Photography Tours & Workshops by Steven Miley Photography

I partner with the Lodge at Black Rapids to provide photography tours & workshops in the mountains of the Alaska Range between Delta Junction and Paxson along the Richardson Highway, including Aurora Borealis Photography Tours. Whether you're interested in photographing the aurora, exploring an ice cave, or hauling your camera up a mountain with me, I'll provide the technical instruction and invaluable local expertise you'll need to capture great shots during your trip. For details on aurora borealis photography tours, all-inclusive photography workshops, or creating your own custom tour, see the links below. 

Custom Photography Tours

The mountain landscape surrounding Black Rapids is full of amazing sights and hidden gems that are mostly unknown to tourists and even local Alaskans. Steep, snow-capped mountains dominate the skyline. Scenic rivers, creeks, and glaciers fill the mountain valleys. A short hike above tree line leads to impressive vistas, while a long hike into the alpine can take you to epic views that only Dall sheep routinely see. There are no daily tour schedules here, no out-of-state college kids herding tourists, no giant tour boats crammed full of people. It's just you and the wilderness at your own pace. Contact me to start planning your visit today! 

Aurora Borealis Photography Tours

If you want to pay hundreds of dollars per person to share your experience photographing the aurora with a bunch of strangers, have no control over where or what you shoot, and potentially get stuck traveling hundreds of miles on a cloudy night just to end up with a few mediocre aurora photos or possibly none at all, then catch an aurora tour out of Fairbanks. If you want a private experience shooting the aurora in a scenic mountain setting where you can capture artistic images and flex for the weather, let me be your photography guide and come stay at the Lodge at Black Rapids. Click for more details

2019 Fall Colors & Northern Lights Photography Workshops
August 31 - September 5 (5 nights), September 6 - 11 (4 nights), September 11 - 16 (4 nights)


Join me in September for an amazing experience photographing and hiking during Alaska's short but magical fall season. Located along a remote stretch of the Richardson Highway, the Lodge at Black Rapids will serve as base camp while we explore the rugged mountains and glaciers of the eastern Alaska Range by day and photograph the aurora borealis by night. This workshop isn't for the sedentary tourist or roadside photographer! You'll be earning your shots as we visit scenic locations off the Richardson Highway, hiking on little-known trails and off-trail across the varied terrain of the Alaska Range. If you're an avid hiker and a serious outdoor photographer or want to become one, don't waste half your Alaska vacation traveling between locations and don't waste the other half taking the same cliché images of overexposed subjects most other photo tours promote. Instead, come spend quality time in a quiet mountain setting where you can create your own unique images and escape the drone of tour helicopters and crowds while you enjoy Alaska's wilderness. More Details.