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Moose Photography Alaska

Denali Photography Tours

The Alaska Range provides some of the most spectacular & inspiring scenery on earth. Make the most of your time by allowing amazing local photographers help you get in the right place for the best photos possible. Enjoy the luxury of being able to locate, stop, compose, and capture your photo at a pace that is comfortable for you. This tour is perfect for photo enthusiasts and newfound shutter-bugs who want to better understand how to get more out of their camera and have the opportunity to have all the time they want to compose images without feeling rushed.

 

All tours are 100% customizable and we can start at any time (with the exception of Midnight Sun Tours). We can find great light at any time of day and we love chasing the midnight sun, so evenings and late start times are more than welcome. We will work with you to find the perfect time.

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Denali Photo Excursion

Take home awe-inspiring photographs of Alaska!

 

Come discover and capture the unique beauty of the interior while receiving personalized photography instruction. With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, you will have a premier photography experience featuring panoramic landscapes, majestic mountains, and reflection ponds.

The photo guides are passionate, experienced photographers and expert light-wranglers; they will be your location scout and instructor – seeking out the best locations and the most dramatic lighting in real time. You will be provided with individualized instruction so you can hone your skills as you capture beautiful images that will last a lifetime.

This guided excursion offers one-on-one attention and allows you to feel like you have the locations all to yourself for a truly immersive experience. ​​

midnight sun photography

What to bring:

  • All guests should come prepared with a mask or face covering.

  • Weather can change quickly in Denali so bring an extra layer and a raincoat.

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended – there may be some walking on variable terrain if desired.

  • Don’t forget your camera, lenses, and extra battery!

  • We provide tripods & filters.

  • In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle and your own snacks.

 

Availability: May 14 - September 10

Times: 

2PM, 6:30PM May 14 - August 24

12:30PM, 5PM August 25 - September 10

Duration: 3.25 hours

Pricing: Adult $199 Child (10-12) $139 

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in, after this period tours are nonrefundable.  

Notes:

  • Activity level is easy.

  • This trip is suitable for all skill levels and all cameras, including smartphones.

  • Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and you keep the memory card.

  • There are limited opportunities to use a bathroom during the tour, however, there are many “facili-trees” that you can use at any time. We do not have scheduled stops for bathroom breaks but we will stop if needed. There is a gas station and a coffee shop that could be used after the first 40 minutes to an hour and again in the last 40 minutes. The bushes are always an option and we carry toilet paper, trash bags, wipes, and hand sanitizer in all of our trucks.

  • Covid Protocol: Guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of their tour. All guides are vaccinated.

Midnight Sun Photo 

Excursion

Experience the thrill of chasing the Midnight Sun and learn to photograph the dramatic, long-lasting sunset colors in Denali.  With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, your guide will take you to the best locations to revel in the prolonged “magic hour,” beautiful alpenglow, and spectacular cloudscapes of interior Alaska. 

 

During mid-summer, sunset is close to midnight due to our far north location. The sunset colors last for an extended period of time, giving us ample opportunity to move to several locations during “golden hour” for instruction and experimentation with different compositions, focal lengths, and exposure settings. This tour also offers good potential for moose sightings because there is less human activity during this time of day.

 

Our photo guides are passionate, experienced photographers and expert light-wranglers; they will be your location scout and instructor – seeking out the best locations and the most dramatic lighting in real time. You will be provided with individualized instruction so you can hone your skills as you capture beautiful images that will last a lifetime.

 

This guided excursion offers one-on-one attention and allows you to feel like you have the locations all to yourself for a truly immersive experience.

midnight sun photography tour alaska

Availability: May 14 - July 31

Times: 

May 10 – May 19: 8:00 pm 

May 20 – May 31: 8:30 pm

June 1 - June 14: 9:00 pm

June 15 – July 24: 8:30 pm 

July 25 – July 31: 8:00 pm 

Duration: 3.5 hours  /  Pricing: Adult $255 Child $185 (8-12) 

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in for refund.

Notes:

  • Activity level is easy.

  • This trip is suitable for all skill levels and all cameras, including smartphones.

  • Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and you keep the memory card.

  • There are limited opportunities to use a bathroom during the tour, however, there are many “facili-trees” that you can use at any time. We do not have scheduled stops for bathroom breaks but we will stop if needed. There is a gas station and a coffee shop that could be used after the first 40 minutes to an hour and again in the last 40 minutes. The bushes are always an option and we carry toilet paper, trash bags, wipes, and hand sanitizer in all of our trucks.

  • Covid Protocol: Guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of their tour. All guides are vaccinated.

Backcountry photo tour

With only 20% of the entire state of Alaska accessible by road, check out a premier helicopter-access photography excursion.  You will be flown with your guide and land on the rolling tundra of the Alaska Range where you will have over 2 hours for exploration and personalized photo instruction. The landing area is broad and offers the opportunity for walking around for the more adventurous traveler may hike up the ridge line.

 

Soar to a peak in the Alaska Range where you will land in a remote location with 360° views!  

 

With a maximum of only 4 participants per tour, this is a unique opportunity to experience the wilderness of Denali and take your time to compose the perfect shot.


Please be prepared, there are no trails and the tundra is uneven terrain which can be challenging.

 

Comfortable and supportive shoes recommended. There are no comfortable places to sit for the duration of the excursion and the helicopter may be challenging to get in and out of.

Backcountry Photo Excursion

Availability: May 14 - September 10

Time: 10:30AM

Duration: 3.5 hours (15 min flight time, 2.5 hours on the mountain)

Pricing: $650 per person (13+) 

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in, after this period tours are nonrefundable.  

Details:
The main focus of this tour is landscape photography with sweeping vistas.  Your flight will be 15 minutes round trip.  The helicopter pilot will drop you off with your photography guide on a mountain ridgeline and return to pick you up about 2.5 hours later.  Wildlife sightings are not common on this tour, but it is possible to see caribou and sheep. Your guide will be prepared with the proper safety equipment and you will receive a wildlife safety briefing.  Late June through mid-July is prime wildflower season in the high alpine.

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