final day on Prince William Sound. Return to Whittier by 5pm to catch shuttle back to Anchorage. We will arrive back in Anchorage by 7:00pm. Optional overnight in Anchorage (cost not included) or catch a red-eye flight out of Anchorage
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 large bunks.
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. You're also welcome to come along on the trip just to experience Alaska and capture images with an iPhone.
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.