Banff Photography Workshop: Autumn and Winter 2020 Workshop Information
I am thrilled to offer my one-day Banff Photography Workshop tours again this year. From October 2020 through March 2021, I hope to welcome aspiring photographers to Banff National Park, help them develop their skills behind the lens, and inspire them to spend more time outside.
For full details about my Banff Photography Workshop tours, including available dates, what to bring, and how to book, please visit my Canadian Rockies Workshop page.
Although I haven’t offered these tours since January 2020, I have received emails, Instagram messages, and a few phone calls. As I now plan to offer the tours again, beginning in October 2020, I thought I would put together this post to answer the most frequently asked questions!
Banff Photography Workshop FAQ
Are you concerned about Covid-19?
Yes, I am taking the Covid-19 pandemic very seriously and it is my chief concern regarding these workshops. With some teamwork, I am confident we can make these tours a success. These tours are designed for small groups and, this year, I will only offer 1-on-1 workshops or individual cohort-based workshops. As always, I offer a maximum group size of 3 participants to 1 instructor.
To take it a step further, whenever possible, we will practice social distancing. When that isn’t possible, we’ll wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times, as well.
Will it be crowded?
This is a difficult question! Banff National Park is busy; however, I work hard to avoid the crowds. During my workshops, I do not follow a scripted itinerary. I rely on my local knowledge to select locations that suit the weather, participants, and available time. I tend to balance classic spots, like Morant’s Curve or Lake Louise, with time at less-known locations.
There are a few different companies that operate photography tours throughout the park, so it isn’t unusual to cross paths, but I strive to limit our time at busy locations.
Do I need an dSLR?
You know what? I don’t own a dSLR! I shifted to mirrorless a few years ago and haven’t looked back.
For these workshops, I ask that participants bring a camera. It doesn’t matter if it’s your iPhone or recently released Canon eos R5. The goal of the one-day Banff Photography Workshop is to help you improve your photography, so we will focus on the equipment you use, learning composition techniques in the field, and understanding light. The camera isn’t a focus and won’t make a huge difference to your experience.
Can we shoot northern lights?
Maybe! I can never predict these things, but I do keep my eye on the forecast. This year, rather than setting out available dates, I am asking interested participants to contact me. This way, we can discuss your goals and plan the workshop accordingly. I know one workshop schedule doesn’t fit every situation. If you want to photograph the night sky and northern lights, we will try our best. If you want to capture sunrise, we’ll make it happen.
Learn More and Book Your Banff Photography Workshop
Last winter, I successfully hosted clients from around the globe. This year, I am focusing on the regional Canadian market. But the workshop experience remains quite similar. I’ll use my 10-years experience photographing the Canadian Rockies to our advantage. I’ll select photo locations that suit the weather, put my clients in position to capture beautiful images and provide assistance whenever required.
To learn more and/or to book your one-day Banff photography workshop, visit my Canadian Rockies Workshop Page or simply fill in this contact form and I’ll contact you!