Join us as we explore the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve and its stunning location in the Canadian Rockies. We will spend the workshop photographing some of the best dark-sky locations in Jasper National Park and we’ll wrap up just in time for the Dark Sky Festival signature weekend hosted by Tourism Jasper.
I lived in Jasper and there are few photographers with better knowledge of its many photographic landscapes. This will be Jack’s 7th consecutive year attending the Jasper Dark Sky Festival, so being out under the stars in Jasper feels like being at a second home.
Our work from Jasper has been featured by National Geographic, NASA, the LA Times, and many other outlets.
4 Key Facts about the Jasper Dark Sky Workshop:
- Dates: Oct 20-24, 2019
- Cost: $1200 (CAD) per person
- Instructors: Jack Fusco and Jeff Bartlett
- Book Now: On Eventbrite
About the Jasper Dark Sky Photography Workshop
Jasper is the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve and home to some of the best stargazing you will ever encounter. The stunning scenery and easy-to-access locations make it the ideal location to hone your skills – whether you’re just starting out or if you’re a seasoned night-sky photographer.
During the workshop, we’ll work together to create some truly spectacular images, while covering in-depth tutorials for photographing star trails, capturing the Milky Way or northern lights and post-processing techniques.
The workshop ends on Thursday, October 24, but the Jasper Dark Sky Festival continues all weekend. We highly recommend our participants stick around, as there isn’t a better event for night sky enthusiasts. If you are staying in Jasper for a few extra days, plan to attend Beyond the Stars at Lake Annette and book tickets for both the Keynote presentation and SPACEtalks.
What to Expect
Our Canadian Rockies Dark Sky Photography Workshop is designed to maximize one-on-one learning, so we are including only ten participants along with two instructors. The excellent 5:1 ratio allow us plenty of flexibility, so we can tailor learning objectives and instructions to each photographer’s unique needs.
We’re also adamant that it’s important to not just learn how to capture more compelling images but also how to edit them, so we’ll spend afternoon sessions covering beginner to advanced post-processing practices.
Typically, we say our workshops are for everyone; however, this workshop has a few exceptions because we’re focusing strictly on the dark sky. Participants need to come prepared with requisite equipment. We hope everyone will come prepared to capture the night sky, meaning they’ll have at least one fast aperture lens, a sturdy tripod, a cable release, and be ready to stay out late!
We do have several planned sessions, but our curriculum is never set in stone. Our experience allows us to quickly adapt to our clients needs. If there are specific photography skills you want to learn or improve, we are there to help.
If you’re unsure of your gear or need advice on what bring/rent, please feel free to reach out! I’m more than happy to help you select what you will need.
- Welcome Session on October 20, 2019
- 4 nights shooting throughout Jasper National Park in a small group.
- 1 on 1 photography instruction opportunities
- Farewell session and image presentation on October 24, 2019
- Complimentary transportation during daily photography sessions
What’s Not Included
- Travel to and from Jasper
- Accommodation in Jasper*
- Meals while in Jasper
Although our workshop does not include accommodation, we will be based out of The Crimson hotel in Jasper. We will host daily post-processing sessions at the hotel and use it as a meeting point for our nightly photography excursions. We also have a group rate available, so it’s the easiest place to stay during the workshop; however, participants are free to make other arrangements provided they’re able to provide their own transportation to and from The Crimson.
What our Participants are Saying
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
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
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Other Workshop Opportunites
If you’d rather a travel photography workshop than a dark sky workshop, I have you covered! In collaboration with F8 Photo Workshops, I have two other events available: