πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canadian Rockies Photography Workshops


2021


Abraham Lake weekend ‘overnight ice’ bubble Photo Tours x3 – January 2-3, 9-10, & 16-17 (1 night each)

Event cost: $625 + GST

Description

Frozen ice bubbles & winter photography in Banff National Park at its best! 3 weekend based events on the first three weekends of January giving you some of the best possibilities for photographing cool ice formation on Abraham Lake. Includes a private room for the night, transportation, & professional photography instruction. Max group size: 5 people, Pick up/Drop off in Banff.

We will start with sunrise in the Banff area and then explore along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park before arriving at Abraham Lake where we will photograph sunset, night (optional) & sunrise!

*Ice cleats provided


Canadian Rockies Winter Photography Tour – January 21-24 (3 nights/4 days) with Sarah Lyndsay

A long exposure over cracked ice at Preachers Point. Photo: Sarah Lyndsay
A long exposure over cracked ice at Preachers Point. Photo: Sarah Lyndsay

Event cost: $1795 + GST

Description

This 4 day Canadian Rockies winter photography tour is designed to take you to the best photography locations in Banff, Yoho & beyond whilst chasing the most dramatic light and weather conditions. You will have two of Canada’s most passionate landscape photographers with local knowledge of The Canadian Rockies by your side every step of the way assisting you in achieving all of your photographic goals.

The highlights of this adventure will be photographing the frozen bubbles on the icy surface of Abraham Lake, enjoying the ice magic festival in Lake Louise & exploring both Banff & Yoho National Parks.

A small group size with 2 instructors/guides maximizes your learning experience through their photography instruction & mentoring. This workshop is suitable for all levels of photography experience from a complete beginner to the advanced photographer as there will be many one on one opportunities throughout our time together. We will be by your side providing all that we know and love about landscape photography & The Canadian Rockies.

This is a great opportunity to have an in-depth photography adventure, to walk away a better photographer, to make new friends, and most importantly to have fun. We look forward to welcoming you to this spectacular part of Canada!

All transportation and private accommodation is included over the course of the 3 nights (all of which will be in Lake Louise so that we are central to our shooting locations).

Post Processing using Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered – bring a laptop to take full advantage!

Locations we will visit include:

  • Lake Louise (Ice magic festival and amazing ice sculptures)
  • Abraham Lake (frozen ice bubbles)
  • Castle Mountain
  • Emerald Lake
  • The Natural Bridge
  • Bow Lake
  • Vermilion Lakes
  • & many more!

*Ice cleats provided

*Masks will be worn at all times in the vehicles & social distancing will be maintained when outside of them.


Yellowknife Northern Lights Chasing Tour x2 – March 12th-15th & March 17th-20th (3 nights each)

Event cost: $1475 + GST

Visit Yellowknife and the far North of Canada to photograph the Northern Lights in a winter landscape during the darkest nights of March!

2 Events to choose from:

  1. Friday March 12 – Monday March 15
  2. Wednesday March 17 – Saturday March 20th

What is included?

  • Aurora Photography in the Northwest Territories!
  • Twin shared room for 3 nights, breakfasts, transportation, & professional photography instruction
  • Guide/instructor (Nick Fitzhardinge)
  • Max group size: 5 people
  • Pick up/Drop off at Yellowknife Airport

We will chase the Northern lights three nights in a row to a number of locations in and around Yellowknife while staying at a cozy bed & breakfast in Old Town, Yellowknife. There are two events, one on March 12-15th & the other March 17th-20th. Make sure to select the dates that you want upon checkout.

What should I bring to the event?

DSLR/Mirrorless camera, wide angle lenses, tripod, filters, camera bag, cold weather clothing – lots of layers, mitts, beanie/toque, insulated winter boots, thermals, down jacket, face/neck warmer, lots of spare batteries, spare memory cards, headlamp & plenty of energy! We suggest the widest fastest lens that you can bring for capturing the aurora as your most important piece of camera equipment. Ask us for our suggestions! (Telephoto lenses are also nice to bring just in case as we will photograph some edge of the day light too).

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

We will be meeting at 2pm in Yellowknife on day 1 of the tour at our accommodation, checking in and having lunch together. I will pick you up and drop you off at the Yellowknife airport.

How cold will it be and will there be snow & wild weather?

This time of year can be very cold but sometimes it is mild too. Expect anything and even extreme sub zero temperatures of -40 Celcius (-40F) are not uncommon. We will only photograph in safe conditions however so come prepared in case we go out for short bursts of very cold weather shooting. Bring thin inner gloves and large winter gloves for over the top of those which makes camera operation much easier in the cold. Winter boots are essential and a down jacket is too. The beauty of March is it is often the clearest month of the year in this area which will maximize our chances for good aurora viewing!

What is NOT included in the event?

* All food and drink except breakfasts which are included.

* Travel and medical insurance. I highly recommend you purchase these before embarking on this trip.

* Your flights and travel to Yellowknife, NWT. Once you arrive into Yellowknife I will pick you up and take care of the rest!

How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

Contact me via email nick@mountainphototours.ca. I look forward to hearing from you!


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

Travel & medical insurance is strongly recommended for all photography workshops.


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