Canadian Rockies – Winter Wonderland Workshop
Dec. 7-13 2020
Min 3, Max 6 Participants
The Rocky Mountains are quite the spectacle all year round, with iconic locations sprinkled through out the park. When winter takes over, the beauty of the Banff National Park is even more impressive. The Canadian Rockies have captured my heart and I am sure it will capture your heart as well.
Join me on a 7 day adventure, where we will explore some of the most incredible landscapes on the planet. I will assist you in prepping for the conditions and guide you in capturing stunning images. There is nothing like the smell of cool crisp mountain air, the sound of crunching powder under your feet and winter’s beautiful colour pallet. During this 7 day photography workshop, I will show you some of the best winter shooting locations in the Banff and Jasper areas of the Canadian Rockies.
Together we will explore the fundamentals for shooting in harsh conditions, how to keep ourselves and our gear protected from the elements and allow us to capture the desired shots. With small groups of passionate photographers we will be able to achieve greater amounts of time on location, while I teach you how to capture stunning images of your very own.
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 the glacier fed lakes to the astonishing mountain peaks, Banff National Park is filled with adventures waiting for you.
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 starry sky and if we happen to be very lucky maybe even the Northern Lights!
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
What is included:
6 Nights accommodation based upon double occupancy. Single rooms available for an additional fee.
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)
Meals and Beverages
Travel insurance (proof of insurance will be required)
Any sort of spare camera equipment
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
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
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
North American plugs
Appropriate clothing is a must, in the winter the weather can change quickly.
Outer waterproof/windproof jacket and pants
A warm but compact down jacket for the cold days
-20C and below parka is required to fight off the damage of cold weather
gloves, balaclavas and proper warm headwear required for the win tours as well
micro spikes or yack tracks for grip on our winter adventures
If you have any questions about the items you will need to bring feel free to email me.
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.
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
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.
Be aware we will be venturing out onto frozen lakes, these surfaces are uneven, very hard and extremely slippery. We also may encounter spots of deep snow which make hiking harder. The weather in some places can reach as -30C to -40C.
Dec. 7-13 2020
Min 3, Max 6 Participants