Photos can definitely be a highlight when remembering your trip to Alaska and sharing it with family and friends! There will be many opportunities for great photos, from activities to wildlife to scenery, and more!
If you are new to photography, there are several good books available and local camera shops and community schools that offer classes. The internet is loaded with wonderful tutorials. Try searching your camera manufacturer’s website. We highly recommend pursuing additional information sources for more in-depth material on photography.
If you’re considering buying a new camera, talk to friends about which models they prefer before making a decision. Digital cameras are now the norm. Whether you use a point and shoot camera with video or a SLR, there are non-stop photo opportunities in Alaska. Decide what you want out of a camera and how you intend to use it. We recommend a digital of six megapixels or more. Whatever you choose, make sure it is in good working condition – bring extra batteries, plenty of memory and don’t forget the manual! Bring your charger and a way to download photos to make room on your cards. If you are planning to borrow a camera from a friend, take the time to learn how to operate it before you arrive in Alaska. You don’t want to spend time looking in the bottom of the camera bag rather than at the moose!
Much of the photography used throughout our site is the work of Wayde Carroll, an amazing photographer who guides special tours for us each summer. See more of his work on his site here.