Canadian Rockies Photo Adventure

Oct 9-14 (2019)

Location: Banff National Park, Canada
Dates: Oct 9-14 (2019)
Tuition: $1695.00
Group Size: Max. 8
Instructors: Dusty Doddridge and Josh Merrill

Josh Merrill Canadian Rockies Gallery

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Tour Overview:
The Canadian Rockies are a place of unparalleled beauty and adventure. From jagged, snow-packed peaks to the most unbelievable blue and turquoise glacial lakes, the Canadian Rockies do not disappoint. One of the premier destinations in the world for photography, we will photograph iconic mountain scenes in their early Winter splendor. We will also explore some lesser-photographed locations. Photographic opportunities may include Northern Lights (Weather and Solar Activity Permitting), Star-Filled Skies at night with the Rocky Mountains as a foreground, Waterfalls of Turquoise Glacial Melt-Water and world-class Wildlife.

We’ll be based within Banff National Park, where we will begin with photographing some of the world's most stunning scenes, at places like Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Two-Jack Lake, Vermillion Lakes and Johnston Canyon. We will keep an eye on the nights as well, with potential for Aurora Borealis, and rich night photography potential.

In addition to experiencing the best of Banff, we’ll make a stop-over in Yoho National Park, for locations like the incredible Emerald Lake. An emphasis will be given to time spent in the field, creating incredible images, and working one-on-one with Josh and Dusty to improve craft and creativity. We will explore these stunning places with a small group that will maximize your learning and will ensure greater flexibility for us to get to the very best locations for the conditions that we experience.

All of our instructional workshops will cover two key areas: Craft and Creativity

Professional Craft for Landscape Photography:

• Getting fluent with your gear and developing a consistent workflow in the field
• Achieving an optimal exposure
• Managing depth of field
• Capture for multiple exposure blending
• Capture for panoramic stitching
• Using filters effectively

Creativity in the Landscape: 

• Core compositional elements in the landscape
• Creative use of depth of field
• Long exposure techniques
• Learning and practicing new compositions

And we'll also do at least one image review session and share some advanced digital darkroom workflow techniques. 

Tour Includes:

• Instruction in the field: craft and creative strategies for landscape photography
• Image reviews
• Instruction on digital darkroom workflow
• Entrance fees to the slot canyons and gear for the Narrows hike

Not Included:

• Food and Lodging
• Transportation to and from the workshop
• Participants can carpool during the workshop
• Park entrance fees

Fitness Level:
You'll need a high level of fitness to tackle some of the hiking in Zion. None of our hikes will go beyond 5 miles but you'll need high fitness and experience hiking in difficult terrain to manage this tour safely. 

Suggested Equipment:
• Digital SLR Camera
• Tripod with Cable Release
• Wide Angle Lens and Telephoto Zoom Lens (We use the 16-35mm and 70-200)
• Filters: Circular Polarizer
• Lots of Memory Cards
• Extra Camera Batteries
• Micro-fiber Cloths
• Camera Bag/Backpack for Gear and Food/Water

Clothing for a variety of weather conditions from 15F to 50F
• Rain Jacket and Pants
• Down Layer
• Hiking Boots (Insulated are recommended)
• Traction Device for Boots (Kahtoola Microspikes are recommended)
• Gloves and Hat
• Plenty of Wool Socks
• Moisture Wicking Base Layer

Our base of operations will be in Banff, Alberta within Banff National Park. We will arrange for rooms to be blocked off at a discounted rate for your convenience. However, you may choose to stay elsewhere if you prefer. We’ll e-mail you with an itinerary so that you can make your hotel reservations. Be advised that our trip in Banff will take place over the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, so booking lodging and rental car as early as possible would be wise.

Cancellation Schedule:
90 days or prior to day 1 of tour = Refund of all Dusty Doddridge Photography fees and deposits
60-89 days prior to day 1 of tour = Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain tour deposit
59 days or less prior to day 1 of tour =Dusty Doddridge Photography will retain full tour tuition

It is strongly recommended that you purchase trip insurance if you need to cancel your tour or or are unable to complete the tour for any reason. Dusty Doddridge Photography also reserves the right to cancel the photo tour for any reason including low enrollment in the tour. 

All you need to do is click the Register Here link below and tell us which tour you'd like to attend. We'll e-mail you an invoice that allows you to pay online by credit card. If it's 60 days or less prior to the start of the tour, the full tuition amount will be due in order to complete your registration. Prior to 60 days out, we'll invoice you for a deposit of 30% of the total tuition to hold your spot. We'll then invoice you again for the balance prior to the 60 day point when the full amount is due. 

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