πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canadian Photography Workshops

A group of photographers on a Canadian Photography Workshop with Nick Fitzhardinge

Small group photography workshops offered in the Canadian Rockies and other spectacular locations around Canada offered by Canadian landscape photographer Nick Fitzhardinge. These photography workshops are designed to be fun, engaging, and focused on learning while photographing jaw dropping landscapes.


2023 – Canadian Photography Workshops


Abraham Lake ‘Overnight Ice’ Bubble Photo Tours – Jan 14-15, Jan 21-22, & Jan 28-29 (1 night each)

Event cost: $450 + GST

Explore Abraham Lake and photograph the famous frozen ice bubbles this winter on these weekend photo adventures!

Dates: January 14th-15th, January 21st-22nd, & January 28th-29th

Frozen ice bubbles & winter photography in Banff National Park at its best! Select weekend based events in January giving you some of the best possibilities for photographing cool ice formation on Abraham Lake. Includes guiding & professional photography instruction. Max group size: 8 people / Meet in Banff. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation or carpool. A day trip option is available as well as the overnight options listed.


Winter in Banff: Chasing the ‘Milky Way’ Arch – Feb 18-20 (2 nights)

Event Cost: $675 + GST

Photograph snowy Canadian Rockies scenes by day and try your hand at capturing the elusive February winter milky way arch by night!

Date: February 18th-20th

A one of a kind β€œBanff stargazing” experience – during this 2 night (long weekend) photography workshop you will photograph classic Canadian Rockies winter scenery by day, along with the rare opportunity to capture the February milky way arch by night!

Our base in Banff will allow us a central location from which to reach a range of iconic shooting locations that you can put your own unique twist on with the guidance of your instructor Nick Fitzhardinge. There will be lots of time to learn about technical settings, light, astrophotography, composition, & processing in a small group setting with many 1v1 opportunities.

Add in a canyon walk on the second day and you will have lots of chances to capture unique images of the Canadian Rockies & improve your photography on this multi-day winter photo workshop!


The Full Moon Photo Adventure – Jan 7-8 & Feb 4-5 (1 night each)

Event Cost: $395 + GST

Capture a full moon event, explore for different perspectives & chase the light in the Lake Louise area on these winter photo adventures!

Dates: January 7th-8th, & February 4th-5th

Explore Banff National Park with your camera this winter while based in beautiful Lake Louise!

This weekend based event will allow you the chance to photograph 2 full moon sets right as the sun rises on both the Saturday & Sunday. You will also get the opportunity to do some short easy walking during the day to explore for different angles and create personal images over the course of our time together.

We will meet an hour before sunrise on Saturday at 7.30am in the Banff area where we will photograph sunrise before driving to Lake Louise where we will be based for the night. The afternoon will have more exploring for photos and in the early evening we will have the opportunity to photograph the night sky as well. The event will finish at 11am on Sunday morning after photographing our second sunrise.


Lightroom/Photoshop Photo Editing Classes – Feb 25 & Mar 25

Event Cost: $195 + GST

Practical photo editing sessions using Lightroom & Photoshop for photographers. Learn, practice and develop your skills in post processing!

Dates: February 25th or March 25th

Time/Location: 9.30am – 3.30pm at the Canmore Rec Centre

Another important piece of the puzzle as a photographer is photo editing or post processing. You’ve worked hard to capture the photos in the field and now it’s time to bring the RAW files to life but we often avoid it as it can be overwhelming knowing what to do or where to start.

This introductory session will go over the basics of using Lightroom and Photoshop helping to overcome that hurdle. I’ll take you through my simple process showing you how I use both programs. Bring your laptop with photo editing software installed (preferably with Lightroom and Photoshop) to work along on the provided examples as well as on your own images.

I look forward to helping you develop or refine your photo editing process so you can level up your photography!


September 14th-16th & 17th-19th – Yellowknife Aurora Chasing Tours (NWT)

Visit Yellowknife and the far North of Canada to photograph the Northern Lights during peak fall colour and the darkest nights of September!

Event cost: $1095 + GST

There are two events to choose from:

  • September 14th -16th We will meet at 2pm on the 14th and wrap up very late on the 16th (possibly up to 2am on the 17th) making for 3 nights of aurora chasing!
  • September 17th -19th We will meet at 2pm on the 17th and wrap up very late on the 19th (possibly up to 2am on the 20th) making for 3 nights of aurora chasing!

What is included?

Aurora Photography and peak fall colours in the Northwest Territories! Professional photography instruction & expert guidance from a certified guide and licensed NWT tourism operator. This event is timed to the darkest nights of September so we will have no additional light in the night sky making for enhanced aurora shooting conditions!

What is NOT included in the event?

* Accommodation – Contact me for recommendations. We will have a central meeting place close to everyone’s accommodation.

* Transport – Car pooling may be available so please get in touch if you are interested in that, but be prepared to organize your own rental car should that possibility not be available.

* Travel, medical & equipment insurance. I highly recommend you purchase these before embarking on this trip, especially to cover yourself in case you have to isolate due to covid 19 and will therefore not be able to participate. Refunds will not be issued for reasons due to Covid-19 (although a transfer to a future event may be an option) – having adequate coverage is essential.

* Food/drink

* Your flights and travel to Yellowknife, NWT.

Enjoy some images from what this time of year brings in the Northwest Territories:


Mt Assiniboine Photo Adventures – Dates TBD

Event Cost: $1350 + GST

MT ASSINIBOINE PHOTO ADVENTURES (2 and 3 night options)

What to expect: Dark skies, summer wildflowers, alpine hiking, numerous lakes, wide open views, pristine wilderness, a beautiful trail system, wildflowers, wildlife, and if it’s clear, the opportunity to photograph the night sky punctuated by the giant triangular apex of Mt Assiniboine.

A moderate level of fitness is required. Walking distances of between 6 – 10km per day with elevation gains of approximately 300 metres per day to reach the different areas in the region. You will need to be able to carry your camera gear & any necessities with you over these distances. A small group size limited to 6 participants to keep our impact low and maximize your learning experience through my photography instruction & mentoring.

This is a camping based adventure staying at the Magog Lake campground. Participants will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, & sleeping mat along with food for the duration of our stay with the exception of the first night where I will cook for the group. Experience is recommended but not essential as we will be assisting you with any camp related tasks as needed. It is a great way to unplug, get off the grid and connect with the outdoors!

I am a licensed guide in Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park with current first aid and advanced wilderness first aid certifications & have taken many prior trips into the Mt Assiniboine region. This workshop is suitable for all levels of photography experience as there will be many one on one opportunities throughout our time together. I will be by your side providing all that I know and love about landscape photography. This is a unique & potentially once in a lifetime experience – You will never forget photographing β€˜The Matterhorn of The Rockies’ from the Nublet!

Contact me at nick@mountainphototours.ca to receive more information outlining the itinerary, what to bring, the terms and conditions of participation, booking & refund policies.

* Pricing includes the helicopter flight transportation to and from the area from the Mt Shark helipad, camping reservations, 1v1 photography instruction throughout the trip, a professional ACMG/IGA Hiking Guide, and dinner on the first night.


Dates TBD – Dusk to Dawn: Night Photography Adventure

Develop your night photography skills and capture unique angles of the Canmore area on these almost all night weekend photo adventures!

Event Cost: $375 + GST

Date: 2023 dates TBD

Join a Canmore local for a full night photographing from dusk to dawn. Learn all about night photography and push your camera to it’s limits as we photograph on the darkest nights of April and July! We will start before sunset to go over your gear and get settled before the night begins. Once it gets dark get ready to be in awe of how your camera sees Canmore by night and if we are lucky we will head to a dark location to photograph the milky way in the early hours of the morning before sunrise!


COVID-19 WORKSHOP POLICY

* We will follow all of Alberta Health’s recommended safety guidelines at the time of a workshop.

*All participants must self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and isolate immediately if they present symptoms.

*There are no refunds should a participant become ill during the workshop.


Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us at reservations@mountainphototours.ca to make a photography workshop inquiry or arrange a customized private photography workshop here.

Travel, medical & equipment insurance is highly recommended for all photography workshops. Obtaining specific coverage for Covid-19 should be a consideration when purchasing your policy.


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