Alaska Northern Lights, in Autumn. An Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop

Aurora special, October 10-15th 2018

Experience and photograph the wonders of the Aurora or Northern Lights during October before the arctic cold sets in for the winter. Even though many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, the most active seasons are actually autumn and spring when the earth’s orientation towards the sun maximizes the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon.


Norther lights explosion

Denali Lights Denali aurora aurora


Aurora Borealis or the northern lights photography is the dream of many adventurous photographers. Now you can join Jess for a well planned Aurora Borealis Photography workshop and tour to some of the best locations to capture the glimmering northern lights during the most productive time of the year. During this Autumn workshop we should have the ability to photograph the the dazzling northern light reflecting off of lakes and ponds at some of Jess's favorite locations. There should be snow a several locations to give the cold of winter feel to some of your photos without the freezing feel on your hands, toes and nose!

On this expedition of aurora photography we will concentrate our time under the center of the North American Aurora belt and the Alaska range seeking great Northern Lights photos and stunning landscape images. This location and time will give us the best opportunity to capture a super breakout of Aurora as we did in the spring of 2018 with fabulous displays of Northern Lights.


Aurora photography workshop with great northern lights in alaska Aurora And Milky Way Fred, Aurora northern light breakout


We will begin our trip meeting in Fairbanks on October 10th. Fairbanks will be our main base for this trip since it lies in the center of the area in North America were the aurora in normally viewable during the Alaska winter and autumn. This workshop is scheduled to coincide with one of the best possibility for clear skies north of the Alaska Range and historically some of the most dramatic aurora activity of the year.

We will also spend some of the daylight hours photographing traditional Alaska scenery.

Trapper cache and nothern lights Alaska Alaska aurora workshop Northern Lights Alaska
aurora and full moon Aurora-photography Alaska northern lights in winter

As with any trip weather and light conditions can affect the exact schedule but there are many options to maximize your photography opportunities.

Alaska Range at sunset

North of fairbanks
Waiting for the lights



With Jess's instruction in the art of Northern Lights photography and local knowledge you will be assured of bringing back incredible images of Alaska in winter.

Guiding, instruction, transportation and lodging from Fairbanks $3295. Double occupancy. Single supplement $350.

Non refundable deposit of $750. guarantees your place. Personal check, paypal, or credit card accepted. The Aurora Workshop will conclude the Morning of October 15th. Those joining Jess in Homer for the Alaska Eagle Autumn workshop will fly to Homer to begin the Eagle workshop the afternoon of the 15th.




GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.
RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due 120 days prior to the departure date.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotos llc in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable. Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund ( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot. If you place can not be filled or in the case of private tours your payment is non refundable.
JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit YOU can handle and other restrictions can be met.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotosLLC and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip..


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