Brown bear(s), (Ursus arctos), Katmai National Park, Alaska

Katmai Alaska Photography Workshop – July 2016

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NOTE: Due to an unexpected operation on my spine three weeks ago, my wife Una and I have unfortunately had to withdraw from this photography workshop.Thus, TWO places have opened up. My guess is, they will fill quickly.

UPDATE: One place has been filled. Only one place remains for a male photographer willing to share accommodation.

The workshop is led by my friend Art Wolfe and is being held in a private lodge in the Katmai region of

You will have unique opportunities to view and photograph bears safely, at close proximity and will be creating dynamic images that are different than anything you have seen before.

Due to the exclusivity of the location this is a Katmai experience like no other.

You will be one of only 8 people to learn the finer nuances of nature photography, taught in a truly wild atmosphere by two of the very best instructors – Art Wolfe & Gavriel Jecan.

Before you read further, take a few minutes to watch this very short video which features the brown bears you will photograph with Art on this workshop.

Credit: All the images of brown bears in this webpage were taken by Art Wolfe and are reproduced with his permission.

The activity level for this workshop is moderate with proposed field outings that may involve approximately 4 miles of hiking to the photographic location.

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Please be aware of this before you register and pay the fee, as there will be no assistants available to carry your camera gear to or from the shooting locations.

If you have any questions regarding your ability to participate please discuss with Libby Pfeiffer in Art Wolfe’s office, on

Phone: 1-206-332-0993 or

Toll Free: 1-888-973-0011 or

email at:


Please view the itinerary below as flexible as we may make changes in the field to optimize photographic opportunities.

Day 1

  • Meet and greet at 6.00pm on 26th July 2016 in the hotel in Anchorage. Katmai National Park, Alaska , Brown bear(s)
  • A ‘no host’ dinner at a nearby restaurant in Anchorage.
  • Everyone to introduce themselves.
  • Art will give a brief description of the proposed itinerary for the workshop.

Day 2

  • Approximately 9:00am – 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.
  • If there is time, Art will present a short lecture before dinner.

Day 3,4,5, & 6

  • Breakfast at lodge, and lunches distributed for consumption in field.Brown bear sow and cubs, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
  • Full day in the field with Art and Gavriel.
  • Instruction will be provided throughout the field outings.
  • Flight back to lodge.
  • Download images from the day’s shooting.
  • Dinner at lodge.
  • Art and Gavriel will provide feedback on everyone’s images and provide suggestions for the following day in the field.

Day 7

  • If time allows, a final field outing before the group departs on the return flight to Anchorage.
  • Arrive in Anchorage at approximately 6.00pm.

Please check with Libby Pfeiffer, in Art Wolfe’s office before making your flight arrangements to confirm the arrival time back in Anchorage on 1st August 2016.

All meals and lodging during the workshop and transportation to and from the lodge are included in the cost.

Brown bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

You are responsible for your flight to and from Anchorage, Alaska and for your hotel costs in Anchorage.

You are requested to arrive at least one day prior to the commencement of the workshop so that the entire group can convene on the morning of 27th July 2016, for departure to the lodge.

We have secured group rate rooms at the selected hotel in Anchorage.

Upon registration, you will be able to download a PDF providing all information on the hotel.

Upon reviewing the PDF, make contact with the hotel directly and reference the ‘Art Wolfe Workshop’ to make your room reservation.

As mentioned previously, please check with Libby Pfeiffer, in Art Wolfe’s office before making your flight arrangements to confirm the arrival time back in Anchorage on 1st August 2016.

The Last Frontier

Where we are going 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.

Brown bears, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

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 the Alaska we want to show you!

All aspects of outdoor and nature photography will be covered, including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy Art brings to 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 technical skills as a photographer.

CostsBrown bear(s), (Ursus arctos), Katmai National Park, Alaska

The cost is US$9,500.00 per person, payable in full at the time of registration.

The cost is based on shared occupancy of cabins.

To secure a single cabin, a single supplement must be paid; please inquire with Art Wolfe’s office for single supplement price details.


To register, click: Register.


Should you need to cancel, you must do so no less than 30 business days prior to the workshop date to receive a full refund, less a handling fee of 5%.

Brown bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

If you cancel between 30 and 10 business days prior to the workshop you will receive a 50% refund.

If you cancel between 10 and 1 business day(s) prior to the workshop, there is NO refund of the fee paid.

If we need to cancel the workshop for any other reason, a full refund or credit for another workshop taken within 12 months will be issued promptly following cancellation.

Before making travel arrangements please ensure you check the workshop status, on Art Wolfe Workshops.

Art Wolfe Inc. is not responsible for any reimbursement of airline tickets in the event of a cancellation, for any reason.

We encourage all participants to consider purchasing travel insurance.

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If you have any queries before registering, please drop an email to: or call me on 0418 923 103.

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