Jasper Fall Retreat
Jasper Fall Retreat
Min 4, Max 6 Participants
Jasper National Park is a gem of a location. Located in the heart of the Rockies the Jasper is home to gorgeous lakes, beautiful peaks and an abundance of wildlife.
On our 6 day adventure we will explore the best locations the park has to offer. Seeing locations like Pyramid Lake, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and more.
The night sky is always a stunning sight to behold and Jasper is one of the worlds dark sky sites, where the towns light pollution has little affect on the sky. We will spend our evening keeping an eye out for aurora warnings and the Milky Way.
Jasper is home to all sorts of incredible wildlife, everything from elk, deer, moose, bears, wolves and even bald eagles and ospreys. At this time of year our elk, moose and mountain goat rut. We may be lucky to see some of the unique mating behaviours that only happen during this time of year.
Keep in mind with landscape, astro and wildlife nothing is ever a guarantee. We work on mother natures timeline and get what she gives us.
What You Will Learn:
- Pre Planning and Location Scouting
- How to create compelling landscape compositions.
- How to 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 sky
- Post Processing Basics in (Photoshop or Lightroom)
- Long exposure photography
- Panoramic photography
- Timelapse Photography
What is Included:
- 5 Nights accommodation based upon double occupancy. (single occupancy available for a fee).
- Photography Instruction
- Local Guide
- Guided access to all locations.
- Fees and Commercial Permits
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare to and from Edmonton Ab Canada
- Transportation to Jasper National Park & during workshop (including fuel)
- Meals and Beverages
- Travel insurance (proof of insurance will be required)
- 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)
If you are a wildlife enthusiast addition lenses are recommend, ranging from 70-200mm, 100-400mm, 200-600mm and long primes like 400mm, 500mm, 600mm. A addition of a teleconverter (1.4x or 2x) never hurts to have.
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
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
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.
MEET UP IN JASPER
SUNSET AT PYRAMID LAKE
SUNRISE AT ATHABASCA FALLS
SUNSET AT SUNWAPTA FALLS
SUNRISE AT MALIGNE LAKE
SUNSET AT PATRICIA LAKE
SUNRISE PYRAMID LAKE
SUNSET AT JASPER LAKE
SUNRISE AT ANNETTE LAKE
DAY TRIP TO SPIRIT ISLAND
SUNSET AT TALBOT LAKE
SUNRISE AT LAKE EDITH.
EACH DAY WE WILL SET ASSIDE TIME IN MID DAY OR EVENING TO WORK ON POST PROCESSING.
POST SUNRISE AND PRE SUNSET WILL BE USED FOR ANY WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS & EVENINGS WILL BE TBD FOR ANY ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY.
NOTE: THIS ITINERARY IS APPROXIMATE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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.
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 Jasper:
You will need to fly into Edmonton Ab Canada. From the airport you will need to rent a car and head west to our first meeting point Maps and exact itinerary will be provided prior to our workshop.
Min 4, Max 6 Participants