Banff Landscape Photography Workshop
Instructors: Aaron Dowling & Kristin Repsher
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Dates: Friday, 1st of February – Sunday, 3rd of February
Cost: $698.00 Including GST (Workshop Only – no Accommodation)
Location: Banff, Alberta (Canadian Rockies)
Maximum Participants: 12 – Closed For Bookings
A fully immersive weekend workshop: two sunset shoots, two sunrise shoots, two great seminars dedicated to landscape photography and photo editing.
There’s no better place to learn landscape photography than in the beautiful and majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies.
Begin your journey as a landscape photographer with this three-day weekend workshop that combines hand-on shooting with a deep appreciation of the key elements that make visually powerful landscapes.
Learn to master your camera in full manual exposure mode and find out how to control focus and depth of field to ensure absolute sharpness and clarity in your landscapes. We’ll cover how filters affect your exposures and how you can select the best filters to obtain the effect you’re after in your landscapes. Aaron and Kristin will guide you in reading the light on the landscape and shooting for stronger landscape compositions.
You’ll learn about the post-production possibilities in landscape photography, including the thinking and workflow for effective landscape photography post-processing.
Finally, a workshop isn’t complete without hands-on, real-world shooting experience, where you can learn how to shoot great landscapes under Aaron and Kristin’s guidance and assistance. We will be embarking on two sunset and two sunrise shoots at several iconic landscape photography locations in the Banff and Canmore area.
What You WIll Learn
- Essential equipment for landscape photography.
- Focal length and angles of view – what lenses work best for landscape photography.
- Tripods and remote shutter triggers – how best to optimise their use.
- Using neutral density (ND) filters and circular polarising filters – when and how to best use them.
- Light and landscape – how to recognise the best light.
- Composing landscapes – creating images with impact, use of colour and more.
- Elements of great landscapes – what to look for in a landscape.
- Controlling exposure in landscape photography – going fully manual.
- Understanding the histogram – how best to use it to gauge your exposure.
- Evaluative metering vs spot metering – when to use one or the other and why.
- Bracketing exposures – how to do it, why you need to do it.
- Achieving deep depth of field in landscape photography.
- Working with RAW files in your landscape image post-production.
- Exposure blending and high dynamic range photography.
- Setting up and shooting panoramic landscapes.
- Landscape photography post processing workflow.
3:30 – 4:30pm: **Meet with Kristin and Aaron, well do a briefing on tools and techniques for landscape photography. We’ll show you how to set your camera up for optimum landscape photography and give you tips for focussing and capturing landscapes.
4:30 – 6:30pm: Sunset Shoot. This is a casual and informal session for us all to shoot together and to talk about techniques, and to understand your skill levels. You’ll be free to ask Aaron and Kristin questions about your landscape photography and we’ll be able to help you set up your camera and accessories during this shoot.
7:30 – 9:30am: Sunrise shoot at Vermillion Lakes, where we’ll capture the sun rising over Rundle Mountain, with the thermal openings in the lakes.
10:30am – 3:30pm: Landscape photography seminar and presentation.
4:30 – 6:30pm: Shoot along the Bow River in the Canmore Area.
7:30 – 9:30am: Sunrise shoot at Castle Mountain, another iconic landscape location, with many beautiful winter compositions.
10:30am – 1:30pm: Landscape post-processing workflow, where we will cover Lightroom and Photoshop workflows.
Presentation Location: All classroom work / presentations will be held at the Banff Voyager Inn, 555 Banff Ave.
What You Will Need
- A DSLR or mirrorles camera that allows you to shoot in full Manual Exposure mode.
- Lenses: there are no restrictions on the focal lengths of lenses that can be used in landscape photoraphy, so we encourage you to bring a variety of lenses. We will work with you, regardless of what lenses you have to get the most out of your equipment.
- A stable tripod that will let you adjust the position of the camera on the tripod quickly and easily.
- Although filters (ND or Polarisers) are not required during the workshop, we will be teaching how to use them, and if the conditions are good for them, we will show you how to use them in the field.
- A remote shutter release (we recommend a simple cable release).
- The practical segment of this workshop will be run in mountain winter conditions, so please dress accordingly (layer, layer, layer) and maybe add another layer.
- All instruction
- Coffee & Tea in the field & classroom
- Lunch during classroom sessions (Saturday & Sunday)
- Light Snacks (Fruit & Biscuits) during classroom sessions
- Workshop notes
- Meals, except those noted in inclusions
- Park Passes
- Travel Insurance
Aaron is a professional landscape and travel photographer based out of Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. Aaron has been running a full time photography tour business since 2012, running photography tours and workshop throughout Asia, Australia and Canada. He is a Photoshop expert, and developer of Photoshop plugins and video workshops, with his main focus on Luminosity Masks. Aaron has been running classroom and in the field workshops on landscape photography, milky way photography, beginners and advanced photoshop, and beginners photography since 2013. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, and has won many prestigious awards. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, he lived in Australia for 15 years before recently returning to Canada and the Rockies in early 2017.
Kristin is a professional landscape and travel photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta. She has travelled the world working as a photographer and has focused on regions as far-flung as the Arctic north of Norway and the tropical climes of Queensland, Australia. The photos taken on these travels have won her numerous international awards. After nearly ten years in Australia, Kristin made the decision to head north more permanently, settling in Calgary in mid-2016. She has been running photography workshops in the Canadian Rockies ever since and loves helping people to capture the beautiful region she now calls home. She has taught a number of popular night sky workshops (including the popular All-Nighter format) as well as landscape, beginner, and Lightroom processing and workflow courses.
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Bookings can be made by Credit Card through Paypal using the link below (Paypal account not required). If you’d prefer to pay through a bank transfer, please contact us using the contact form below.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for this workshop, but your ticket is transferrable. A full refund will be provided if the workshop is cancelled for any reason.