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Jasper in June Photography Workshop Retreat 2020

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Beckers Chalets

RWHR+P8 Jasper, AB

Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0


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Jasper in June with Mark Jinks Photography and Monika Deviat Photography

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 common, 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 of the best locations and months for shooting in the Rockies, and it falls just before the massive Summer crowds start to appear.

During this 5 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 10 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 moon and stars. 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 will 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 at Becker's Chalets for introductions on the afternoon of June 7th, followed by a slideshow presentation outlining the guidelines of our workshop. Full itineraries and a questionnaire to determine how best we can help you develop your photography skills will be emailed to participants a month before the workshop begins.

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.


We will be staying at the beautiful Becker's Chalets, just South of the Jasper townsite. This idyllic location situated along the Athabasca River is the perfect home base for all of the locations we will be visiting in Jasper National Park.

We will be staying in large shared cabins/chalets with seperate rooms. A single occupancy ticket is one bedroom (one bed) in a cabin. Double occupancy tickets are suitable for couples where both partners are photographers (purchase two tickets). A single occupancy ticket is suitable for a couple where only one partner is a photographer and participating in the workshop (please let us know you are bringing someone with you via email, markjinksphotography@gmail.com).

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
    • 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!

                          What's Included:

                            • Professional guidance and touring of the area and locations from experienced local photographers
                            • 4 Nights Accommodation at picturesque Becker's Chalets
                            • Boat tour at Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
                            • 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
                            • Meals
                            • Park Pass
                            • Travel Insurance


                            Earlybird (until Feb 29th): Double Occupancy - $2245 + Fee/GST

                            Single Occupancy - $2695 + Fee/GST

                            Regular Pricing (after March 1st): Double Occupancy - $2495 + Fee/GST

                            Single Occupancy - $2995 + Fee/GST

                            Anyone taking a previous workshop with us is eligible for an additional 5% discount!

                            We can also set you up with a payment plan if interested. Email me at markjinksphotography@gmail.com if you wanted to go this route.

                            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.


                                    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
                                    All participants must be 18 years or older for this workshop

                                    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
                                    All transportation is the responsibility of the participant. Carpooling is highly recommended.

                                    Can I bring along a spouse even if they arent interested in the workshop and will do their own thing in Jasper?

                                    Yes, you can bring along a guest as long as they do not interere with the workshop, for this please book the Single occupancy rate and you will have your own room with your spouse. Double occupancy is only for sharing a unit with another workshop participant.

                                    Do I need travel/medical insurance?
                                    Yes, it is highly recommended that you secure travel/medical insurance for your trip.

                                    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
                                    You can email me at markjinksphotography@gmail.com or reach out to me on my social channels

                                    What's the refund policy?
                                    No refunds, but you can sell your ticket to someone else.

                                    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
                                    No, just bring some proof of identification.

                                    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
                                    Yes, in the event that you cannot make it, you can transfer your ticket to someone else.

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                                    Beckers Chalets

                                    RWHR+P8 Jasper, AB

                                    Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0


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