Denali Photo Guides
Denali Photo Guides
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Take home awe-inspiring photographs of Alaska! Come discover and capture the unique beauty of the interior while receiving personalized photography instruction. With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, you will have a premier photography experience featuring panoramic landscapes, majestic mountains, and reflection ponds. Our photo guides are passionate, experienced photographers and expert light-wranglers; they will be your location scout and instructor – seeking out the best locations and the most dramatic lighting in real time. You will be provided with individualized instruction so you can hone your skills as you capture beautiful images that will last a lifetime. This guided excursion offers one-on-one attention and allows you to feel like you have the locations all to yourself for a truly immersive experience. Explore our 5-Star Photography Tours: Denali Photo Excursion, Midnight Sun Photo Excursion, Backcountry Photo Excursion, Private Online Class and Custom Tours.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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Amy P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
My Colors of Sunset photography tour near Denali National Park with Brian Ward was a fantastic experience. He took a group of four guest from our hotels & showed us great landscape locations with cool lighting. He was very personable & just a really cool guy that took the time with each guest to show us the best manual settings on our cameras to capture the magical moments we were able to see. I was just a guest from KY who wanted to see a moose in the wild & some amazing sights and he delivered! Highly recommend checking out his Instagram & booking a tour with him during a visit! Forever grateful that i went with my gut & booked the photography tour with Princess while we were staying at Princess Denali Lodge before our cruise & lucked out and got Brian as my guide! He encouraged us to reach out with any questions in the future & to send him a cool photo every now and then from future adventures.
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Written July 6, 2023
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Summer sunset in Denali is pure magic. A photo tour is a great addition to your Denali activities because it will enhance your photography skills for the rest of the trip. Thanks for visiting and joining us!
Written August 13, 2023
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Ellis C
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Had an amazing time. My husband and I were the only ones there. Big thanks to Todd who realised that we knew something about photography and took us to some amazing places. I had a new camera and he taught me how to get the best out of it, thoroughly enjoyable experience I would recommend to anyone interested in photography.
Written January 31, 2020
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nancycD3182RR
Lancaster, PA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I spent an evening with Todd Whetstine learning to improve my skills while photographing some of the beautiful scenery outside of Denali. The area along the Denali Highway is as beautiful as the Park, and more accessible. I learned to turn off the manual and be more creative with my digital SLR. Those skills came in handy the next day when we saw caribou and moose in the Park during dusk. I would recommend that visitors go with the photo guides early in their stay at Denali to get better photos. One never knows what will be seen and when!
Written September 14, 2022
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Thank you! We agree that the locations we visit during our excursions are just as beautiful as the park! Great suggestion to get out with us early on in your trip! We couldn't agree more and we love getting folks set up with their gear to make the most out of their time in Alaska!
Written September 21, 2022
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terishalo
Cedar Rapids, IA138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Terry was very focused on customer service and providing the picture opportunities that we wanted. He also gave us suggestions on where we could go on our own while in the area to also get good unique pictures. We greatly appreciated the small group size and the pickup/dropoff service. Great experience!
Written July 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for your feedback, our excursions are designed for photographers, by photographers. We prioritize small group sizes so that every participant can benefit. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience!
Written August 14, 2021
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TahitiZ
Milwaukee, WI2,127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My husband and I booked the Denali Colors of Sunset Tour through Princess Cruises for our first night staying in Denali. We met in the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Lobby at 8:00 p.m. for our tour. We were driven around to various sites in a pickup truck. There was one other couple on the tour, and the gentleman was quite an experienced photographer with an amazing camera and lenses. His wife did not take photos and she mentioned that she was only there to support her husband. My husband used his Iphone 14 Promax and I used my Iphone 14 Promax and my Sony a6300 mirrorless lens camera for photos. We love to take photos but we are not experienced in photography by any means. Our guide, Tyler, was very kind and informative and he drove us to several great sites to take photos. Tyler worked with my husband and myself and showed us different settings to use on our cameras. The other gentleman on our tour did not really need any guidance, but Tyler also spent time talking with him. I was a bit concerned that I might be taking too much of Tyler's time, but then the other gentleman on the tour started giving me tips and guided me as well. It was a great experience. It was wonderful to have two people that are very passionate about photography providing tips and guidance. The weather did not cooperate for our tour and it was very gloomy and cloudy until near the end of our tour when we were blessed with some color! While we were driving back to our lodge (at 11:20 pm), we spotted a moose at the side of the road! Tyler turned his truck around so that we could shoot some photos of it from the side of the road. This was icing on the cake! Tyler provided his phone number and address and welcomed us to call with any photography questions we might have after the tour. We were glad we booked this tour!
Written August 25, 2023
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We're so glad you had a great experience with us on tour! The team prides itself on making sure guests feel comfortable learning about and taking photos, no matter their experience, and your feedback is exactly what we love to hear. Do come back and see us again! - DPG team
Written September 1, 2023
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Kate R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This tour was informative, scenic, fun, and just the right duration of 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Our guide, Paul, gave each of we three participants plenty of individual help with our photography questions and offered many useful tips. The drive South on the old Denali highway was interesting and provided many lovely landscape photo opportunities. As a bonus we saw a moose cow and her twin offspring. Probably the best outing of my entire two week trip to Alaska.
Written September 3, 2023
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We're so glad you enjoyed the experience, Kate! Thank you so much for the kind words and for coming up to Denali to explore with us!
Written September 5, 2023
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George B
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I visited Denali in July 2018 and not 2019 as indicated above. We were on Princess Cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage. We decided to book inland Alaska where I booked Denali Photography Workshop. Terry and Eva came to the hotel to pick me up to take on various locations. It was an excellent experience with a lot of techniques we had learnt from Terry and Eva was alwayscthere to support. Terry also was very helpful in sharing with us his equipment such as filters etc.. We enjoyed so much that he supported us one hour over the time stipultated. The group was quite small one, only 3 persons. On returing home to Malta I continued keeping in contact with Terry every time I needed advice and always replied back. Terry thank you in getting me into landscape photography. I highly recommend this experience with Terry.
George Borg
Malta
Written January 29, 2020
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Thanks for the review George! I remember our trip very well, it was an excellent night! I am always here to help you anyway I can.
Written February 3, 2020
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BaCoder2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We got to go places we would not have seen otherwise. Great instruction from Mike the photographer. We learned to take good pictures with both a DSLR camera and a smart phone. This helped us take much better pictures the rest of our trip.
Written July 5, 2023
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Thanks for joining us. A phone can do so much these days! Please share your photos from Alaska with us!
Written August 13, 2023
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iwannagosomewhere
washington state6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I happened to come across Denali Photo Guides in a brochure at the Fairbanks visitor center, and booked for the next evening. It was great! Tyler was knowledgeable and a fun guide! From our location, we could see Denali summit when it came out and kept my 100% hit rate of seeing it intact!! Thanks for a great time!!
Written August 13, 2023
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Thanks, we're so happy you found us! It's a great option to add on to your Denali activities. Thanks for visiting!
Written August 13, 2023
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Chris M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My guide took me to some great locations I would not have known about or found on my own. I also got some good photography tips. I shoot professionally so I was not looking for basic instructions, but the guide did a great job helping the others on the tour who were fairly inexperienced. The tour works well for people of all abilities.
Written June 21, 2023
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Our guides take a lot of time searching for good locations! We would love to see the shots you took. Thank you for joining!
Written August 5, 2023
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