2017 Yukon Territory Photo Workshop

Calling all photographers that have always wanted to photograph the northern lights in one of the best locations in the world to capture the Aurora.

I am referring to the Yukon. It is here where you will close your eyes and breathe in crisp Yukon air. Smell spruce sap and the earthy scent of tundra, and listen for the excited howls of husky sled dogs. But the real magic happens when you open your eyes and drink in Yukon landscapes under dancing aurora borealis.

Come with us on a vacation in Canada's Yukon, it is a larger than life experience.

Now after five years of running workshops in Northern Canada, we’ve decided to take a group of photographers to focus on an Aurora hunt and select winter landscapes in two Kevin’s favorite locations in the Yukon, Whitehorse and Tombstone. 

This is the perfect trip for someone that wants to focus on capturing once in a lifetime aurora images over some of the most majestic landscapes Canada has to offer.

For this workshop I am working with Muench Workshops

Dates of Workshop: November 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Maximum number of attendees: This trip is now sold out. Please contact me to go on the waiting list by clicking here

Instructor: Kevin A. Pepper and Michael Strickland

Company I am working for on this trip: Muench Workshops

Price: $4995USD

Deposits: Your deposit of $2,500 USD will hold your space. Balance of $2,495 USD is due not later than August 11, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Lots of great memories of a beautiful place, wonderful new friends made, and cards full of images. Plenty of variety: grand landscapes, auroras, and of course the dogs and horses! Shooting the pro mushers with their teams was one of the coolest things I’ve ever shot :). Once again, Marc & Andy (& Kevin!) went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great experience, and to keep the energy of the group positive in the cold/rustic conditions. You guys have hearts of gold. Thank you so much for all you do.

— Chellie Hyre, CA Ranch Experience '12, Iceland '15, Muench Madness '15, Svalbard '16, Yukon '16

 

Thanks for making it so much fun and exciting! You are an amazing guide. So know your trips!!! Thank you for all the tips and all the long nights and early mornings! Never a dull moment and the quick agenda changes due to some challenging weather Mother Nature tossed our way!  Saw everything I wanted to and more!!! You made it possible. Your enthusiasm and determination to make it happen ... And it did! Thank you Kevin Allen Pepper photography !!!

- Anita King, Yukon, 17

 
 

November 11, 2017: Arrive in Dawson City and you will be picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel to get checked in. Once you are settled we will have a group dinner and Kevin and Michael will present a slide show of Aurora images, shooting techniques and discuss our outings for the Aurora hunts and landscapes you will see.

If the Aurora forecast and skies are favorable, we will be out capturing the Aurora just steps away from the arctic circle.

November 11–13, 2017: More winter landscapes and Aurora up near the Arctic circle in Tombstone Territorial Park and around Dawson City.
At night we will return to the winter dreamland under the cover of stars, waiting for the skies to come alive with what the Eskimos who lived on the lower Yukon River believed that the aurora was the dance of animal spirits, especially those of deer, seals, salmon and beluga. 

There is a separate area where we will gather and edit images and have an image critique of aurora and landscape images from the area we are in.

November 14, 2017: Today we head south towards Whitehorse. Everyone will fly south on Air North flight (included) and be picked up at the Whitehorse airport and taken to the hotel in Whitehorse.

You flight will be at 2:30pm. In the morning you can take one final walk around this frontier town with many of the buildings still standing as they were erected during the gold rush. Michael will conduct an editing and critique session before you catch your flight.

When you arrive in Whitehorse, Kevin will be there to greet you at the Whitehorse airport and get you checked into your hotel in Whitehorse. 

After dinner, if the skies co-operate, we will once again be out to photograph the northern lights in Southern Yukon.

November 15, 2017: We wake up and head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. This will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the many species of animals that exist in the Yukon. You will be photographing Woodland Bison, Muskox, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goats, Canada Lynx and Arctic Fox. In small groups we will get lead around the preserve by staff members and taken behind the fence lines for more personal photo opportunities that the general public does not get.

In the afternoon we will head out to meet our snowmobile guides for an afternoon meet and greet. Today you will be taken on a guided snowmobile photo tour of the Ibex Mountain area to photograph some of the mountain and alpine winter landscapes. 

If the skies cooperate, we will once again be out to photograph the northern lights in Southern Yukon.

November 16, 2017: Get ready to to meet some very special animals today. Today we will visit local mountain ranges along the Alaska Highway before we head to Sky High Wilderness Ranch. After lunch You will be introduced to your personal dog teams that will whisk you across the Yukon landscapes for a few hours. If you’ve never yelled, “Mush” before, it is an exhilarating experience.

If the skies cooperate, we will once again be out to photograph the northern lights in Southern Yukon.

November 17, 2017: After a morning photoshoot near Fish Lake will will take back to the hotel before your flights home. You can schedule your departures from Whitehorse any time today. We will take you to the airport as required.

What’s Not Included?

Air transportation. Alcoholic beverages. Items of a personal nature. Guide gratuities. Travel medical, medical evacuation and trip cancellation insurance. Anything not listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,500 USD will hold your space. Balance of $2,495 USD is due not later than September 1, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

Our 2016 workshop was a huge success, and sold out more than a year in advance. Spaces are limited, so if this photo workshop adventure has your name on it, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we’ll see you in The Yukon! Got questions?