Canadian Rockies – The Land of the North

Sept. 14-21 2020
$3,500US ($4,650 CAD)
Min 3, Max 6 Participants

Banff Workshop

The Canadian Rockies are like no where else on the planet! Banff National Park is one of Canadas most beautiful place to explore. From the breath taking colours of glacier fed lakes to the astonishing mountain peaks, Banff National Park is filled with adventures waiting for you.

On our 7 day adventure we will explore the best locations the park has to offer. Seeing locations like Vermilion Lakes, Mt Rundle, Castle Mountain, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake and even venturing as far as Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls just over the Alberta/BC boarder.

We will make the townsite of Banff our home base for the first few days of our adventure, accessing some of the most incredible spots in the area. Then we will head west and stay in the town of Lake Louise where you will see some of the most incredible lakes anywhere.

During this adventure at night we will get to see some of the darkest sky anywhere in North America. This is where we will witness the beauty of the Milky Way and if we happen to be very lucky maybe even the Northern Lights!

Banff Workshop

What You Will Learn:

How to create compelling landscape compositions.

How to use find your story.

How to branch out and use a variety of lenses

How to see and understand the light and take advantage of it in all conditions.

How to photograph the night skyPost Processing Basics in (Photoshop or Lightroom)

Long exposure photography

Panoramic photography

Bracketing

Timelapse Photography

What is included:

6 Nights accommodation based upon double occupancy. Single rooms available for an additional $655 CAD. 

All transportation within the workshop

Welcome & farewell dinners.

Access to my knowledge and skillset 24/7.

Guided access to Banff national Park

What’s Not Included:

Airfare to Calgary Ab Canada

Transportation to Banff National Park (rental cars or bus services to banff from airport available)

Park Fees

Meals and Beverages

Visas

Travel insurance (proof of insurance will be required)

Any sort of spare camera equipment

Banff Workshop

What You Will Need:

A DSLR camera body (second body recommended if first fails)

Variety of lenses. A wide angle is a must have 14-24mm range, mid 24-70mm range and a long lens such as a 70-200mm is suggested. (camera gear is the sole responsibility of the participants)

A sturdy tripod

An intervalometer

A headlamp or flashlight

Hiking boots (high top recommended)

Rain jacket and rain bag for your camera

Multiple batteries and their charger, they drain quickly in the cold

A 10 or 6 stop neutral density filter for your wide angle lens

Polarizer Filter for water reflections

An up-to-date passport (*note: depending on your country of residence, a visa may be required)

Laptop with back up drive and power

extra memory cards and readers

lens cloths

camera bag

North American plugs

Appropriate clothing is a must, in the summer a variety of quick dry hiking pants, hiking socks and tops are required. Remember the temps change quickly so a base, mid and top layer are always a good idea.

Outer waterproof/windproof jacket and pants for the wet

A warm but compact down jacket for the cold days

Rain boots or waders are suggested for places that composition work best in the water.

If you have any questions about the items you will need to bring feel free to email me.

Banff Workshop

Where are we staying?

We will be lodging at a variety of hotels throughout our stay. A full itinerary with locations and accommodations will be provided closer to the workshops date.

Physical Requirements:

This workshop will include some moderate hikes on uneven ground and loose gravel and ice. You are required to be able to hike 2 miles (round trip) with moderate elevation gain, with you camera gear unassisted. If you are un able to do so I will do my best to suggest alternative vantage points while the group is shooting from the main location.

Getting to Banff:

You will need to fly into the Calgary Alberta Canada. From the airport you will need to rent a car or find a bus service and travel to Banff national Park. Maps and exact itinerary will be provided prior to our workshop

Banff Workshop

Sept. 14-21 2020
$3,500US ($4,650 CAD))
Min 3, Max 6 Participants