Enhance your holiday and elevate your photography with these customized one-day photography workshops in the Canadian Rockies.
From Lake Louise to Mt Rundle, Banff National Park is home to some of Canada’s most photogenic landscapes. And while these landscapes are our main focus, they’re are infinite possibilities. Looking further west, Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge highlight the spectacular Yoho National Park. To the east, Canmore and Kananaskis Country offer equally-stunning but lesser-known opportunities.
Whether you are just learning photography or building your portfolio, it’s easy to feel inspired by the Canadian Rockies. The images that likely inspired your visit were taken in these same settings, but it’s always difficult to plan your own landscape shoot in unfamiliar locations. Learning how light and weather interact with the local landscape takes years, which is why I am excited to offer these one-on-one photography workshops in Banff and Yoho National Park. With more than a decade of experience photographing the Canadian Rockies, I promise to use my intimate knowledge of this landscape to help you capture the best possible images during your visit.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these workshops are being offered with unique protocols. All workshop participants must be fully vaccinated.
Transportation details will be discussed with each group.
About the Photography Workshops in the Canadian Rockies
“The workshop was well organized with many concepts and examples presented that helped me improve my photography beyond what I am doing now. Needless to say, this was an outstanding travel photography workshop.”Ruben Rodz, former participant
These tours aren’t scripted. They’re flexible so that we’re always photographing the best landscapes in the best available light. Throughout it all, we’ll discuss camera controls and photography techniques to give you new skills that you can take with you on future photography shoots.
Tours are also suitable for any ability level. If you’re just beginning to explore photography, we’ll make sure you not only capture stronger images but also start to truly understand your camera gear. For more advanced photographers, we’ll focus on improving field techniques like selecting compositions and working creatively with natural light. No matter your level, we’ll see some of the Canadian Rockies best scenery. Each tour will include multiple locations, balanced between the iconic scenes and local spots few visitors have the opportunity to photograph.
About Jeff Bartlett
“Jeff is a natural teacher. He is relaxed and easygoing, with a keen eye for his student’s strengths and weaknesses and a willingness to put himself second and their experience first.”Kita Roberts, return participant
I focus on the art and craft of adventure, blending photography, video and writing with a keen passion for story. Since returning to Canada in 2011, after four years abroad, I have lived and worked in the Canadian Rockies. My clients include online publications like National Geographic, Afar.com, and Geo Magazine; destination marketing organizations, including Travel Alberta and Banff Lake Louise Tourism; and major retail brands, such as Eddie Bauer, Samsung Canada and Toyota.
Over the past five years, I’ve developed a passion for teaching photography. I’ve been fortunate to lead workshops through the Alberta Rockies and across the globe. Alongside these one-on-one workshops in Banff and Yoho National Parks, I host a series of annual workshops, including: Jasper Dark Sky Photo Workshop, f/8 Scotland, and f/8 Faroe Islands. Beyond these scheduled tours, I’ve hosted seven and 14-day trips in Iceland, Morocco, Peru, and Cuba.
I have hands-on experience with Sony, Nikon and Canon equipment; however, I primarily shoot with Sony mirrorless cameras and a mix of both Sony and Sigma Lenses. I also own an Olympus micro4/3rds camera system, which I use on extended backcountry trips.
What to bring:
- Camera – While it truly doesn’t matter if you bring the latest mirrorless camera or an iPhone, I recommend either a mirrorless camera or dSLR.
- Lenses – Whenever possible, I recommend a wide angle lens and a telephoto. My go-to travel combo is always the 16-35mm and 70-200mm lenses.
- Tripod – Essential for low light photography, bring a tripod that’s small enough you’ll carry it around but large enough that it’ll support your camera.
- Filters – Although they’re far from necessary, both ND and graduated ND filters are excellent tools to carry.
- Spare batteries – It’s always important to carry a backup battery, especially in the winter when cold temperatures drastically reduce battery life.
- Memory Cards – We’re going to some of the Rockies’ most iconic landscapes, so make sure to bring enough memory cards to capture images along the way!
What You Need to Know
5-hour workshop costs:
- One-to-One tour: $380.95+GST = $400 per person
- Two-to-one tour: $309.52 + GST = $325 per person*
- Three-to-one tour: $238.10 + GST = $250 per person*
* All workshops must be booked in a single reservation. It is the responsibility of the participant making the reservation to select the option that is right for themself or their group.
None photography-focused participants (a spouse or friend traveling with the participant) is welcome to attend free of charge. Any photography instruction and guiding will focus entirely on the paying participants.
- 5-hour photography tour in Banff National Park and/or Yoho National Park
- Tea, Coffee, basic snacks
- Transportation to/from Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, or Canmore.
- Accommodation in Banff
Give Back to Nature
In February 2021, I joined Give Back to Nature and its Global Artist program to combat deforestation, fight climate change, tackle the current global plastic waste problem.
For every one-day workshop booked, I will contribute to clean-up 150 plastic bottles.
Payment is required when you make your reservation. Cancellations are accepted 7 days prior to the tour, but are subject to a 25% non-refundable booking fee.
Some of my best images have been created in terrible weather, so it’s rare that I will cancel a workshop due to conditions; however, I reserve the right to cancel if conditions are unsafe. This will only occur if the temperature drops below -30C/-22F or if Environment Canada issues a Severe Weather Warning.
In the event I must cancel a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. I will not be liable for expenses incurred outside of my workshop, such as airfare or accommodations.
By reserving a one-on-one workshop, you are agreeing to the following:
- You will sign a participant waiver prior to beginning the workshop
- You are responsible for your own wellbeing and will not hold Jeff Bartlett Media Inc. or Jeff Bartlett liable in case of injury. You understand that your participation is done at your own risk.
- You do not have any pre-existing medical conditions that prevent you from participating in the workshop, including, but not limited to, traveling at high elevations, light hiking to photography locations, and carrying your camera equipment.
- Neither Jeff Bartlett Media Inc nor Jeff Bartlett provide participants with public liability or photography equipment insurance.
- You agree to never hold Jeff Bartlett Media Inc. or Jeff Bartlett, or any other members responsible for injuries that may happen during the scheduled activities. This release extends and applies to all injuries, damages, loss and liability.
I am excited to offer these photography workshops in the Canadian Rockies throughout summer and autumn 2021 and the upcoming winter season.
To inquire about available dates and to book your workshop, please email me or fill in the follow contact form:
Additional Workshop Opportunities
Along with these one-day photography workshops in the Canadian Rockies, I also lead week-long photo tours both in Canada and abroad. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, we are evaluating our destination workshops and will have announcements soon. Past events include: