June 5-7, 2019 – Jasper in June
Join us in Jasper National Park this June as the park jumps to life with new found colour and warmth. Historically, the first week of June is a changing of the seasons in the mountain parks. The last of the winter ice has melted off the lakes, revealing pristine lakes with jaw-dropping reflections. Wildlife is in abundance with Elk, Moose & Bear sightings commonly including newborn offspring. Waterfalls are at their highest flow for the season with the mountain runoff, and alpine wildflowers start to bloom. Jasper in June is one the best locations and months for shooting in the Rockies, and it falls just before the massive Summer crowds start to appear.
During this 3 day workshop you will learn how to compose, shoot and deliver top notch images that you will be proud of. The workshop is limited to just 8 participants to ensure everyone receives hands on guidance from the workshop instructors. The instructors will guide you through their processes, from preparation, to execution in the field, to post processing in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. Master concepts such as focus stacking, long exposure through the proper use of neutral density filters, bracketing, metering a scene correctly, and much more!
We will visit a vast array of locations in the area that are very well known to your workshop instructors from years of experience in the area. In order to get the best light for our scenes, we will be taking full advantage of sunrise and sunset golden hour. Sunset will be just after 10pm, (the final light usually disappears just before midnight), and sunrise is at 530am. Blue hours are stunning in the rockies and our shoots will extend into the night when the stars come out. The days are very long in Northern Alberta and twilight remains through most of the night, but it is still possible to view the Milky Way core. So prepare to have some short nights at your hotel, don’t worry – you will definitely have some free time during the day to catch up on rest. You also have the option to skip out on a sunrise if you want to get some extra rest.
What Is Involved:
We will meet up Pocahontas Cabins lobby for introductions, followed by a sunset shoot at a lake near the town. Full itineraries and a questionnaire to determine how best we can help you develop your photography skills will be emailed to participants once they have signed up.
Participants should have some knowledge of their camera before the workshop as this will be catered more towards a location tour than learning camera basics.
Wildlife – If we have a chance to view wildlife safely without disturbing it, or disrupting traffic, then we shall, but the main focus of this workshop will be landscape photography. You will have free time during the day to catch up on rest, do some shopping, or exploring on your own for a few hours.
What to Bring:
- A DSLR or mirrorless camera with removable lenses
- A variety of lenses, wide angle and telephoto (preferably 24mm or wider for full frame, 16mm or wider for crop cameras), fast lenses (f2.8 or faster is ideal for night photography)
- Extra camera batteries
- Extra memory cards
- A sturdy tripod
- A remote shutter trigger would be an asset
- Waterproof/rubber boots would be an asset for standing in streams
- A set of Neutral Density filters would also be an asset (these can be purchased from the event holder at a discounted rate, contact Mark for more details)
- A good layer of clothes for unpredictable mountain park temperatures. Early June can see swings from -5C to 25C so it is best to layer and remove layers as the day warms up.
- Any special medication you require. The townsite of Jasper has most amenities you would need if necessary
- A laptop for editing photos with Adobe Creative Cloud pre-installed (I would recommend downloading a free trial version a week before the workshop if you are unsure if you will continue using this software after)
- A positive mindset, eagerness to learn and have fun!
- Professional guidance and touring of the area and locations from experienced local photographers
- 2 Nights Accommodation at picturesque Pocahontas Cabins
- In field camera recommended camera settings and assistance
- Editing sessions and photo review
- Miette Hot Springs passes
What’s NOT included:
- Transportation to, from or during the workshop
- Park Pass
- Travel Insurance
- Early Bird (until Feb 28th): Double Occupancy – $1145 + Fee/GST
- Early Bird Single Occupancy – $1345 + Fee/GST
- Regular Pricing (after March 1st): Double Occupancy – $1295 + Fee/GST
- Regular Single Occupancy – $1495 + Fee/GST
Who is the workshop for:
This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers who want to improve their craft, learn some new skills and enjoy the beautiful landscapes that Jasper National Park has to offer.
Participants should have some knowledge of their cameras and with using a tripod.
- How to switch to manual mode and change settings like ISO, shutter speed, aperture, white balance.
- How to manual focus
NOTE- There may be little cellular service in the areas we will be shooting.
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