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.


2023-24 – Canadian Photography Workshops


May 20th, Aug 19th & Nov 11th – Dusk to Dawn: Banff/Canmore Night Photography Adventures

Develop your night photography skills and capture unique angles of the Banff & Canmore areas on these all night weekend photo adventures!

Event Cost: $375 + GST

Dates: May 20th, August 19th or November 11th. Select the date you want to attend when booking.

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 some of the darkest nights of May, August & November! 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 Banff & Canmore by night and if we are lucky we will have opportunities to photograph the stars, the milky way & the aurora!


Sept 14th-16th, Sept 17th-19th, March 8-11 – 2023-24 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! Or Choose to come during the darkest nights of March 2024 for the winter wonderland experience!

Event cost: $1075 + GST

There are three events to choose from:

  • September 14th -16th, 2023 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, 2023 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!
    • March 8th-11th, 2024 We will meet at 2pm on the 8th and wrap up in the morning on the 11th making for 3 nights of aurora chasing! More details and a booking link for this specific tour are here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/599038288647

What is included?

Aurora Photography and peak fall colours (or a snowy winter wonderland if joining in March) 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 and March 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 of our images from the Northwest Territories:


Banff ‘Light, Lines & Layers’ Landscape Photography Workshop – October 26th-29th, 2023

Event Cost: $895 + GST

Expertly photograph the dramatic transition to winter in Banff National Park by focusing on light, lines & layers on this guided landscape photography workshop!

Date: October 26th-29th, 2023 (3 nights)

What to expect

This 3 night Banff landscape photography workshop focuses on chasing dramatic light during one of the most photogenic times of year, the transition to winter. It is the perfect time to photograph as the crowds have died down, the landscape is covered with fresh snowfall & frost, and yet the lakes remain mostly unfrozen. The fragile, fleeting icy edges of these lakes and their accompanying rivers provide additional leading lines that we will take advantage of when searching for compositions at each location.

Our base will be in Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park and each day we’ll venture to different locations in the surrounding area depending on the light and weather. During one sunset we will visit the top of the Banff Gondola (included in the event cost) for photographing mountain layers so come prepared with your telephoto lens!

By the end of the workshop you will have captured some amazing photographs, have learnt new techniques or sharpened your skills, and made new friends in the Canadian Rockies.

What’s Included:

  • Personalized photography Instruction from an expert in the field of landscape photography as well as a certified 4 season hiking guide (ACMG & IGA) as your leader.
  • 1x ticket to the top of the Banff Gondola

What’s Not Included:

  • Accommodation. Our base for the workshop will be in Lake Louise. We recommend staying at the Lake Louise Inn where we’ll meet each day.
  • Travel (you will need to have your own mode of transport although car pooling may be available, get in touch to find out)
  • Meals
  • Insurance (medical, travel and equipment)
  • National Park Pass (can be obtained from the park entry gate or the visitor information centre)

2024 Abraham Lake ‘Overnight Ice’ Bubble Photo Tours – Two sets of dates: Dec 31-Jan 1 (New Years with bubbles!) or Jan 13-14 (Dark night skies!)

Event cost: $475 + GST

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

Dates: December 31st-January 1st (New Years Eve + Day) or January 13th-14th (Dark night skies)

Frozen ice bubbles & winter photography in Banff National Park at its best! Select from two small group events in December & January giving you some of the best possibilities for photographing cool ice formation on Abraham Lake. Includes guiding & professional photography instruction. Meet in Banff at sunrise on the first day, finish at lunch on the following day. Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation in Nordegg (contact us for a recommendation) as well as transportation. Carpooling may be available.


Lake Louise ‘Mid-Winter Magic’ Winter Landscape Photography Workshop – January 25th-28th, 2024

Event Cost: $975 + GST

Capture magical Canadian Rockies winter landscapes while based in Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park, during the ice magic festival!

Date: January 25th-28th, 2024 (3 nights)

What to expect

This 3 night winter landscape photography workshop focuses on capturing snowy winter wonderland scenery and amazing icy details that are the highlights of mid winter in Banff National Park. It really is the best time to visit the Canadian Rockies!

Our base will be in Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park and each day we’ll venture to different locations in the surrounding area depending on the light and weather. During one sunset session we will stay for blue hour among the ice sculptures and the ice castle that is on the frozen solid surface of Lake Louise!

By the end of the workshop you will have captured some amazing photographs, have learnt new techniques or sharpened your skills, and made new friends in the Canadian Rockies.

Itinerary

Meet at 2pm on Thursday January 25th in Lake Louise, and finish at 11am on Sunday January 28th. 3 nights and 3 days of jam packed locations, learning & fun! The exact itinerary will be light and weather dependant, we will stay flexible on this workshop. Our central base in Lake Louise will allow us to move in multiple directions efficiently with Abraham Lake, the Icefields Parkway, Emerald Lake, the Three Sisters, Castle Mountain & the Banff area being some of our location highlights.

What’s Included:

  • Personalized photography Instruction from an expert in the field of landscape photography as well as a certified 4 season hiking guide (ACMG & IGA) as your leader.

What’s Not Included:

  • Accommodation. Our base for the workshop will be in Lake Louise. We recommend staying at the Lake Louise Inn where we’ll meet each day.
  • Travel (you will need to have your own mode of transport although car pooling may be available, get in touch to find out)
  • Meals
  • Insurance (medical, travel and equipment)
  • National Park Pass (can be obtained from the park entry gate or the visitor information centre)

2024 Winter in Banff: Chasing the ‘Milky Way’ Arch – Feb 17-19

Event Cost: $725 + 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 17th-19th, 2024

A one of a kind Banff winter photo workshop 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 just after the moon has set, and right before dawn!

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 twist on with the help of your guide, Nick Fitzhardinge. There will be lots of time to learn about technical settings, light, astrophotography, composition, all 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!


Mt Assiniboine Photo Adventures – June 25th-28th (SOLD OUT)

Event Cost: $1475 + GST

MT ASSINIBOINE PHOTO ADVENTURES (3 nights)

What to expect: Alpine lakes, wide open views, pristine wilderness, a beautiful trail system, wildflowers, wildlife, and if it’s clear, the opportunity to photograph the giant triangular apex of Mt Assiniboine. This trip is timed to the early spring in the mountains so there will be lots of unique photographic opportunities.

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 5 participants to keep our impact low and maximize your learning experience through my photography instruction & mentoring.

This is a hut based adventure staying in the Naiset Huts. Participants will need to bring a sleeping bag, along with food for the duration of our stay. 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, hut reservations, 1v1 photography instruction throughout the trip, and a professional ACMG/IGA Hiking Guide.


PHOTO WORKSHOP & TOUR TERMS & CONDITIONSVisit our page HERE to read over our payment, booking, return, refund, & cancellation policies as well as our limitation of liability & other participant considerations.


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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