Guest Guides

Guest Alaskan Photographer Guides

We are pleased to announce our tour/workshop will include two expert Alaskan photographer guides, Joe Ordonez and Tom Ganner. They will each lead one field session and both participate in the end of the tour/workshop round table critique. Both guest guides are seasoned Alaskan photographer experts with many years each guiding in Southeast Alaska. Joe Ordonez of Rainbow Glacier Adventures will be our lead guide on the sub-tour float on the Chilkat river through the Alaska Chilkat Eagle Preserve and Tom Ganner will lead our group for a special landscape and wildlife field session. At the end of the tour/workshop both guest photographer guides will join Peter Hines to lead a 3 hour “roundtable” critique session of our guests work collected over the course of the tour/workshop. Both photographer guides bring an added wealth of knowledge and expertise ranging from intimate naturalist knowledge of the local SE Alaska landscape and wildlife to their own unique photographic tricks, tips and advice, etc.

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  • Author of Where Eagles
    Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Award winning professional photographer
  • Professional guide and adventurer who has guided in all 7 continents and, with 30 years plus experience, has been called the “Guide’s Guide”!
  • Naturalist & expert in the wildlife and landscapes of Southeast Alaska
  • Lecturer
  • Owner of Rainbow Glacier Adventures (RGA), see below
  • For more about Joe see his Bio

Tom Ganner

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  • Award winning professional photographer
  • Professional photographer guide & resident of Southeast Alaska with many years experience and a multitude of 5 star Trip Adviser reviews
  • Intimate knowledge of local Southeast Alaska landscapes and wildlife
  • Philosophical photographer entrepreneur extraordinaire who’s many amazing & beautiful images have been published in Alaska tour guide magazines, coffee table books as well as abundantly sold in Southeast Alaska galleries and gift stores!
  • Retired teacher of earth science and digital graphics
  • In Tom’s own words: “With age comes experience; with experience comes perspective; perspective allows vision. As a retired teacher I strive to marry and meld experience and perspective into unique visions, and share the discipline and expertise necessary to turn the glimpse of a photo into a vision that evokes emotion.”
  • You can learn more about Tom and see some of his work on his site: Time and Space

Rainbow Glacier Adventures

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Rainbow Glacier Adventures (RGA), is owned and operated by Joe Ordonez and is a number 1 rated Trip Adviser adventure tour company based in Southeast Alaska specializing in a variety of tours from rafting and kayaking to flight seeing and photography.  RGA and Joe’s commitment to excellence is exemplified by their mission statement: “To connect our guests with Alaska through our high quality guides”