Exclusive Katmai Alaska Workshop with Gavriel Jecan
Join Gavriel Jecan as he leads this exclusive workshop to a private lodge in the Katmai region of Alaska with guidance from your private guide Jerry Jacques. This is a Katmai experience like no other as you join an intimate group of 8 to learn the nuances of nature photography taught in a truly wild atmosphere by a well-versed set of instructors.
Date: Jul 21-27, 2018
Destination: Katmai, Alaska, USA
Genre: Landscape, Nature, Adventure, Travel
Skill Levels: All Skill Levels
Group Size: Max. 8
Includes: All meals during the workshop, lodging, and transportation to and from the lodge
Join Gavriel Jecan as he leads this exclusive workshop to a private lodge in the Katmai region of Alaska with guidance from our private guide Jerry Jacques.
You will have opportunities to view and photograph bears safely and will be creating dynamic images that are different than anything you have seen before.
This is a Katmai experience like no other due to the exclusivity of the location and the expert guidance from Jerry Jacques, who is also an excellent pilot.
You can be one of only 8 people to learn the nuances of nature photography taught in a truly wild atmosphere by a well-versed set of instructors.
Discovering the Last Frontier
It is the last frontier, a place where wild dominates humankind.
A place known as the land of the midnight sun, here alpenglow lasts for hours, not minutes. Imagine venturing into this wilderness where the bears do not fear humans, where the minimal human population has learned and adapted to live in harmony with them.
The bears rule, not only because they are strong, large, and on the top of their food chains, but because the humans believe that they should.
Now imagine being able to capture photos of these magnificent creatures from 15 feet away. This is Alaska!
Maximizing Your Creative Skills
All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered, including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession.
There will be informative lectures, rigorous critiques and portfolio reviews. Instead of concentrating only on f-stops and equipment, we will work on composition, imagination, and the control of every element in the image.
We do more than just take you to the location; we help you to maximize your creative and technological skills as a photographer.
Led by Gavriel Jecan
Katmai Guide: Jerry Jacques Limited to 8 participants Moderate hiking involved
Transportation and Accommodation
All meals during the workshop, lodging, and transportation to and from the lodge is included.
You will be responsible for your flight to and from Anchorage Alaska and for your hotel in Anchorage.
You are requested to arrive one day prior to the workshop so that the entire group can convene the morning of July 28th for departure. The organizers, Art Wolfe Inc. have secured group rate rooms at an Anchorage hotel. Upon registration you will be sent a PDF that includes the hotel information.
Please call the hotel directly and reference the Art Wolfe workshop to make your reservation.
The activity level for this workshop is moderate with proposed field outings that may involve approximately 4 miles of hiking over uneven ground to the photographic location.
Please be aware of this before signing up. If there is any question regarding your ability to participate please contact us.
Shooting schedules have the ability to be altered to effectively cater to the photographic desires of the group, as well as to adapt to changeable weather conditions.
Meet and greet at 6pm no host dinner at restaurant in Anchorage.
Depart Anchorage for Katmai lodge
Cabin assignments, waders and boots provided to each participant for trip, and settling in to lodge
Discussion of proper procedures around bears and the float plane
Breakfast at lodge, and lunches distributed for field
Full day in the field with Gavriel
Lessons will be provided throughout the field outings
Flight back to lodge
Download images from the day. Dinner at lodge
Arrive in Anchorage at approximately 11am.
Once you have made your booking, the organizers will get in touch with you to confirm the arrival time back in Anchorage - please do not make your flight arrangements prior to that.
“It was magical. The coastal brown bears of the Katmai spend their summers in the rivers and streams gorging themselves on salmon in preparation for the coming winter. They are so focused on the fish that they did not give us a second glance; even when we set up our tripods in the middle of their stream. The river that we went to is unlike the normal bear viewing sites like Brooks Falls and McNeil River where hundreds of visitors are shepherded by park rangers and restricted in their movements. We were in true wilderness – just the six of us and as many as forty bears at one time. And, we felt completely safe. In the midst of all this, Art found the time to provide guidance and instruction on how to best capture the experience. In the end, I came away with many images that I am very happy with, and even better memories of an extraordinary experience.”
Gavriel Jecan started photographing at the age of 12 when his father gave him his first SLR camera. His appreciation of photography grew while photographing black-and-white on family hiking trips in the mountains. His love of nature, rock climbing and traveling inspired him to become a professional photographer.
In 1994 Gavriel Jecan joined Art Wolfe, Inc. and he traveled extensively with Art the world over. He was a member of the Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge TV field crew and teaches photography around the world on his own photo tours and Art Wolfe, Inc. The quality and scope of Jecan's shooting has gained him representation by the world's largest stock photography agencies (Getty, Corbis, Danita Delimont, OnAsia, and Okapia).
Jecan's images appear regularly in calendars and magazines worldwide, including International Wildlife, Backpacker, Audubon, National Geographic, Midwest Express, Nature Foto, German Geo, Asian Geo, Outside, Sinra, Terre Sauvage etc. He has published five children's books: C for Coyote, Wild Colors, Alaska Animal Babies, Hide and Seek, and South West Colors.
CANCELLATIONS Should you need to cancel, you must do so no less than 30 business days prior to the course date to receive a refund, less a handling fee of 5%.
If you cancel between 30 and 10 business days prior to your course, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel between 10 and 1 business day(s) prior to your course, there is NO refund of the course fee paid.
If we need to cancel a session for any other reason, a full refund or credit for another workshop taken within 12 months will be issued promptly following cancellation.
Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements.
Art Wolfe Inc is not responsible for reimbursement of airline tickets.
We encourage all participants to consider purchasing travel insurance.
TRANSFERS If you would like to transfer to a different course, or different dates for the same course, we would be happy to accommodate your request on a space-available basis and with the payment of an administrative fee.
If you transfer more than 30 days prior to your originally scheduled course, the fee will be $50.
Transfers are not possible 30 days or less prior to the course you are registered for.
Lodging, airfare, transportation and meals are not included.
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