The Best Route on the Alaskan Railroad

May 16, 2017 6 Comments »

Alaskan Railroad

The train car heaves as if it’s protesting the idea of altering its forward trajectory. The gentle rocking and click clack of the rails gives way to a noisy steel-on-steel screech. The train comes to a clunky stop in the middle of nowhere surrounded by miles of unending forest and wilderness. Normally this isn’t a […]

Chasing Light in Anchorage

November 18, 2016 4 Comments »

photography tour anchorage

“The goal tonight is to get to the right places at the right times and come away learning something new,” Jody said as I squinted into the glaring sun and out across the expanse of mud flats called the Turnagain Arm in Anchorage. The one thing that everyone packs on a trip to Alaska is […]

How to Make Fall Last

October 18, 2016 3 Comments »

fall photography tips

Fall is probably my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp weather, and the thought of bundling up, drinking bourbon, and eating apples and comfort food. I also love the fall because of the colors, smells, and of course photography. Some people say fall colors happen fast, you typically only get a couple […]

Go Beyond Gold in Nome Alaska

April 26, 2016 12 Comments »

“There’s a million dollars out there that could be yours,” the guy at the table behind me says. “I don’t know,” the man says in a doubtful tone, “the season is about half over.” I continue to eavesdrop as they share numbers back and forth. The strange thing is that the first guy is probably […]

Things to do in Fairbanks Alaska

April 19, 2016 7 Comments »

things to do in fairbanks alaska

“When it gets cold, we just get close,” the local Fairbanks man told me when I asked how he survived the winters. One of the few big landlocked towns in Alaska – Fairbanks sits in the center of the state and is the jumping off point for visiting high Arctic. Fairbanks often gets overlooked by […]