Travel to the United States’ “Last Frontier”
July 24 - 29, 2024 | SILVER SALMON CREEK LODGE
DISCOVER THE MOST REMOTE AND NATURAL
SETTINGS OF ALASKA
Journey alongside the incredible nature photographers Morgan Heim and Chris Steppig in this semi-private setting as you capture stunning images of Alaska’s wild inhabitants, including bears, eagles, puffins, seals, sea lions, otters and more! We have been to Alaska numerous times and are excited to offer the best instructors to learn alongside while enjoying the beauty that is Alaska.
Take your nature photography to the next level by pairing up with the best in the business in an awe-inspiring location. Our Alaska workshop is not simply a photography trip, it’s an educational adventure that will make you a better and smarter photographer while loading up your portfolio with stunning nature and wildlife images. This is a small-group workshop with limited availability so reserve your spot today!!
DepositDue upon registration
Deposit holds your spot in the workshop
Early bird tuition20% off early bird tuition
Tuition discount before July 1
Full TuitionFull price of Alaska Workshop
Tuition after July 1
We will cover nature photography, conservation storytelling, environmental portraiture and much more! You will photograph alongside an elite photographer who will also give lectures on improving imagery. You couldn’t go to Alaska at a better time of year, this workshop allows you to see intimate moments of momma bears with her cubs. We will also have exclusive opportunities to photograph nesting puffins.
You couldn't go to Alaska at a better time of year, this workshop allows you to see intimate moments of mother bears with her cubs and their daily lives.
What to know
We will be meeting in Anchorage, AK on the morning of July 24 to depart to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge by plane. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Anchorage. To account for any travel delays, we recommend arriving in Anchorage on July 23, a day before the morning plane departure. For lodging in Anchorage we recommend the Courtyard by Marriott, which is closely located to the airport and our departure area. We will be taking a plane back to Anchorage on July 29, and recommend that participants book flights to return home on July 30 as same day departure home can be tight.
Spouse and companion discounts are available for this workshop! These discounts are for non-photographers who want to share in this amazing experience with you. Please contact us for more information. Pricing is based on double occupancy, but you can inquire about a single supplement at an additional cost.
Meet your instructors
Morgan (Mo) Heim raises a camera for one purpose – to capture moments in an animal’s life that will make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife. How we treat them. Why we need them. What we love, or hate about them. Mo, used to work as a wildlife ecologist for NOAA on things like killer whale surveys and the Elwha Dam Removal project. She later earned a Master’s in environmental journalism and is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). She has covered endangered fishing cats and shrimp farm development, and the environmental impacts of marijuana grows in our nation’s forests. In 2016, she became a National Geographic grantee for her collaboration on urban coyotes. Her photographic work has appeared in outlets such as Smithsonian, Discover, NationalGeographic.com, Nature Conservancy Magazine, and bioGraphic.com.
Chris is the owner and director of Summit Workshops. Summit was his first job out of college and nearly 20 years later, this is home. He 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 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. He is also a professional advisor for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Through collaboration and great communications with the editor of the magazine, there have been countless articles written by Summit Alumni in the magazine over the years.
Workshop information & itinerary
How to Research and Prepare for a Nature Photography Shoot
Photograph nesting puffins
Photograph bears, eagles, seals, otters, and more
The Habits and Habitats of Alaska’s Wildlife
How to Creatively Photograph Wildlife and Landscapes
What to look for when Photographing in Alaska
Ample one on one time for portfolio reviews with faculty
Costs included in tuition
ALL travel while in Alaska is included
*Includes float plane from Anchorage to Silver Salmon at beginning of workshop and from Silver Salmon to Anchorage at the end of the workshop
ALL meals and Silver Salmon lodging are included
Travel to and from our departure point in Anchorage is NOT included
Lodging while in Anchorage is NOT included
We will wake up early to catch our plane to Silver Salmon Creek. After taking a wildly scenic flight to the lodge, we’ll have time to check in and get settled. Depending on when we arrive there will likely be time to explore the area around the lodge for wildlife and beautiful landscapes.
Similar to yesterday, we will grab our cameras before the sun and head out in search of more brown bears. Rather than returning to the lodge for lunch, we will hop on a boat and head towards Bird Island to spend the rest of the afternoon photographing nesting puffins. We’ll return to the lodge in the afternoon for another lecture, some downtime, and another evening bear excursion.