Denali Photo Guides*

The Alaska Range provides some of the most spectacular & inspiring scenery on earth. Make the most of your time by allowing amazing local photographer Terry Boyd to 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. Terry is aiming his trip 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.

Activity 1: Instructional Denali Photo Tour

Take home awe-inspiring photos of Alaska! Our photo guides are expert light-wranglers and will take you to the best locations for the most dramatic lighting so that you can take home photos worthy of wall space. Let our local guides be your location scout, driver, and instructor. Become familiar with your own camera and learn techniques to truly capture your trip of a lifetime. With a maximum of 4 participants per group, this workshop provides individualized instruction and one-on-one attention. It's a refreshing alternative to crowded bus tours and caravans of vehicles, allowing you to feel like you have the landscape all to yourself.

 Our tour is designed to benefit all skill levels to help you get the most out of any type of camera. Beginners will learn techniques that help truly capture the magnificence of Alaska. Advanced photographers will enjoy the luxury of being driven to the best locations without having to rent a car or trying to scout the vast and unfamiliar landscape. We provide professional tripods and various filters. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent. Opportunities for seeing wildlife and "The Mountain" Denali are possible (weather permitting).

Tour Start Times: 9:00 am, 1:45 pm  (May 12- Sept 15), 5:00 pm (May 31- July 14, Aug 1-Sept 15), 6:30 pm (May 12- Aug 24) 

Tour Duration:  3 to 3.5 hours

Prices: Adults: $190.00; Children (age 10 to 12): $130.00

Camera Rental: $30.00, available for use during tour only.  Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.
 

Activity 2: Midnight Sun Photo Excursion

Experience the thrill of chasing the Midnight Sun while learning to photograph the dramatic sunset colors in Denali! Due to our far north location, during mid-summer the sun sets around midnight, dipping just below the horizon and coming back up again. The sunset colors last for an extended period of time, giving us ample opportunity for instruction and experimenting with different compositions and focal lengths.

With a maximum of 4 participants per group, this workshop provides individualized instruction and one-on-one attention. Our tour is designed to benefit all skill levels to help you get the most out of any type of camera. We provide professional tripods and various filters. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent. Opportunities for seeing wildlife and "The Mountain" Denali are possible (weather permitting).

Tour Start Times: 8:00 pm (May 12- May 19, July 25- July 31), 8:30 pm (May 20- May 30, July 15- July 24), 9:00 pm (May 31-June 10, July 7- July 14), 9:30 pm (June 11- July 6)

Tour Duration:  3 to 3.5 hours 

Prices: Adults: $240.00; Children (age 10 to 12):  $175.00

Camera Rental: $30.00, available for use during tour only.  Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.


Backcountry Photo Excursion

Discover true wilderness and capture epic vistas of endless mountains! With only 10% of the entire state of Alaska accessible by road, we have teamed up with local helicopter companies to offer a premier helicopter-access photography excursion. Soar to a peak on Mt. Fellows where we will land in a remote location with 360 degree views of the Alaska Range. The landing area is broad and offers the opportunity for walking around or the more adventurous traveler may hike up the ridge line. We will have will have over 2 hours for personalized photo instruction. This is a unique opportunity to experience the wilderness of Denali and take your time to compose the perfect shot. Professional tripods and filters are provided. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and guests keep the memory card. 
Notes: 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. Snacks and water are available. This trip is suitable for all skill levels and all cameras. Don't forget your camera, lenses and extra battery! 

Tour Start Times: 10:35 am (May 12- Sept 15) 

Tour Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours (including transport time) 

Prices: Adult and Children (13 and up); $700.00 per person 

Camera Rental: $30.00, available for use during tour only. Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.

Cancellation Policy:
Reservations may be cancelled with a minimum of 72 hours advance notice and will be fully refunded. Tours may be rescheduled based on availability. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis. Weather cancellations are at the discretion of Terry Boyd Photography Tours, LLC. We rarely need to cancel due to weather, but in the case of a weather cancellation, participants who cannot reschedule will receive a full refund. We do not make decisions based on weather prior to the day of the tour, and we usually cannot make the call until right before the tour starts. Typically, the guide will meet participants at the start of the tour to discuss the current conditions, skill level & expectations, and determine the best option for each guest.