Work and Play as a Professional Portrait Photographer
My blog this month is about all the fun traveling we get to do while working for AM Studios as professional photographers. For example, we get to go to some gorgeous places with nearby state and national parks, all while having hotels and gas paid for, so it’s very enjoyable. When you’re traveling to the towns and cities you’re working in, you always leave early so that you can take scenic routes so you can get those photos of the hidden places that look unbelievable. And then occasionally we get the chance to fly to places like Alaska which is what i’m going to talk about today. So when going to Alaska you fly into Anchorage to photograph at the 5th Avenue Mall, and then you get four extra days off with a rental car to sightsee and that is all paid by the company. Some of the places I drove to was the Denali National Park and state park Glacier View, Alaska near Anchorage. Their were so many things to do we had to schedule it out.
Adventuring Around Alaska as an AM Studios Photographer
The first things we did on our first day off was go around the local sites around Anchorage. The first place we went to was a factory that creates a tool the eskimos used dating back some almost 500+ years. Its call an Ulu and has a rounded blade and handle that are very sharp and a great knife for the kitchen recommended for every home. We also went a saw the bay and cove of the Anchorage area where the ships come in and you can get awesome rustic shots. Then there’s a park near the airport were there is a cove to see a lot of the northern mountains. I do recommend a nice wide angle lens shot for the cove otherwise you don’t get a good sense of the scenery.
Day three and four was more simple and relaxing days. Day three we forgot the camera but got to go to Glacier View, Alaska thinking they might have some good sights of the glaciers. They did but without the picture to capture the moment, my description would not do it justice. All I can say is gorgeous because that’s just what it was. On day four we did more in-town sightseeing and we gotta watch how they make gold quartz jewelry and “Ooooo My God” they are gorgeous pieces that had me, a dude, ogling over them and yes they are worth every penny. So that wraps up my Alaska trip and how I enjoy working for a company that you get to sight see and make money at the same time!