Best vacation I ever had!!! The grizzly photo workshop was like a dream.

There’s plenty of time out in the field to get great and unforgettable photos. Matt will sacrifice getting his photos to ensure that everyone in the group is paying attention to the elements, ISO, aperture, etc. His attention to detail and professionalism make this a first class workshop.

Thanks, Matt. I’m looking forward to your other workshops.

-Maureen from San Diego
Grizzly Bear Photography Workshop


We really enjoyed our time with you at the Haines workshop!

So much to be impressed by: the quality of your instruction, both as it related to the use of our equipment to produce optimum in-camera images as well as the post processing workflow guidance, your knowledge of the area and eagle behavior and, of course, the amazing beauty of our surroundings.

But beyond that, it was the more subtle aspects of your work that really made for a special trip: your constant focus on us as your customers, the care you take to go the extra mile in scouting out uniquely special places and the relationships you maintain with the local community that pay big dividends for you and your customers!

I would highly recommend this workshop and you, as a workshop leader, to anyone!

-Chris from California
Bald Eagle Photography Workshop


Superb Trip !

Nancy and I want to thank you for putting together such an outstanding trip to photograph Grizzlies in Alaska. We have been on many photo workshops, and we found the kind of instruction you gave us in the field and back at the lodge to be the best we have ever experienced.

We learned a lot about how to photograph under some difficult lighting conditions, and we are thrilled with the images with which we have come home. Your tips on processing also gave us new ways to enhance our images, and above all, we really appreciated your thoughtfulness in leading our group and handling things calmly and effectively when adverse weather caused travel complications.

Again, we thank you for running such a superb trip.

-Chuck and Nancy from Arkansas
Grizzly Bear Photography Workshop


Turns out that workshop was everything it claimed to be, in fact, it was much more.

The shooting was superb but we were also given a good dose of Alaska life. We toured around between sessions and saw some of the most beautiful places in my life.

I have been on other photography workshops, all of them great experiences but this Alaska trip was really first class.

– Ron Boyd (Diary of a bird shooter)
Bald Eagle Photography Workshop


I learned more in the first two days than I would have in six months on my own.

–  Edward from Alaska
Bald Eagle Photography Workshop


It was worth every pound of gear I carried and every cent.

Matt and Angela really went the extra mile to make sure everything worked out.

– Iain from Australia
Grizzly Bear Photography Workshop



There was enthusiasm about the location and photography at all times and when reviewing pictures you were always looking for the positive things to mention with gentle suggestions on how to improve them.

The group size was perfect and it was nice to have someone leading the group who is involved in the community. By working the Bald Eagle Festival it shows more commitment rather than just busing a bunch of people through.

I would take this trip again

-Brian from Connecticut
Bald Eagle Photography Workshop


The Grizzly bear tour with Shetzer’s photography was my first tour with Matt Shetzer. After coming back from my first tour I immediately contacted Matt to sign up for another one.

The group was small (8) which enabled each of us to have individual attention from Matt, tailored to our individual needs and skills. No matter what level we were, Matt was able to provide information, advice to improve our photography skills and images. I was able to approach Matt with any questions I had. He gave regular sessions for critiquing our work, photo editing advice and tuition. We received feedback on our photography, and how we could improve – with camera settings, composition, editing etc. The accommodation and food was excellent. His attention to detail from the first inquiry whether it is by phone or email was very clear, concise and thorough, to ensure one was fully prepared for the tour. Matt’s tour was in a remote part of Alaska, where there were no tourists, which allowed the group to wander around and get very close to the bears and observe them in their natural habitat undisturbed. Matt is a ONE OF A KIND photographer, and has an amazing ability to combine a group of people who have not known each other, to blend in and become friends long after the trip ended. I would highly recommend Matt Shetzer’s trips to anyone who is looking for a travel adventure with the opportunity to see the Grizzly bears or any other of his tours, refine ones photography skills, meet interesting people and laugh your way through the day and night. 10/10.

-Margaret from Sydney Australia
Grizzly Bear Photography Workshop


Several weeks have gone by since the trip to Alaska with your photo workshop and I can not help but reflect on the wonderful time I had. When asked about the trip over the last few weeks, my answer has simply and quickly become “it surpassed all expectations”. Keep in mind, my expectations were high. What beautiful landscape we were exposed to. And the take away is only to feel “privileged” to witness the beautiful creatures before us.
Again, a sincere Thank you!

-Mark from Delaware
Grizzly Bear Photography Workshop


Portland Head Light with breaking waves

Photography Workshop Reviews was last modified: December 7th, 2016 by Matt Shetzer