The silhouette of a photographer adjusting her lens during an photography tour near Angoon, Alaska.Although Favorite Bay Lodge is well known for its excellent fishing, we offer many other worthy endeavors. It’s no secret that Alaska presents world-class photography opportunities, and Admiralty Island is no exception! We’ve all probably heard that the best camera is the one you have, but there remains a wide range of options. Trying to decide what camera is right for you depends on a few different factors, and a standard point-and-shoot may not be enough. From the blood-soaked muzzle of a feeding brown bear to the wrinkles and scars on a humpback whale, you’ll want to capture nature’s finer details when taking photos in Alaska. 

Alaska Photography | What Makes a Good Camera?

Arguably, the easiest way to document your trip to Alaska is by taking pictures of the beautiful places you’ll see. Living in the moment is an essential part of any vacation, but there’s also nothing wrong with collecting authentic images of your journey. The awe-inspiring seascapes and stunning wildlife in Alaska graciously lend themselves to your creativity. And having the proper equipment is critical to your success as an aspiring nature photographer. Depending on your experience and budget, there are several different options to consider.


DSLR stands for digital single-lens reflex, combining a digital imaging sensor’s sharpness with the elements of a single-lens reflex camera. These cameras are fairly advanced from a technological standpoint, so there are several different entry and intermediate level choices for new photographers. The main complaint we hear about DSLR cameras is that they are usually somewhat large. Still, its limitations are often ignored in favor of the vivid images it produces.


Point-and-shoot cameras are not often considered ideal for an Alaska photography tour, these relatively simple devices have come a long way in recent years. And more importantly, it may be your only option. Modern-day point-and-shoot cameras have many advanced features that allow you to take decent pictures in ideal conditions. The primary advantage of using these less-expensive models is that they are very portable than more advanced cameras.


With the portability of a point-and-shoot and the fine details of a DSLR, mirrorless cameras have risen in popularity among amateur photographers and professionals alike. Highly customizable, these hybrid cameras open up a world of possibilities. With portable designs coupled with a sizable selection of lenses and other accessories, mirrorless cameras have proven to be an excellent choice for an Alaska photography tour.

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Grizzley bear close up.Our slice of paradise on Admiralty Island lends itself to a bevy of outstanding Alaska photography opportunities. And while we highly recommend you make it a point to do some exploring, you’ll be amazed at how many awesome images you can create without venturing too far. Whether you’re here for nature photography, fishing, hiking, or all of the above, Favorite Bay Lodge welcomes you to make yourself at home.