Hi! I just moved to Alaska (Anchorage) in June to do an internship at Providence. I don't really know anyone and I was wondering if you know some good ways to meet people around here?
Hmmm, I guess don’t be shy. Introduce yourself. People here are pretty friendly and Providence has some awesome people that work there. I’m friends with a good handful.
What camera do you shoot with? Not asking in a conceited "camera makes the photographer way", but I'm desperate to upgrade to full frame as soon as I can afford it. I'm guessing you use a 5d with that 24-105 L lens?
6D with the 24-105 L. I was the same way. I was limited with my t3i and needed to upgrade. But I’m still paying this baby off. Worth every dollar though.
Could you describe the weather/climate in Alaska?
Oh boy. Well it’s winter 9 months out of the year… Don’t really have a fall at all. Winter it’s anywhere from -15 to 30s and if it’s 30 we are in our tshirts outside. January and February are our coldest months. We have 4-6 hours of daylight and is always snowing if it’s a good year. Summer it’s high 50s to high 70s, 80s if we are lucky but that’s too hot for me so I’m usually hiding inside. August is very rainy. Right now (september first) it’s 43 degrees and partly sunny but it’s 8:30 in the morning so it’ll get warmer.
1. Your pictures are breathtaking! 💙 2. My husband, daughter, and myself currently live in IL but are wanting to move to Alaska when he finishes school in a year and a half. We'll be visiting next summer/spring to kinda scope some homes and areas out. I was wondering if you've been to Eagle River? If so, is it as beautiful as all the realtor pictures make it? ☺️Lol
Thank you! And yes eagle river is beautiful and only 20-30 minutes from downtown anchorage so not too far. It’s surrounded by mountains and has some of the best hikes for sure! If you’re outdoorsy you’ll love it here. Just know the winters are long, cold, and dark. But if you stay active you’ll be just fine 👌