New Glacier Bay Photography Cruise! Alaska

January 23, 2017

This is really exciting! We are teaming up with AdventuresNW Magazine editor John D’Onofrio, and Quicksliver Photo Lab’s Digital Imaging Specialist and instructor, Alan Sanders for an 8-Day Photography Cruise in Glacier Bay.

We’ve been working with John and Alan over the last several months to develop a special cruise for photographers that combines all the excitement of our Alaska trips with hands-on intensive instruction, new techniques for photography, and nightly constructive critique sessions.

If you’ve been on the David B before, you know I’m a complete and total Shutter Bug and having a chance to have two great instructors aboard the David B makes me absolutely giddy! I’m looking forward to this trip as a way to share the beauty and magnificence of Glacier Bay with you, as well as, having the opportunity to learn a whole lot more about how to take great photographs!

Glacier Bay is one of America’s most dynamic National Parks with over 3 million acres of rugged wilderness with majestic mountains, tidewater glaciers, icebergs, ancient forests, and iconic wildlife: sea otters, killer whales, humpback whales, brown and black bears, mountain goats, tufted puffins and bald eagles. Join us for a special 8-day cruise where our focus is on wilderness adventure photography with instructors John D’Onofrio and Alan Sanders. This is a chance for you learn new techniques, get hands-on intensive instruction, and enjoy nightly critique sessions. Space is limited to just six people, so make your reservation soon!

Trip Number: 295
Dates: May 22-29, 2017
Boards/Returns: Auke Bay (Juneau)
Rates Per Person: $5600

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 – Auke Bay to Couverden Anchorage

Day 2 – Couverden Anchorage to Bartlett Cove/Glacier Bay National Park Headquarters to Fingers Bay.

Day 3 – Fingers Bay to South Marble Island to  Reid Inlet/Reid Glacier

Day 4 – Reid Inlet to Lamplugh Glacier to Margerie Glacier to Russell Island

Day 5 – Russell Island to Adams Inlet

Day 6 – Adams Inlet to Shag Cove

Day 7 –  Shag Cove to Couverden Anchorage

Day 8 – Couverden Anchorage to Auke Bay

Class Details from John & Alan:

In this hands-on workshop we’ll have an opportunity to make photographs in beautiful Glacier Bay.  Then we’ll use Adobe Lightroom to bring out the best in your images. We’ll also discuss the use of Photoshop as well as other plug-ins that can be used in conjunction with Lightroom. Once the images are optimized, we will share and discuss the work as a group. Finally, we’ll spend time learning to print our work. Everyone will go home with at least one print – ready for framing – from the workshop.

What to Bring:

  • Digital camera
  • Shooting from the boat will be enhanced by lenses with built-in stabilization (optional)
  • Tripod
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed and optionally Photoshop as well.  A 30-day trial of both Lightroom and Photoshop can be downloaded from (if you don’t bring a laptop, you will still benefit from an introduction to this software).
  • Dry bag for your camera gear as we’ll be going to shore in an open skiff and exploring in kayaks.
  • Lots of Memory Cards
  • Extra Batteries & Battery Charger

About the instructors:

John D’Onofrio

Photography Cruise in Glacier Bay Instructor

John D’Onofrio’s photography has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest in museums and galleries and published in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, Washington Trails, as well as in calendars, note cards and posters.

His work also appears in The Wild Nearby: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the North Cascades (Mountaineers Books), The Salish Sea (Sasquatch Press) and Images of America: Mount Baker (Arcadia Publishing).

He lives in Bellingham, WA. where he serves as editor/publisher of Adventures NW magazine.

Alan Sanders

Instructor for photography cruise in Glacier Bay

As a recovering commercial photographer specializing in advertising and public relations, Alan Sanders now concentrates on fine art photography. He currently teaches workshops at Whatcom Community College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham.

Alan has been making photographs since the 70’s and teaching photography since the 80’s. He also has taught at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Western Washington University.