Set Your Creativity Free With Marisa Marulli And Carl Johnson On An Uncommon Alaskan Photo Workshop Encounter!

Encounter and learn to photograph the awe-filled sights of Alaska on a life-changing creative photography travel experience this September!  Marisa Marulli takes people on once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventures all over the world. If you are “looking for more” out of your life, this is THE personal experience that will change your life!  Join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, as they chase the Aurora Borealis, stay overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, embrace the autumn colors in Denali National Park, search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  A special discount is available until August 1st, so make your reservations now!










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Marisa Marulli, a Palm Beach County native, is an explorer, photographer and journalist with a passion for connecting people to the unknown.  She takes people on once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing photographic adventures all over the world. Her goal is to find people who are “looking for more” out of their lives, take them out of their routines and bring them on these personal and creative photography travel retreats in places that inspire change in their lives. Marisa’s published works, like her photoessay of a 10-day ice-driving excursion in Siberia, hold equally moving messages for those who prefer to learn about the powerful inner shifts unlocked from travel from the comfort of their homes.





Green and purple Northern Lights over trees in Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


The magical lights will be part of the photographic tour! 


In this extremely unique and completely packed photographic adventure, join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist Carl Johnson as they chase the Aurora Borealis, experience an incredible overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, experience fall colors in Denali National Park (Denali NP), search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!



Alaskan brown bear cub playing and rolling in the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Lake Clark National Park, we will be in the land of the bear, with amazing opportunities to photograph them in their element!







This tour was made for you!


Marisa and Carl plan to cover all of the parts of Alaska that stand for what it truly is, so you can return home feeling you’ve experienced the beautiful land in its authentic entirety – with stunning, professional-level, once-in-a-lifetime photographs to prove it!



Sunset at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.   All rights reserved and copyrighted.



We will have two days of glaciers on this photographic journey, so there are lots of chances to photograph them in their striking colors!





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Moose in Denali National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Denali National Park and in other areas, moose and other wildlife are common sights for us to photograph! 




Our Mission:

Solving a major photography tour problem, and opening your eyes (and lenses) to a new way.


We strategically organized this expedition so that it includes a mixture of beautiful photography opportunities and engaging moments. Because we believe the most stunning images are the ones that have special moments attached to them and messages dripping through them.


We think the most empty photography tours are the ones where you get plopped on a bus and shuffled from one spot to the next, given only “15 minutes in this spot!” to take your photos. How can you connect to your landscape, garner a feeling that you want to capture through your lens and translate into your photographs like that!?


So, to solve this unfortunate issue we see all around us with other photography tours, our Alaskan guide, Carl, and I have challenged ourselves to strategically pick a mixture of authentic and downright breath-taking Alaska landscapes, and experiences that snap our photographer participants out of their normal routines in order to open their eyes and lenses to seeing and capturing in a new way.


We do this through making a concerted effort to take you all the way from the visuals of Anchorage to a complete season-change of fall in Denali, and activate new sensations within you by truly engaging with our photography subject, Alaska, such as trekking on glaciers and dining incredibly at a remote lodge in the setting of bears.



Herbert Glacier in Alaska.    All rights reserved and copyrighted.


Some glaciers we visit in Alaska will have gorgeous textures and colors of blue, white, black, making for striking images!



We will not just plop you on a bus.

We will chase moments. 🙂

    • Price:   SPECIAL PROMOTION $300 OFF the $4,250 list-price now through August 1, 2018!


    • When:   September 1-7, 2018


    • Where:   “THE LAST FRONTIER!”: ALASKA! Some of the most quintessentially “Alaska” and yet natural and off-the-beaten path places, as led by an expert local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, and Marisa. Areas include: Anchorage, largest float plane base in the world, Aurora Borealis / Northern lights, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Matanuska Valley, Matanuska Glacier, Susitna River, Prince William Sound, Turnagain Arm, Whittier, Lake Clark National Park.





Arrive in Anchorage, located on the edge of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. After settling in to our Anchorage hotel accommodations, we will join our local Alaskan guide at his Anchorage hillside home and gallery for a welcome dinner and preview of the days ahead.


We proceed north to Denali National Park and spend the evening exploring the entrance to the park to the Savage River. Along the way, we will photograph autumn colors and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Alaska Range, and look for moose, caribou and other wildlife that frequent this part of the park in the autumn. At night, we will look for the aurora borealis.


We will take a morning drive through the opening stretch of Denali National Park before heading south to Talkeetna. We will stop along the way to photograph the Alaska Range in Broad Pass. After checking in to our lodging in Talkeetna, we will explore the iconic small town, said to be a model for the fictional town of Cicely in “Northern Exposure.” We will photograph evening light at the convergence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers. After dinner, we will head back out in hopes of capturing the Aurora Borealis.


After breakfast, we will continue south to the Matanuska Valley and explore this vast landscape that divides the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. As part of the day, we will take a 3-hour guided hike out onto the Matanuska Glacier, to explore the ice formations and photograph them up close. We will continue south and explore the coastal landscape and waterfalls of the Turnagain Arm. We will overnight in the isolated coastal town of Whittier.


We will spend most of the day out on a boat in Prince William Sound, exploring this network of islands, coves, bays and glaciers to capture this iconic landscape and look for marine mammals and sea birds along the way. We will explore the small boat harbor in Whittier in evening light and at sunset.


We depart Whittier early to head back to Anchorage and catch our sea plane flight out to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. There, we will have the assistance of a lodge guide to take us out to view and photograph the Alaskan coastal brown bear. In the evening, we will retire to the lodge for a gourmet dinner, wine and photo review.


We take a sea plane flight in the morning back to Anchorage and the completion of our voyage!


    • Double accommodations as per itinerary (single accommodation fee: $600 pp)
    • All meals
    • Transport to and from airport in Anchorage
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • Sea plane flight to and from remote bear lodge
    • Expert guides with experienced bear knowledge to take us through the areas in Lake Clark National Park for exclusive bear viewings
    • Two expert photographers’ guidance
    • Expert local Alaskan photographer guide


    • Airfare to and from Alaska
    • Activity fee (hiking on Matanuska Glacier): $89
    • Alcoholic beverages (outside of those included during our stay in Silver Salmon Creek Lodge)
    • Guide tips
    • Travel insurance
    • What is not mentioned as included


  • Reviews:

Marisa Marulli is the person who took my love for photography and pushed it over the edge. Prior to her explanation I didn’t know anything about shutter speed and aperture. Not only did she take the time to explain it to me but she spent the time to show me how to do it in the field. She put everything in terms that I could understand and I am forever grateful.  Frank DiNardi, Haddam, CT

          Carl Johnson…One of the best aurora photographers anywhere. Steve Freno

For more information about this photography expedition, or future trips, please contact:

Marisa Marulli,Photographer & Journalist
(415) 529-8895

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Galleria Gilda Opens In Lake Worth, Offering Classes, Workshops, Exhibit Space And Studio Spaces

Newly opened Galleria Gilda, located on North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, is bringing artists of many disciplines together!  Associated with The Artists in Florida Organization, Galleria Gilda offers paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how you can enjoy and benefit by getting involved – as either an art lover or an artist!







2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, FL 33460
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun.:1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues.: Gallery closed for workshops.




The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.




“Cartier Watch” by Marilyn Samwick

The A.I.F.O’s goal is to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations, fine dining establishments and private collections. A fresh exhibit will open monthly with a lavish Public Opening Reception, an art event that should not be missed!  A.I.F.O was established in 2013 by Jackee Swinson with the intention to help artists get their art shown in many public places.



AIFO continues to grow and is open to new members.  




“Embrace” by Joanne Urban


 Some of our judges in the past have been:
Laurence Gartel, Official artist for the 57th Grammy Awards™
Julie Adair King, Bestselling author of  books on digital imaging
Debby Coles –Dobay, Art in Public Places director,  City of Boynton Beach
Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places, Palm Beach County, FL
Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery 



Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space


  • Exhibit space


  • Small studio space for rent


  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.


  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.


  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.



  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society



  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.




“Canal” by Ron Seitler





Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!



For more information, including class schedules:

Visit our website at

or email




“Magic In The Moonlight” by Dovima Designs


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420