Why is this photography experience so Magical ?
Year after year, participants have said it themselves - "This is just magical!" So it stuck! The Magic of Alaska -- prepare to have a truly magical experience while we explore the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. This unique region is often called "Alaska in Miniature" because every Alaska wildlife habitat type except Arctic tundra is represented here. It boasts the juxtaposition of two biomes that combine to make for an abundance of diverse life. This tour will provide any wildlife photographer with an experience of a lifetime!
Physical Fitness level: Level 3 – Moderate
Elevation: 0 to 3000 feet, with most excursions below 500' elevation.
Photography Skill Level: All levels. Hands-on instruction provided by 2 instructors.
We can typically accommodate most dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, common allergies, etc.). Please specify your restrictions when registering. We will reach out to you for clarification if needed.
We have an entire lodge to ourselves! It's the best way to stay. The only people here will be the owners, the caterer, and ourselves. It's 100% private. The lodge offers spacious, modern cabins that allow both privacy and camaraderie. Cabins offer our six participants the option of:
Choose your preferred option at registration.
Wi-fi is provided and data/cell service is available, though may be limited at times based on weather and other factors.
The Bear Extravaganza Extension offers modern cabins with a bathroom, shower, and comfortable bed. You are steps from the main dining area (not shown) where are home-cooked meals will be prepared. This is also where we are escorted by vehicles to incredible bear viewing locations a short distance from the lodge. Please note that lodging is limited and if you request a private room, we will honor it wherever possible, but it may not be guaranteed. For 2 nights, we may occasionally need to pair you with another member of our tour of the same gender.
"Lisa's "Magic of Alaska" workshop is truly that - magic! This is one of the most fun, informative, organized and all-around best workshops we've ever done. She knows all the best places and gets you there at just the right time, offers great tips on photography and processing, and the accommodations are just the best. We highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants to come home with fabulous photos and great stories!"
-Linda Rodig (2019), Oakdale, CA
"A truly special life-shaping experience. Lisa is an amazing artist who has created a deep glimpse into the magic that is Alaska."
-Steve Palmer (2019), Vancouer, WA
"Lisa’s Magic of Alaska trip was my greatest nature photography experience to date. The variety and abundance of wildlife was astounding and the landscapes were spectacular. I returned home with incredible images of bear, moose, bald eagles whales and sea otters, to name a few. Excellent accommodations and organization were icing on the cake."
- Linda Kennedy (2019), San Diego, CA
"Lisa and her co-host, Len, gave all of the attendees and I individual instruction and encouragement. I have a disability that affects my balance and stamina, yet I was able to communicate my needs and any adjustments needed were made. The small group was amazing we always had a good seat for shooting--and even had a whole boat for our group. The ANIMALS are definitely worth the price of admission."
-Darcy Quimby (2018), Palm Desert, CA
“Alaska is a fabulous workshop – Lisa knows all the best places to go for wildlife and scenery. Hopefully I will be able to go again in 2017.”
–Patti Cooter (2017, 2014) Illinois, USA
“GO to Alaska! I can tell you it’s a wonderful workshop!”
–Emily Bristor (2015), Arizona, USA
“I participated in the Magic of Alaska 2015 tour and workshop. Beyond the obvious benefit of touching a rare piece of nature and somewhat expected camaraderie, I have thoroughly enjoyed, at this time, six month of friendship on Facebook from my fellow participants and beyond. Many of these people are world-class nature photographers who grace my Facebook news feed, on a daily basis with awesome and wondrous photographs they have captured from across the continent and around the world. It really is a trip that keeps on giving, and totally unexpected. I am so grateful for these people, their work and their willingness to share. It really is a trip that keeps on giving.”
- Jim Semple (2015), Arizona, USA
"Lisa is an awesome photographer and workshop leader. She goes above and beyond to ensure your time in Alaska is maximized. This trip will provide you with the opportunity to see and experience some amazing scenery and wildlife. (The lodge) is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed and their hospitality is unmatched!”
- Jacqueline Deely (2014) California, USA
“Definitely one of the most memorable weeks of my life! Lisa took us to places to photograph wildlife like I had only ever dreamed was possible. Her knowledge of both photography and Alaska ensure you will get pictures that will forever be favorites.”
-Julie Chen (2014), California, USA
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