Come and enjoy the many splendours of the Kananaskis Provincial Park & Banff National Parks in Alberta, Canada during the peak of the Canadian winter. Explore parts of the Canadian Rockies in both a location and in a season few photographers ever witness. Come and see the amazing sunrise and sunsets of the Rocky Mountains and visit some of the hidden gems of landscape photography.
Please note that this is not a teaching style photo workshop but rather an intense photo tour emphasizing maximum time and opportunity for field photography. Please note that these tours are for people with a keen interest in photography who want in-depth immersion into field photography with a group of like-minded individuals (six to seven participants max). In all tours there will be ample opportunity to share experiences and techniques with other participants. Please be advised that you should be fit enough to hike with your gear in winter conditions.
- Banff National Park is the third oldest national park in the world and certainly one of the most magnificent. We begin at sunrise on Lake Louise, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness.” Let your lens take in the artistry of the sun’s rays as they paint the glassy surface of the water with radiant hues. Continue taking advantage of the morning light as we move into view of Victoria Glacier, a towering presence at the head of the lake.
- Capture some of Banff’s most majestic sights along the Mount Norquay Scenic Drive, including Mount Rundle, Bow Valley and the park’s varied wildlife.
- Take in the majestic sights found along the Vermillion Lakes Scenic Drive. Seize the opportunity of the winter season to document some of nature’s delicate details, from the frosty morning mist hovering over reflecting pools to the feathery patterns in the ice
- Craft portraits of this theatrical season at Johnston Canyon, where you will encounter waterfalls frozen in time and giant icicles suspended from cliff faces in uniquely dramatic poses.
- A ride along picturesque Tunnel Mountain Scenic Drive will lead us to Surprise Corner and Hoodoos Viewpoint, both of which boast remarkably gorgeous geological sights.
Dates & Cost
Single day journeys for January 21, 22 2011
- $249 per participant. Limited to 3 participants per day.
- Transportation and all entrance fees
- In-the-field instruction
- Digital Review sessions
- 5am departure from Calgary. Approx 8pm return time.
Weather – We will be shooting mainly outdoors, bring a variety of clothing and it is recommended to dress in layers to suit changing weather conditions. Good walking shoes or snow boots would be an asset as would appropriate cover materials for your gear.
Equipment – As landscapes and wildlife opportunities are abundant, it is recommended to pack at least 18-200mm range lenses, extra batteries and lots of storage. A tripod with a carry case and a towel to wipe down equipment is also recommended.