North Country Photo Adventure
Dates: October 9-14(2019)
Location: Banff National Park
(sold out-wAIT LIST ONLY)
Group Size: 8
Instructor: Dusty Doddridge/Josh Merrill
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.
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.
• Instruction in the field: craft and creative strategies for landscape photography
• Image reviews
• Instruction on digital darkroom workflow
• Food and Lodging
• Transportation to and from the workshop
• Participants can carpool to lower cost and increase fun
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.
Most of the locations that we will photograph on this trip will feature easy access, but there will be a couple which will require moderate exertion at high elevation. None of our hikes will go beyond 3 miles round-trip, but you’ll need a moderate level of physical fitness and some experience hiking to manage this tour safely.
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 and 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.
Photographs courtesy of man, myth, and legend…Josh Merrill
All you need to do is click the Register Here button 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.
We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have in advance of registration.