A photo tour has to take into account that the best light for most landscape and nature shoots is first thing in the morning, and around dusk.
We will take it a step further by including breakfast while on the road to morning shoots, and coffee and snacks on site while shooting.
Meals and evening events will be scheduled around the sunsets, allowing those impressive nature shots to be done in the evening golden hour.
The Yukon's daytime sun during early September does not get very high, so the angle of the light is still very nice. Many of the shoots scheduled in the cultural areas will be inside to minimize the direct 'overhead' sun.
The scheduling of a tour in September means that the aurora borealis may be available on nights when the skies are clear. Event scheduling will make sure that options for night shooting are as often as possible.
Here are some items that you should consider bringing along with you:
Here are some resources that you might want to check out:
For those that were not Boy Scouts or Girl Guides, be prepared.
The average daily temperature is about 8°, with evenings at 4°. The weather will probably include a few rainy days, so be prepared with layers of clothing, with gloves and a hat being good ideas.
A number of nights could include an attempt for northern lights, so an extra layer or two would be a good idea.
The tour will not include a lot of hiking, however waterproof hiking boots are a good idea.
All dining and evening events will be informal and relaxed.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover cancellation possibilities.
Once the tour begins, all hotel, food and travel are covered. Hotels and meals before and after the tour and can be purchased with credit cards or cash. Once we are out of the main cities, ATMs can be very hard to come by.
Both Alaska and the Yukon are part of the North American power grid, so standard 110v plugs are in use.