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Discover photo tourism in Alaska!
Professional Photographer Scott Slone has traveled to all regions of Alaska guiding photographers and film crews over the last 20 years, and now he's going to help you get to some of the best locations Alaska has to offer!

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Feb 22, 2021

Hello Photo Adventurers!
If you’re anything like me, it’s hard not to get excited to hit the trail. If you’re on a photo trek, consider telling your story by documenting your adventure. In this short video, I introduce my approach to one of my favorite winter photo treks to Portage Glacier!

Points for telling your story:

  • Consider sharing the preparation of your trek or trip, like packing and logistics.
  • Document the travel, you may not use it, but at least you have it should anything exciting happen along the way that really makes the adventure noteworthy.
  • Don’t forget the establishing shots that mark the beginning of your adventure. What does all the gear look like? What’s the weather like? Are there any landmarks that identify your destination or location? How about signage?
  • While you’re photographing en route to your final destination, don’t forget some trail shots. If your trek is going to be a workout, it’s always fun to show how dirty we get along the way!
  • You’ve arrived at the big location! If you’re the first one on there, sometimes getting a shot of the landscape untouched will add more to your story. After all the beautiful shots have been taken… Don’t forget to have a little fun by taking selfies, hero shots, and the like.

Always remember the beginning, middle, and end. Humanize your adventure, because that authenticity really connects people to the experience and the winning photo.

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– Thanks, Scott!