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 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 the guests to find the perfect time.

Private Photo Lesson

We always say that the best camera is the one you have, but the very best camera is the one you know how to use!
With so many variables in photography, individual feedback is crucial to learn, no matter what level of photographer you are. Denali Photo Guides is now offering exclusive tutorial sessions right where you are staying in the Denali area so that you can get the dialed-in instruction you need to get the most out of your gear and advance your skills.
This tour is private for you and your household members! Your guide will meet you at your lodge and provide instruction on-site. Social distancing will be practiced at all times and everyone will wear masks.
This session is designed to benefit all skill levels with any type of camera (smart-phones are also welcome). No matter what gear you have, our guides will be able to help you progress. We will communicate with you prior to your session so that we can personalize your experience just for you.
Professional tripods and filters are provided. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and guests keep the memory card.
Notes: Private Instruction sessions can be organized at any of the Denali area hotels and will be conducted outside, observing all social-distance protocols. 

Tour Duration: 1 hour - Custom Start Times

Prices: Adults (13 & up): $80.00; Chilren (8 to 12): $60.00

Denali Photo Excursion

Whether you live in Alaska or are experiencing this great state for the first time, come discover and capture the unique beauty of the interior while receiving personalized photography instruction.  

This tour is private for you and your household members! You will drive your own vehicle, follow your guide in a separate vehicle, use walkie talkies to communicate, and social distancing will be practiced at location stops. Everyone will wear masks.  

  Our photo guides are professional 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.   

  The best camera is the one you have! Our tour is designed to benefit all skill levels with any type of camera (smart-phones welcome). No matter what gear you have, our guides will be able to help you progress as photographer. Beginners will learn techniques to get more out of their equipment; how to read light and adjust their exposure settings to photograph Alaska’s stunning scenery and wildlife in a way that “does it justice.” Advanced photographers will enjoy the luxury of being shown the best locations without having to scout on their own.   

  Professional tripods and filters are provided. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and guests keep the memory card. We do our best to create opportunities for viewing wildlife and "The Mountain" (Denali), but we cannot guarantee it because the weather and behavior of animals are out of our control. Guides will take guests to the best locations given the current weather conditions, light, and wildlife activity. Safety and quality of experience are our top priorities.

Tour Duration:  3 to 3.5 hours - Custom Start Times

Prices: Photographers: $175.00 Companions (non-photographers): $25.00

Camera Rental: $20.00, available for use during tour only.  Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.
 

Midnight Sun Photo Excursion

Experience the thrill of chasing the Midnight Sun! Learn to photograph the dramatic, long-lasting sunset colors in Denali. Your guide will take you to the best locations to revel in the prolonged “magic hour,” beautiful alpenglow, and spectacular cloudscapes of interior Alaska.

 This tour is private for you and your household members! You will drive your own vehicle, follow your guide in a separate vehicle, use walkie talkies to communicate, and social distancing will be practiced at location stops. Everyone will wear masks.  

  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.  

  The best camera is the one you have! Our tour is designed to benefit all skill levels with any type of camera (smart-phones welcome). No matter what gear you have, our guides will be able to help you progress as photographer. Beginners will learn techniques to get more out of their equipment; how to read light and adjust their exposure settings to photograph Alaska’s stunning scenery and wildlife in a way that “does it justice.” Advanced photographers will enjoy the luxury of being shown the best locations without having to scout the vast and unfamiliar landscape.  

  Professional tripods and filters are provided. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and guests keep the memory card. We do our best to create opportunities for viewing wildlife and "The Mountain" (Denali), but we cannot guarantee it because the weather and behavior of animals are out of our control. Guides will take guests to the best locations given the current weather conditions, light, and wildlife activity. Safety and quality of experience are our top priorities. 

Tour Start Times: 9:00 PM (June 1- July 14); 8:30 PM (July 15- July 24); 8:00 PM (July 25- July 31) 

Tour Duration:  3 to 3.5 hours 

Prices: Photographers: $195.00; Companions (non-photographers):  $25.00

Camera Rental: $20.00, available for use during tour only.  Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.

Denali Photo Walk

We have selected the most scenic portions of the front-country trails in Denali National Park for you to enjoy the beauty of interior Alaska and develop your photography. 
 
This tour is private for you and your household members! You will drive your own vehicle and meet or follow your guide in a separate vehicle to get to the trailhead. On the trail, social distancing will be practiced at all times and everyone will wear masks. 
 
This private, guided excursion offers one-on-one attention and is perfect for those who like to move and immerse themselves in the landscape as you capture beautiful images that will last a lifetime. We will move at your pace and pause in serene locations to focus on specific techniques such as capturing long-exposures over running creeks and reflection ponds. 
 
The best camera is the one you have! Our tour is designed to benefit all skill levels with any type of camera (smart-phones welcome). No matter what gear you have, our guides will be able to help you progress as photographer. Professional tripods and filters are provided. Digital cameras with long zoom lens are available to rent, and guests keep the memory card. Guides will take guests to the best locations given the current weather conditions, light, and wildlife activity. Safety and quality of experience are our top priorities. 

Tour Duration: 3 hours - Custom Start Times

Prices: Single Photographer: $125.00; Two or more Photographers: $85.00 per person 

Camera Rental: $20.00, available for use during tour only. Optional memory card available for purchase: $10.00 Payment accepted on tour.
Notes: Activity level is easy. 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 (optional). In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle and your own snacks. This trip is suitable for all skill levels and all cameras. Don't forget your camera, lenses, and extra battery!
Transportation: Guests must provide their own transportation and they will follow their guide in a single separate vehicle. In order to maintain a private experience as well as increasing our opportunities to ethically view and photograph wildlife, we wish to avoid caravans more than 2 vehicles (1 guide vehicle and 1 guest vehicle). Walkie Talkies will be provided for communication while driving. 

Cancellation: Reservations may be cancelled up to 3 days (72 hours) in advance and will be fully refunded. Reservations cancelled with less than 3 days (72 hours) advance notice will not be refunded. Tours may be rescheduled up to 12 hours in advance based on availability. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis. 

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