Canadian Rockies Photo Workshop
6 spots available
July 15 - 20, 2018
Guided by Chase Teron & Jenni Lisacek
Cost: $2,400 USD/person
Join us on an expedition photography workshop to capture the breathtaking Rocky Mountains landscapes where we visit 3 National Parks in 7 days. We will see incredible mountain ranges, lakes, reflections, rivers, wildlife while we hike, kayak, and go on a boat ride in Jasper. What you will learn in this workshop is how to scout for locations, how to master your DSLR, how to shoot long exposures during the day (ND filters, Graduated filters), how to shoot time-lapses, and mastering astrophotography.
We will wake up before the sun rises each morning to photograph the sunrises in beautiful locations to see the sun hit the peaks of the mountains and enjoy calm lake conditions. Afterwards we will enjoy breakfast at local restaurants or on the go when we are hiking. Depending on the size of the group and the physical fitness we can decide as a group which hikes we will do.
This workshop is focused on the technical aspect of setting up landscape shots, compositions, as well as a full day of post work editing while staying in a lodge surrounded by mountains. After the editing session, we will head out to photograph the Milky Way and cross our fingers for the Northern Lights. All meals are included, National Park passes, water, transportation once arrived in Banff, 2 instructors lessons in field and workflow, and accommodation during the tour.
Canadian Rockies Itinerary & Getting Here
3 National Parks in 7 days
Day 2 (Lake Louise, Banff National Park): Starting off the day bright and early to photograph blue hour after a 1.5hr hike or the option to shoot sunrise without hiking. We will be in the Lake Louise area to witness the turquoise blue lakes surrounded by mountains, dense forest, and possibility to see wildlife (moose, caribou, bears)
Practicing newly learned techniques and addition of new skills.
Lunch and Dinner in Lake Louise
Shooting sunset in the area then the Milky Way
Hotel in Lake Louise
Day 1 (Banff National Park):
Starting first thing in the morning to catch the blue hour and sunrise. Water bottles, snacks/fruit and coffee to go.
Spending the afternoon photographing and venturing around Banff then lunch in town.
The afternoon working on landscape compositions and essential landscape techniques to be used for the remainder of the workshop. Going to the best spots around Banff National Park and shooting sunset
Astro photography starting at midnight.
Day 3: (Lake Louise, Banff National Park)
Photographing an iconic lake Canadian landscape at Sunrise. The perfect opportunity to shoot a sunrise timelapse.
Headed up for an easy 3 hour round trip hike to photograph the Rocky Mountains from a high up perspective.
Heading down for lunch then to photograph early afternoon and photographing the sunset.
Hotel: Lake Louise
Day 4: (Yoho National Park)
Photographing Sunrise and hiking around the back of the lake, also photographing the waterfalls in the area.
Heading down the world famous Icefield's Parkway on route to Jasper photographing sunset at a breathtaking location.
Astrophotography at some hidden locations on our way to Jasper and locations in Jasper.
Day 5: Arrived in Jasper National Park
Earning morning boat ride heading to photograph one of Canada's most famous locations. Free boat ride included
Shooting wildlife: Bears, Moose, Caribou
Exploring new heights in Jasper for sunset
Hotel: Editing class and having dinner catered in.
Astrophotography night 2 in Jasper
Day 6: Exploring Jasper National Park
Shooting sunrise and early morning light at two locations. Always chasing the golden hours!
Short day hike in the area - 2-4hrs easy hike
Heading back to Banff - Photograph Icefield's Parkway
Flex time or photograph more Astrophotography
Day 7: Banff National Park
Shooting Sunrise at breathtaking at a breathtaking lake
Photograph wildlife in the area
Editing and work flow presentation round 2
Tour finishing at 1pm after lunch
Shuttle Banff to YYC for flight home
Canadian Rockies Photo Workshop Cost $2,400 USD (+ $400 for single occupancy)
Included in the price
Accommodations (Lodges, Hotel, and Chateau) based on double occupancy
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Transportation - from Banff NP to Yoho NP and to Jasper NP return to Banff
National Park Fees
Canoes and Kayaks - 1hr session at one lake of your choice
Boat ride in Jasper National Park
Photo Editing Workshops (Lightroom, Photoshop)
Photo Technical Workshops (for beginners and experts)
Not included in the price
Airfare to Calgary Airport YYC
Transportation from Airport to Banff. We will pick you up from your hotel
Beverages and Alcoholic beverages
Additional items at restaurants
Gifts at shops etc.
Visas (if applicable)
What to bring
DSLR Camera (full frame recommended for astrophotography)
Remote Shutter (for timelapses) Purchase one here for cheap
Wide Angle Lens e.g. 14-24 mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8 or 17-40 mm f/2.8 (recommended for lakes)
Zoom Lens e.g. 24-70 mm, 24-105mm or 18-135 mm
Telephoto Zoom Lens e.g. 70-200 mm, 100-400/600 mm (recommended for wildlife)
ND Filters e.g. Small Stopper ND1.6 and Large Stopper ND3.0 (recommended for long exposure during day/waterfalls)
Drones are not permitted in National Parks in Canada so please do not expect to fly them here.
What to Wear:
Temperatures in the mountains can vary because of the nature of the climate. It is best to bring warm clothing and be comfortable than to be cold. Bring a variety of clothing options and layer to easily adjust to the changing climate.
Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
Thermal Leggings/Long Johns
The full list and our itinerary will be sent by email to participants.
Book a flight and fly into Calgary International Airport YYC. Your return flights should be on the last day of our tour or if you want to stay in Calgary/Banff extra time you can arrange on your own cost.
Arrive in Calgary the day prior to the tour start date and you can then book a shuttle to Banff and a hotel/hostel/AirBNB.
Getting to Banff
Book a roundtrip shuttle bus to Banff - arrive the day before our tour, return shuttle depends on your return flight. Last day of tour in the afternoon or the following day.
Simply Google "airport shuttle to Banff"
Canadian Rockies Photo Workshop Cost $2,800 USD (+ $400 for single occupancy). To reserve your spot 50% non-refundable deposit of $1,400 USD for double occupancy or $1,600 USD for single occupancy.
Email us to reserve your spot today, as spots are filling quickly!