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Immerse yourself in inspiration and photograph the most beautiful locations in Alaska by joining one of our custom or group Alaska photo tours. Each personally tailored custom photo adventure and well organized, fully immersive, group photo tours are led by an award-winning, widely published, veteran Alaskan travel and adventure photography team. Awaken your sense of adventure and transform your photography passion into capturing stunning images that are treasured for a lifetime.


Our 35 years of experience photographing all over Alaska professionally for tourism clients as well as many personal wilderness adventures help us create unique photo experiences few others can offer. A patient teacher, Michael loves helping photographers build skills and confidence – especially on the creative side of photography. As a former meteorologist in the Air Force, he uses his knowledge to help photographers gain a deeper understanding of how weather conditions affect natural light. Plus, he helps photographers learn how to recognize and forecast when the very best light will take place.


Our few hand-crafted, instructional based, and nearly all inclusive group Alaska photo tours are anything but ordinary. We focus on special and unique places. And, we use local vendors whenever possible giving participants a more quintessential Alaskan experience. Small groups allow for both maximum personalized instruction as well as networking opportunities to connect with other photographers, build relationships and learn about new techniques, equipment, and other resources.

Designed to be immersive experiences, our tours help photographers gain a deeper understanding of the location and subject and to capture images that are truly unique. They also are designed to encourage creative breakthroughs and experimenting with new techniques.

Brown bear walking in field of coastal grasses and glances towards group of photographers. © Michael DeYoung

Alaska Coastal Brown Bears in Lake Clark National Park

July 19 – 25, 2025

Remote, rugged, beautiful, and wild are a few words to describe one of Alaska’s most beautiful national parks, Lake Clark. It is home to one of the largest populations of coastal brown bears. Situated along the western shores of Cook Inlet, a large body of ocean water that separates the populated Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula from the roadless wilderness, this location is prime habitat for free roaming bears amidst the crashing waves, lush meadows and the towering peaks of the Alaska Range.

Photographing fall colors on the Alaska tundra in September © Michael DeYoung

Denali Highway Tundra Fall Colors & Northern Lights

Sep 1 – 7, 2024 – TOUR FULL

This landscape intensive photo tour features a loop route starting and ending in Fairbanks, Alaska. Here we seek out stunning glacier-clad peaks of the Eastern Alaska Range with sweeping views of fall colored tundra in the foreground. With ponds close to the road and mountain views to the north, the remote Denali Highway has excellent foregrounds for northern lights displays with zero light pollution.

Fall colored tundra along an Alaska glacier. © Michael DeYoung

Best of Southcentral Alaska Fall Landscapes, Glaciers, & Moose

Sep 9 -15, 2024 – TOUR FULL

Sep 14 – 20, 2025

The majestic mountain landscapes of Southcentral Alaska is a fall color photographer’s dream. A visual delight of wilderness landscapes with rugged mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and cascading streams. Untold miles of yellows of aspens, birches and cottonwoods with colorful red and orange understory below rugged peaks greet the intrepid photographer seeking the ultimate fall color photo destination. All of this as well as the absence of crowds of photographers found at other popular fall destinations.

There’s more to this action packed 7-day adventure tour than just roadside landscapes though. Included in this photo tour are guided backcountry excursions from photographing moose in rut to remote access to sweeping glacier views via helicopter. And, if conditions permit, the possibility of photographing northern lights displays.

View of the Alaska Range with northern lights (aurora borealis) dancing above. © Michael DeYoung

Alaska Aurora & Winter Mountain Landscapes

Mar 16 – 22, 2025

Our journey starts in Anchorage and travels through some of the best mountain scenery viewable from the road system. Along the way to our interior destination of Delta Junction, we will see and photograph the Chugach and Wrangell Mountains as well as the Alaska Range going out every night there is favorable conditions for aurora viewing.

This instructional based tour merges maximum frequency of the aurora around the Vernal Equinox with beautiful mountain landscapes still cloaked in winter white. Though this tour maximizes opportunities to see and photograph the aurora, Our itinerary includes the excitement of remote helicopter fly-ins to photograph one of a kind glacier features not seen during the summer thaw.


Our custom private tours are full service photo adventures designed for the individual, couples, or small groups of friends. This can be especially valuable for photographers who want to focus on specific subjects or areas or prefer to work at their own pace. This option also gives you more control over the direction of the trip. With maximum flexibility and personal instruction, the adventurous photographer can visit less seen but beautiful locations that organized groups rarely, if ever, visit.

We suggest and create itineraries that maximize your photo experience – all with your approval – based on your subject matter preferences. We book accommodations and provide all ground transportation on the road system during the tour.

“My wife and I have taken 6 private photo tours with Michael and Lauri. They have the ability to check off all the boxes for those that want a successful photography tour. Michael and Lauri know how to create the experience. “

– Gail M.

DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC