Canadian Rockies - Sept. 23-27 2019

 

We’re going to Jasper and Banff!

Castle Mountain
Milky Way

Itinerary

  • Day 0 – Arrive at Calgary airport. NPS will provide transportation to the Lake Louise area of Banff.
  • Day 1 – We’ll photograph the deep blue waters of Lake Moraine in Banff NP in the morning. Breakfast will be provided for participants. After the morning session, NPS will drive participants to our northern base of Jasper while making stops along the way in the icefields for instruction and shooting opportunities. Dinner will be in the town of Jasper followed by an evening photography session at the mountain-lined Medicine Lake.
  • Day 2 – Our morning photography session will be of iconic Pyramid Mountain reflected in clear waters. Breakfast is provided. We’ll be on the watch for any good wildlife situations during our days in Jasper. Elk, Mountain Sheep, Black Bear, Coyotes, and Moose are all possible. After the morning, we will have an instructional session before lunchtime. After lunch in Jasper, we will resume the education session. Our evening photography session will hit two great locations – first Maligne Canyon and then the iconic Maligne Lake. If conditions are good, we may have an evening astrophotography session.
  • Day 3 – We will shoot first light on Mt. Cavell using a small pond for reflections and foreground opportunities. After breakfast we will have an instructional session with helpful image reviews. Lunch will be held in Jasper. After concluding the instructional session and dinner in Jasper, we’ll spend the evening photographing Sunwapta Falls and the broad Athabasca River. This night is a possible date for astrophotography.
  • Day 4 – After a morning photography session at the roaring Athabasca Falls and breakfast, NPS will transport participants back to Lake Louise making stops for photographic opportunities and instruction at Tangle Falls or other icefield locations. We’ll lunch at the Icefield Centre. Dinner will held in the Lake Louise area before an evening session photographing in the Bow Lake and Waterfowl Lakes area.
  • Day 5 – Participants will have a choice of destinations for the final morning. Those eager for a mountain hike can take in the golden larches of Larch Valley in peak color while other participants will photograph the azure Peyto Lake and the meandering Bow River. The group will join up for a late lunch and a final educational session focusing on post-processing. We’ll all have a group dinner in the town of Banff before concluding with an evening photographing Mt. Rundle at sunset reflected in the serene Vermillion Lakes.
  • Day 6 – NPS will provide transportation to the Calgary airport.

Gallery

Included

  • Enthusiastic professional photography instructor
  • Non-stop education on location
  • Constructive & friendly image reviews
  • Comprehensive classes on editing techniques
  • Lodging for 6 nights (beginning the night before the start of the workshop)
  • Private transportation to all activities
  • Group dinner on the last evening
  • All park permits
  • Continental breakfast, Coffee & Tea every morning
  • Fun, friends, and learning that’ll last a lifetime!

Not Included

  • Airfare to the area
  • Travel/trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals excluding breakfasts

Logistics

For the duration of the workshop NPS provides all transportation in comfortable SUV’s or minivans. Food planning is carefully considered so breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are at our fingertips for every meal. Accommodations at hotels are also pre-arranged, often at a discounted group rate, so the whole group stays at the same location. There is of course a customized approach to planning every trip, so 60 days prior we send preparation materials including a gear & packing list, as well as comprehensive logistical details unique to every trip. With this approach we ensure that shooting, learning, and maximizing your opportunity to soak in the natural beauty of our destination is your only concern. Any specific questions regarding logistics for this trip? Feel free to Contact Us!

Registration

$ 2450

Tuition

6

Maximum Participants