Magic of Alaska: August 18 - 23, 2024

      Kasilof, AK, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
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      Aug 18 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 6
      Magic of Alaska: August 18 - 23, 2024
      Kasilof, AK, USA

      Langell Photography, LLC
      • Email address verified
      • Facebook verified
      53 reviews

      Aug 18 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 6

      About this trip

      Get ready to check Alaska off your Top 10 list!  This is the tour for you.

      Year after year, participants have said it themselves - "This is just SO magical!" and thus it inspired the name for this tour.  

      Prepare to have a truly magical, private, small-group experience!  You will explore the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska with us as we take you to spectacular locations each day.  This unique region is often called "Alaska in Miniature" because virtually every Alaskan wildlife habitat type except Arctic tundra is represented here.  This tour will provide any nature-loving individual with an experience of a lifetime!  

      The crowd-free atmosphere gives you the peace, flexibility, mental and physical space to  photograph Alaska from your own unique point of view. In addition, your caring leader(s) are also experienced and skilled photographers who can help provide advice, instruction and guidance that enables you to capture incredible images of Alaska through your lens.   This truly is a world-class experience.

      Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking beauty of our new location!  Our new location is nestled on a bluff overlooking the Cook Inlet and the magnificent Alaska Mountain Range-- including the awe-inspiring Mt. Redoubt, a beautiful dormant volcano.  The cabins are even more inviting than the ones we have previously utilized. I am confident that this change will provide an enhanced experience for all workshop attendees. 

      • We typically see 50-70 species of birds and wildlife - including moose, bear, eagles, puffins, whales and more
      • Only 6 participants on each wonderfully private, one-of-a-kind, first class adventure 
      • You are never without support!  Lisa Langell will be there with one of her personally trained photography guides.  You will be joined by either leader (and often both) on each daily excursion and at the lodge throughout the tour.  This offers you a tailored photographic experience with plenty of guidance and support.  In addition, the boat captains, local wildlife guides and other experts that will further support your experience
      • This incredible experience is designed to be original and unlike any other photography tour offered in Alaska

      Physical Fitness & Photography Skill

      Suggested Physical Fitness level: Level 3 – Moderate 

      Elevation:  0 to 3000 feet, with most excursions below 500' elevation.

      Photography Skill Level:  All levels.  Hands-on instruction provided by your instructors.  Knowledge of manual settings and your camera body is strongly recommended.  A free on-demand tutorial created by Lisa Langell is provided with your registration on learning manual exposure settings.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Cancelation Policy:

       The following is an excerpt from the full terms and conditions provided at the time of registration.

      Langell Photography understands that unexpected situations arise that result in your inability to join us on this event.  We will definitely miss you and realize this is a difficult decision for you. 

      If you do not have travel insurance, which is very strongly recommended, here is what to expect:

      Your initial deposit is non-refundable.  No exceptions or credits provided. Payments due are scheduled approximately as follows, based on the start date of your event.  Once paid, they become non-refundable:

      Deposit:  Due at registration

      1st Installment: Sept 1, 2023

      2nd Installment: December 1, 2023

      3rd Installment: February 1, 2024

      Final installment: April 1, 2024

      Cancelation and non-payment: If you need to cancel your reservation, all payments you have made up until the date of cancelation are non-refundable. Payments not made on-time will have a 5-day grace period for you to complete payment so that your registration remains active.  If your payment is not completed by that time, your seat may be cancelled and no refund issued.  For your convenience, we offer auto-billing to your credit card so that you never miss a payment.

      If you choose to pay for the entire event up front in one lump sum, should you need to cancel, your refund will be pro-rated according to the due dates for each installment, compared to your cancelation date.    (For example, if you canceled after the 3rd installment was due—but prior to the final installment due date, the amount equal to the portion calculated for the final installment will be refunded to you.)

      No refunds, credit, certificates, etc. will be issued for cancelations as a large percentage of your payments are directed toward non-refundable fees we pay to secure your excursions, lodging, meals, transportation, staffing and more.

      Langell Photography, LLC reserves the right to resell, gift or otherwise utilize your canceled reservation for any purpose at the discretion of Langell Photography, LLC without further obligation or consideration to you.

      Substitutions/transfers:  If you wish to substitute another individual in your place, we will gladly transfer your reservation to another individual providing you notify us in writing via email and include their name, address, phone number and email address. Langell Photography, LLC. will credit the new buyer as follows:   

      The individual to be transferred/substituted in your seat must be approved by Langell Photography, must be over 18 years of age, confirm he/she is mentally and physically able to participate, agree to all terms, and pay Langell Photography in full for any amounts remaining by the due dates provided in your reservation.

      What’s included

      • Meals
        Upon arrival at the lodge, all meals are included for the duration of your tour.
      • Ground transportation
        All ground transportation to and from Kenai (ENA) airport and throughout the tour is provided.
      • Lodging
        Lodging (shared living area, private bedroom, shared bath)
      • Excursions
        All bush flights, boat tours and guided excursions listed in the tour
      • Gratuities
        All staff and guides are fairly compensated. Additional tips are always appreciated, but not required.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare or ground transportation to/from your city of origin to/from Kenai, AK
      • Alcohol

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $2,500


      Day 1:
      Arrival | Eagle Beach

      Arrive at the lodge, settle in, capture images of wildlife along the Cook Inlet, and get acquainted with your fellow travelers. 

      We will also provide a "Camera Clinic" before we set out for our first excursion.  This event helps everyone get further acquainted, share photography tips, techniques, ask questions of the leader and fellow participants, learn more about settings and get in the right mindset for our first excursion.

      Find your Eagle paradise at Eagle Beach  

      Get up close and personal with eagles! We will visit Eagle beach --  a special spot near the lodge where we will find an abundance of bald eagles canvasing the coast for fish, sparring with one another, and courting behaviors in mind-air.   

      This beautiful, uncrowded beach is the ideal spot to capture images of Alaska's most iconic bird. It will not take long to have 1000s of images of these beloved birds as they do their acrobatics and feast on the fish from the waters nearby.  If you're lucky, you'll also stumble across "wishing rocks," fossils and large pieces of raw coal that floated in from the floor of the inlet. 

      Your Organizer

      Langell Photography, LLC
      53 reviews
      A nature photographer and birder from the age of eight, Lisa is the founder of Langell Photography, LLC. She began her own business in 2010 after long vibrant careers as a floral designer, educational psychologist, consultant and in helping launch and manage two startups that grew into leading companies in the Ed-Tech space. Since then, she has earned numerous awards and has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick and more.


      Jam packed learning experience and photography opportunities! Lisa's workshop is very well organized...with activities tightly scheduled throughout each day. instruction from Lisa as well as all of her assistants. 18 participants, yet plenty of individual help when needed. The schedule is sure to eat well and stay hydrated throughout the day! And get plenty of sleep that first night because Saturday is a lonnng and intense day!!! Truly...I came away with an increase in knowledge about various techniques...especially high key techniques and panning. And an even better understanding about my camera! Well worth the cost. A great experience!
      By Kathryn W for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 29, 2024
      Lisa Langell's Magic of Cowboys 2024 has been an excellent workshop. She is detailed and organized with helpful handouts, she provides personal assistance and has plenty of Add'll assistants to also help participants. The day-to day program is well paced. Pre-workshop and post on-line sessions are also extremely useful. The locale is great, the models which she provided very approachable and willing to work with photographers on poses. I am not new to workshops; I have attended many over the years. This is one of the best I have attended. It was so enjoyable I'd sign-up again! Emily M. Wilson /Seattle
      By Emily M W for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 25, 2024
      This was a terrific experience. If you're looking to both master your camera and immerse yourself in the awesome culture of cowboys & cowgirls, this is for you. Lisa's staff is knowledgeable, patient, and available throughout the entire workshop. The ranch personnel are delightful. The location is fantastic. Lisa Langell is a consummate professional and surrounds herself with the same caliber of people, from the fantastic food to the handouts, from the staff to the photography activities, this is a first rate experience.
      By Lindy G for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
      My sister and I had a wonderful time. I was fortunate that my brother in law had decided not to go and I was given the opportunity to take his place. Lisa was so accomodating in this change at the last minute. There was no additional charge. Which was great! I wasn't able to participate in the zoom meeting that Lisa had and that was ok too. Her staff as well as herself were so great in helping me with settings and the use of my camera. I loved how she would give us settings and suggest what lens to use before each event. The models, the cowboys, and we even got to meet the owner, were so nice and PATIENCE with us. They taught us about ranch life, the horses, cows and surviving cholla attachments(I had several). I must say the weather was coopertive as well. We didn't get our Sunday baked chicken through no fault of Lisa. however, they came up with Plan B and so pizza it was. Funny thing was we had eaten there two nights in a row but never had the pizza. That was good on both accounts. We had a traditional meal cooked like on the range. That was so good! The ladies did a great! This trip was my first workshop. I was very happy with everyone and the other photographers. We seemed to all get along well. Special shout out to the girls who got up early to make coffee at 5 am. they don't even drink coffee. Lisa and her team were just amazing! Loved being there in the open country. Experiencing early sunrise with a rider and saguaro cactuses for beautiful silhouettes. Horses running in the arena, great for panning shots. Sunset with riders running down the road dust and all. Beautiful!!! Learning high key and low key exposures. The only thing I would add is that it would of bee fun to sit around a campfire with the cowboys. However that runs into a longer day and I understand how hard that would be to pull off. The days were early and so full of moments. I can't complain at all. I would do this trip again and highly reccomend it to others. Thank you Lisa and staff for a great experience with my first workshop. :)
      By Adrienne M for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
      Thank you so much for the very kind words! We truly appreciate them and are SO pleased that you had a delightful time! It was great to have you and we sincerely enjoyed you and Heidi attending our Magic of Cowboys event!
      By Langell Photography, LLC on Jan 23, 2024
      I am so impressed with everything that this workshop provided! From Lisa and her staffs professionalism, the ranch, the instruction, right down to the food served! I went in knowing little about manual settings and left with a good understanding and the will and drive to learn more! Simply put...I loved it!
      By Lisa S for Magic of Cowboys 2024 on Jan 23, 2024
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