Nice timing – after going three years with regular updates to this blog, I missed this entire past week! Now I can explain.
I just finished a very interesting week accompanying one of the wealthiest Americans (according to Forbes) around Alaska on a private photo tour. Well I say private, but he did have two non photographer friends with him, along with a highly capable staff member who took care of any logistical issues that arose during the trip, and 3 full time body guards! Needless to say I received a lot of funny looks and comments. Try walking around a town of 350 like Hope, Alaska – while surrounded by 3 very fit looking young men each sporting one of those curly corded ear pieces – you know, the ones you see the Secret Service wearing in movies.
I gotta say I was a bit spoiled. It was nice being able to pull up to the nights hotel and have someone hand you a key to your room as you step from the car, while explaining you were checked in and your bags were already in the room! And the meals – wow!
So now I’m back to my tent and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but that is ok – those trips are really fun too!
I should add, I signed a confidentiality agreement, so don’t look for me to be naming names – and sorry, I can’t even give hints.
This was the first time I have ever participated in a photo tour, and I gotta say I had a lot of fun. I have received many requests for tours in the past years but have always explained I didn’t offer tours. Well this one came together at the very last minute while I had a gap in my schedule, so I decided it might give me a good preview and gave it a try. Since I did have such a good time, I’m thinking I might offer an occassional tour next year so stay tuned if interested.
P.S. We have now begun offering photo tours, go here to read more about our Alaska Photo Tours.