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Katmai National Park

2019 Dates Coming Soon

Deposit: $3,000 / Tuition: $7,595

All Aboard

 Photograph the incredible bears and coastal landscapes of Alaska as you take an adventure around Katmai National Park on a private 80-foot-long motor yacht. This trip will maximize exposure to bears and other animals by offering high maneuverability on the yacht. We’ll be able to investigate many areas, such as Geographic Harbor, Hallo Bay, Kukak Bay, and Kinak Bay, to visit those with the most bear activity. Our time will be maximized with the bears, so if the weather is good we will be with them all day. This is a very unique way to experience Katmai and will surely be once in a life time! 

 This is a small-group workshop with limited availability so call and reserve your spot today!! 

Travel Summary

Fly to Anchorage, AK  and need to be in Kodiak the morning of Day 1 to depart by floatplane (Seahawk Air) around 10:00am. ** You can arrive in Kodiak the night before and spend the night and the Kodiak Inn, dinner will be hosted at the hotel. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Anchorage. 

What is Included in the Price?

Evening stay in Kodiak, AK. 
Group dinner in Kodiak, AK.
All meals on the boat.

What is Not Included in the Price?

Travel to and from Anchorage, AK.

Floatplane from Anchorage to Kodiak.

Because space is limited, please CALL to register for this workshop!

(303) 295-7770


Michael Forsberg

Workshop Faculty

Mike is a senior fellow with the iLCP who has focused his career on North America's Great Plains, its prairie wildlife, and watersheds. His work has appeared in National Geographic and Outdoor Photographer, and his books On Ancient Wings and Great Plains - America's Lingering Wild have been turned into documentary films for PBS. Mike is co-founder of the Platte Basin Timelapse Project, and currently serves as faculty with the University of Nebraska.

Chris Steppig

Workshop Director

Chris runs the annual series of workshops and is in charge of all workshop operations, scheduling, logistics, faculty, social media, marketing and sponsorship. Chris has a passion for conservation, travel, and education and the workshops are a dream platform to help others reach new heights as not only photographers but as people.
Chris is also an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The iLCP is a U.S. based non-profit whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography. This affiliation provides a tremendous opportunity to help deliver great content and also be an advisor on matters large and small.




  • Welcome to Alaska! Today we’ll fly to the boat, settle in, and prepare for the exciting days to come. After arriving, unpacking and grabbing a quick lunch, we’ll gather the group and head out for our first bear viewing. 


  • Up early and out for bear viewing! We’ll also keep an eye out for puffins, otters, and whales as we explore the rugged Katmai coast. 


  • Pack up and depart.
  • Floatplane arrives mid morning.
  • There is a 5:00pm flight back to Anchorage (recommended) or spend the night in Kodiak.

Pay your full tuition now or purchase a deposit and pay the remainder before the workshop. 

Because space is limited, please CALL to register for this workshop!

(303) 295-7770


Advance your Travel Photography skills even further.

Summit Online is our online photography education platform that offers a variety of high quality video courses taught by experts.

National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson

Get the most out of your photo trip to Alaska by learning how to properly research the location your traveling to as well as the “story” you hope to unearth there. Our Summit Online photography course, National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson, takes you where very few have ever been before — behind the yellow border. Jim brings you inside many of his Geographic stories and what ties them all together: his research. Discover how a National Geographic contributor prepares for a shoot in a foreign location and prepares for the many facets of the story they hope to discover. National Geographic Research with Jim Richardson includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Finding a Topic, Pitching a Story
  • Lesson Two: Starting a Mock Research Topic
  • Lesson Three: Getting into the Details & Outline
  • Lesson Four: The Actual Shoot

The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi

Prepare for your trip to Alaska by learning how to properly upload and market the photos you capture while you’re there. Our Summit Online photography course, The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi, takes you on a journey through the digital world that drives today’s creative industry. As a Co-Founder of the unique website Photoshelter.com, Allen provides you with online tools that can better your freelance photography business and personal processes relating to photography and other creative realms. The Digital World with Allen Murabayashi includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Overview of Media & Industry
  • Lesson Two: The Business of Photography
  • Lesson Three: Photoshelter tool : Photo Management
  • Lesson Four: Search Engine Optimization, Analytics, Bounce Rates and More


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