You will photograph wildlife and landscapes in the diverse Arctic Alaska landscapes like a boreal forest, the tundra, and Brooks Mountain Range. Early winter in the Arctic means Caribou and Musk Oxen are beginning their “rutting’ season. The Polar Bears are reveling at being back on snow and ice after the heat of the Arctic summer! And oh, by the way, we are traveling during the Autumnal Equinox, and that means we are there during the peak season for the magical Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights aka really cool lights in the sky!
Photograph polar bear from small boats as well as land
Experience the colorful dance of the Aurora Borealis
Learn about the culture of a native Inupiat village
Search for iconic Alaska Wildlife: Caribou, Moose, Muskoxen, Dall Sheep and Gray Wolf.
Join us for a workshop dedicated to sunset and night sky photography at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our goal is to help you improve technical skills, artistic vision, and most importantly, have fun! We’ll shoot at the park’s iconic locations during the evening golden hour, at twilight, and after the stars appear. In addition to shooting sessions, we’ll teach strategies for Exposure and Composition that are especially useful for night sky and landscape photography. We’ll also show you our digital workflow and post processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom. In case of inclement weather, we will offer extra classroom sessions specific to the unique challenges of night sky photography.
The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, March 4, 2019. To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.
The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, January 21, 2019. We recently began highlighting the best photos from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition. To view all of the top 250 photographs, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.
The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, January 7, 2019. With these images, we begin highlighting the best photos from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition. To see all of the top 250 photographs, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.
Why is the reflection of a full moon in the Snake River a stretched-out oval and not a round disk?
An interesting question came up during a recent NANPA webinar on “Chasing & Photographing the Aurora Borealis” presented by Carl Johnson. Why is it that the reflections of stars, moon or sun in bodies of water always seem to have elongated shapes? After all, when doing night photography, with a short enough shutter speed, the moon will be sharp and round; the stars will be tiny, sharp, points of light. So why do they seem to stretch out when reflected in a lake, stream or pond?
If you look at a satellite photo taken at night of the United States, you’ll see a recognizable shape. The coastlines are outlined in light. Major cities are clearly defined. Yet, out in far West Texas, there is a dark area void of major manmade lighting.
This huge dark area is being preserved thanks to a major dark sky preservation movement by local entities.