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Alaska Auroras with Stan Moniz

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 1:00 pm

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*Total Workshop Fee: $3,490 per person based on double occupancy.

Stan Moniz, Sony Ambassador and recognized professional photographer is leading a once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventure to capture the Aurora Borelais in Alaska for a small group of 6 attendees!

The Aurora Borelais are bright dancing northern lights in the sky that can appear as streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays in green, pink, red, yellow, blue and violet. The northern lights are so prolific in the Fairbanks region that visitors who stay a minimum of three nights and are actively out during the late evening hours have a 90% chance of seeing the aurora.

We will meet in Fairbanks Alaska on October 23, 2019 for a group dinner. After a night in Fairbanks, we will transport you 60 miles to Chena Hot Springs Resort, a secluded location known as one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights as it is under the Aurora Oval.

Stan will teach attendees how to shoot the aurora and other astrophotography techniques including light painting, star trails, nightscape portraits and more in an easy to understand manner for any photographer who is interested in this art form.

Most of our group shoots with Stan will take place at night. When you are not shooting with Stan, you will have a variety of activities to choose from at the Chena Resort. We will visit the Ice Bar at the Aurora Ice Museum, the world’s largest year-round ice environment. You can also take a plunge in the beautiful Chena Hot Springs or visit the dog mushing puppies. If there is snow, snowmobiling and cross country skiing will also be available.

Cost: $3,490 (double occupancy)/ $500 (single supplement)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $1000 will reserve your space on this workshop.  The balance of the workshop fee is due 75 days prior to the start of the workshop.  

What’s Included:

  • Hotel Accommodations – Fairbanks

  • Hotel Accommodations – Chena Hot Springs Resort

  • Transportation to Shooting Locations

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Photography Instruction

  • Post Processing Instruction

  • Entrance into Aurora Ice Museum

  • Snow Coach Ride for Aurora Viewing

What’s Not Included:

Airfare and transportation to hotel in Fairbanks, meals other than welcome dinner, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance and items of personal nature.  

Instructor Bio:

Surf/adventure photographer Stan Moniz was a water baby at birth, raised in the quite surf town of Waialua, Hawaii. He became a professional body boarder at the age of 18 and remains an avid surfer today. His passion for music brought him to Southern California in 2000 and after a very successful career in a professional touring band, he ultimately set his sights on his other great passion: photography. In 2010, he reacquainted himself with his love for the ocean, adventure and capturing the beauty of the world we live in. Stan, now equipped with a camera, travels the Earth, capturing those timeless moments to share with the world. Stan has gained notoriety among his peers and clients as being a photographer that delivers and goes that extra mile. Stan is an educator at heart giving back to the community of growing photographers. Stan currently teaches surf photography and astrophotography at Samy’s Photo School.

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