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Winter Aurora Journey with Carl Johnson

March 18, 2023 - March 23, 2023


Journey into the heart of the Alaska’s Arctic mountain range, the Brooks Range, and the aurora oval. With the first night in Fairbanks, Alaska, we have dinner and receive a presentation on the science of the northern lights. We then spend three nights Wiseman, 270 miles north in the heart of the Brooks Range and lying directly under the aurora oval. Days and nights are spent exploring the landscape north of Wiseman on the Dalton Highway or “Haul Road.” On the fifth night, we are back in Fairbanks for a nighttime dog mushing experience for nighttime action and aurora photography.

This photo workshop will focus on composition and technique for landscape and night sky photography, with some opportunities for wildlife. This is also a superior destination for drone photography. Be prepared for some late nights as we explore the night sky and the wonders of the aurora, but be ready to be out at early and late light to capture the impressive mountain landscape of the Brooks Range. This timing is selected due to high aurora borealis activity, but also the opportunity to photograph snow-covered landscapes and wintering caribou. Since my introduction to the region in 2007 as the Artist-in-Residence for Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, I have returned to the region several times at various seasons. It is perhaps the most stunning landscape to photograph in Alaska. Join me for an adventure in the Alaskan Arctic with this winter photo workshop!


March 18, 2023
March 23, 2023
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Carl Johnson
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