Aurora Photo Tour

There are many locations near Anchorage that provide a great northern lights viewing experience. (No, Fairbanks is not the only place in Alaska to see the aurora borealis!) If you are planning an Alaska trip and want to learn aurora photography, contact Carl to set up your tour. We plan and execute an aurora tour to meet your visual needs. We also give the level of instruction you need to reach your goals of capturing the amazing aurora borealis.

This photo tour is for one night of aurora borealis chasing and photography. We drive to a variety of locations within a 1-2 hour drive of Anchorage. The tour includes hot beverages, snacks, a camping chair for your use, and a minimum of four hours on location. If the lights are good, we stay out longer. If possible, reserve for more than one night to adjust to weather and aurora activity. No matter what, we will make sure you get good use of your nighttime photo instruction.

We may be outside for extended periods of time in the cold, so dress in layers to keep warm. And bring a headlamp because it can be hard to see your camera in the darkness.

We cannot guarantee sighting of the aurora borealis. We rely on forecasts and real time data and related modeling to identify times or dates when the aurora is likely to be out, but, as it is a natural phenomenon, so we cannot promise its appearance.

Group discounts are available when booking more than one person during registration. Contact us for details!

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Aurora Photo Tour


Yes! I want to attend the following tour or workshop(s) with Carl Johnson! I understand that attendance is limited and that my registration will be processed on a first-come, first served-basis. I also acknowledge that, by submitting my registration, I agree to the General Terms and Conditions for tours and workshops. Each tour or workshop includes visiting the locations described in the workshop description plus instructions and handouts on how to complete the photographic skill exercises specific to your tour or workshop(s). Carl will work with you (and with each participant) one-on-one to help you with these exercises and will be available to answer your questions.


Your requested date for this tour will be held, but no payment will be taken until the day of the tour in case the weather affects the tour.

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