This very full 7-day photography workshop with Nikon Ambassadors Kristi Odom and Tamara Lackey is focused on hiking through the pristine remote Alaskan wilderness, photographing and filming grizzly bears, as well as the wide variety of wildlife discovered along the way. Located in the wildest part of Alaska on the North shore of Lake IIiamna, her largest lake, we will be surrounded by 18 million acres of roadless wilderness, accessible only by bush and float planes.
The lodge where we will be based is nestled between the pristine and wild Bristol Bay and both Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks and Preserves. Every day will be its own adventure! With our own dedicated guides and our own private float planes, bush planes and boats, we will follow the guidance of experts to experience the best opportunities to get close to Grizzly Bears and Alaskan wildlife. Along the way we will embark on daily treks, expecting to hike an average 3-5 miles a day as we discover wild bears caring for their brand new cubs, clamming for food, playing in the fields and meandering past stunning glaciers.
Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, an associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a motivational speaker. A photographer and filmmaker, her work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and celebrating those who have a connection to the natural world.
Her accolades include over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards, which exhibited her images at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work has appeared either online and/or in print for the following clients: National Geographic, Nikon, Forbes, Rollingstone, Microsoft and Outside Magazine. Learn more about Kristi on her website: https://www.kristiodomfineart.com
Tamara Lackey is a renowned professional photographer, Nikon USA Ambassador, author and show host. She speaks at a wide range of programs and conventions on the power of photography, presenting at Google, Disney, CES, Photo Plus Expo, Harvard Law School and more. She has shot a series of commercial photography campaigns for Nikon and was also selected to present her work on stage as part of the Nikon Global Launch Event in Tokyo, helping to introduce a new line of ground-breaking mirrorless camera systems.
Tamara has co-produced and hosted multiple live broadcasts for creativeLIVE and other livecast media, and she hosted her popular web series, The reDefine Show, for seven years. Her newest TV show, Chasing Frames with Tamara Lackey, focuses on capturing experiences and adventures through photography and is broadcast on PBS North Carolina and on PBS.org.
Tamara leads photography adventure workshops around the world and is the author of nine books, Her latest is The Posing Playbook. In addition to being a Nikon Ambassador, Tamara also has the distinction of being recognized as a Legend of Light by Profoto, an ON1 Guru and she is also part of the Think Tank Pro Team.
Tamara is the Executive Director of Beautiful Together, a non-profit she co-founded in 2014 that is focused on a mission she cares about deeply: connecting animals in need of refuge with children living in underserved communities. Beautiful Together is currently building out 83 acres of property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to house an animal sanctuary and host local youth programs, while still continuing ongoing work in Ethiopia, as well.