Photography in Chugach State Park
Chugach State Park abounds with photographic opportunities. Whether you are in search of the perfect sunset, mountain range, moose, or a shameless selfie Chugach State Park has it all.
Here are a few pointers to take in to account before you head out in the park:
Always carry more than one memory card, you never know when one will fail. This goes for batteries too.
90% of your shots can come with two lenses, a medium wide angle zoom for scenic shots and a longer tele-photo for animals.
Make sure you understand the terrain if you go off the trail, falling on rocks or ice with camera gear can be expensive.
A good camera bag is a necessity. It keeps your gear dry and protected.
Try to not use the "automatic" setting on your DSLR - learn to shoot in manual or aperture preferred mode. The automatic setting is a compromise for color, light, sharpness and depth of field.
Take lots of pictures - practice makes a difference!
Turnagain Arm: Sunrises, sunsets, wildlife, and bore tides, scenic views.
Anchorage Hillside: Denali views, mountainous backdrops, northern lights, alpine flora, rutting moose.
Eagle River Drainage: Meandering water, birds, spawning salmon, mixed forest flora.
Eklutna Lake: Reflective lake shots, high canyon walls, wildflowers, mountainous views.