$1,435 – $1,685

Dinosaur at Night Photography Workshop 2020

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Dinosaur Provincial Park Visitor Centre

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Iddesleigh, AB T0J 1T0

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Learn about and develop night photography skills in one of the most amazing places in Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park.

About this Event

Can you think of a cooler place to learn and work on your night photography skills than in a park dedicated to Dinosaurs? Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of your instructor’s favourite places for night photography. This one of a kind workshop is scheduled over the new moon so we will be able to enjoy the dark skies over the park. The unique landscape is stunning at all hours of the day and is very fun to create with in the dark. We will also go out for some sunrise and sunset shoots to keep practicing skills with manual mode and compositions.

Check out what happened during Dinosaur at Night 2019.

LIMITED SPOTS.

Participants should have some experience using their cameras in manual mode and on tripods.

Important: Dinosaur Provincial Park is located near Brooks Alberta. Not near Drumheller.

WHAT IS COVERED:

Planning: Planning your night shoots is an important part of being able to create compelling and purposeful images. Since it will be a great time to shoot the Milky Way, a large component of the planning discussion will be about how to find the galaxy and when it is best to photograph it. Techniques for aurora borealis, star trails and light painting will also be covered.

Settings: Shooting at night requires you to use your camera in full manual mode. We will go over ISO, white balance, aperture choices, and shutter speeds.

Focusing: One of the most difficult parts of shooting at night is getting your focus correct. We will cover techniques for this and the situations where you would want to use certain techniques.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOPS:

  • Meals prepared by a professional chef!
  • Breakfast (coffee, tea, water), Bagged/Stocked Lunches, Dinner
  • A meal questionnaire will be sent out to participants.
  • Two tours guided by Dinosaur Provincial Parks guides.
  • NEW THIS YEAR – Night tour: Exclusive guided access to the natural preserve to capture the badlands at night.
  • Centrosaurus Quarry Hike: A 3km hike that will take us to a massive bone bed. There are stops along the way to learn about the natural history of the Late Cretaceous period of Alberta. Has up and down hiking on uneven terrain.
  • Classroom session.
  • In the field instruction.
  • Accommodation for three nights.
  • We will be staying at Cottonwood Landing in the Park. These are five bedroom units with two bathrooms. Units have kitchens.
  • Two single beds in a double occupancy room.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

  • Transportation to and from Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages (coffee, tea and bottled water will be available)

WHAT TO BRING

  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Variety of lenses (Wide angle, fast lenses are ideal for Milky Way)
  • Filters
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Headlamp
  • Laptop
  • Snacks
  • Beverages (coffee, tea and water will be provided)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather (It can be hot during the day 20-28C, cold during the night potentially down to -5C)
  • Hand warmers
  • Hiking boots, poles, appropriate backpack, etc.

MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Monika Deviat is not just passionate about photography, she is passionate about teaching. Her teaching and speaking experience includes scientific talks, tutoring, workshops and photography seminars over the last fifteen years. Monika conducts photography seminars and workshops all around Alberta. The workshops are not just tours to locations, these are sessions intended to teach you skills and improve your photography. You will come away from this workshop with numerous new skills, great images, and an enthusiasm to continue practicing and getting outdoors (especially at night) to shoot.

MEET YOUR CHEF

Owner, Operator and Red Seal Chef, Christine Kyte brings over ten years of culinary background to Reflective Catering. Her experience encompasses front-end service to head chef roles, small family-owned restaurants to large corporate hotels and two person dinners up to events for thousands of guests. Christine embodies a passion for partnering with her clients to create a smooth experience, elegant presentation and custom menus tailored to their vision. Her desire towards delivering personalized gourmet catering in an efficient and friendly manner has helped her achieve a loyal, satisfied and expanding clientele.

Check out Christine’s business, Reflective Catering.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

The workshop plan is tentative and will be adaptive to conditions. Participants can expect the plan to change.

Thursday:

  • Arrive in Dinosaur PP to check in around 2pm.
  • Meet and Great after check in along with a class room night photography session.
  • Dinner
  • Sunset
  • Night/Milky Way shoot

Friday:

  • Sunrise Shoot
  • Breakfast
  • Guided Tour
  • Afternoon Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Sunset
  • Night/Milky Way Shoot

Saturday:

  • Sunrise Shoot
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon Free Time
  • Classroom session 2hrs.
  • Guided Tour
  • Dinner
  • Night/Milky Way Shoot

Sunday:

  • Breakfast
  • Image Review and final questions/closing.

Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable. If you can find another person to take your spot, please email monika@monikadeviatphotography.com to confirm.

Monika Deviat Photography reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. The cancellations could occur for a variety of reasons, such as a minimum number of participants is not met, family emergency, unforeseen circumstances impact the worksop, etc. In the event of cancellations that are under the control of Monika Deviat Photography, participants will receive a full refund for the workshop. No compensation would be made to participants for any other associated costs such as, but not limited to, travel, hotels, etc. Participants should have travel insurance.

In the unlikely event of a cancellation outside of Monika Deviat Photography’s control (such as act of God, war, extreme weather, medical outbreak, etc), every attempt will be made to rebook the workshop, within 1 year if appropriate for the location and subject, or within 2 years if necessary. Participants may also have the option to apply the cost to the another upcoming workshop with Monika Deviat Photography.

By registering for this event you agree that you have read and understand the following.

You, for yourself, your heirs, executors or anyone else who may claim on your behalf, hereby waive, release and forever discharge, Monika Deviat/Deviant Optiks Photography, assistants, and affiliates, representatives, executors, and all others from any and all responsibilities or liability from personal injury, death, damage to property or loss of any kind resulting from participation in a photography workshop event.

This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. You are responsible to research the event and bring the proper gear.

You attendance at any event confirms that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this event you understanding that you are attending at your own risk.

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Dinosaur Provincial Park Visitor Centre

Unnamed Road

Iddesleigh, AB T0J 1T0

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