Festival of Native Arts

Festival of Native Arts, Aleutian Region School District Unangax Dancers, Native dance and art celebration in Fairbanks, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com) The Festival of Native Arts provides cultural education and sharing through traditional Native dance, music, and arts. The Festival continues the University of Alaska Fairbanks student-led tradition that began in 1973 of…

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Boreal Forest

Snow covered spruce trees in the boreal forest of Fairbanks, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com) The boreal forest or “northern forest” is the world’s largest land-based biome and represents approximately 30% of the world’s forest. In Alaska, the boreal forest or “taiga” exits between the northern Brooks Range down to the southern Coast Range mountains,…

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Removing headlamp light pollution

If you have been on a venture to photograph the northern lights, then you have encountered the challenge of photographing in the dark while still being able to control your camera settings. A headlamp with a red filter can help provide the necessary light to assist with camera adjustments. However, that light can easily find its way into the picture if you are not careful. In order to avoid headlamp light pollution in your aurora photos, see headlamp etiquette practices on my blog article here.

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Human Powered Highlights in 2015

While browsing through my photos from 2015, I pulled a few to share from some memorable trips. In typical Alaska form, the weather varied greatly, ranging from blowing snow to blazing sunshine. Access points were made with a car or bush plane and travel methods included skis, hiking, biking, backpacking and packrafting.

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