$585 – $650

Milky Way March: Banff Photography Workshop

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Juniper Hotel & Bistro

1 Juniper Way

Banff, AB T1L 1E1

Canada

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Spend two nights shooting the magical landscape of Banff National Park and developing your astrophotography skills.

About this Event

Develop your astrophotography skills during this two night workshop focused on teaching you all the techniques you need to photograph the world at night.

March is a unique time to photograph Banff National Park at night. The landscape still wears its winter coat and reflect starlight beautifully. March also a great time to start to shoot the Milky Way in Banff. The compositions with the Milky Way arc rising above the peaks are fantastic at this time of year. The galactic core will be rising before dawn so the arc will be low to the horizon.

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 Workshop:

  • In-the-field instruction
  • Classroom sessions Mar 20 & 21
  • 3 course group dinner Mar 20
  • Coffee/Tea provided during Mar 21 classroom session

Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Banff National Park
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Most meals
  • Accommodations

What to Bring:

  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Variety of lenses
  • Wide angle, fast lenses are ideal for Milky Way.
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks in a thermos, water
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Hiking boots, pole, pack, etc.
  • Headlamp
  • Hand/toe warmers

Workshop Outline:

The workshop plan is tentative and will be adaptive to conditions and weather.

Friday:

  • 4pm Meet at Juniper Vermillion Room
  • Classroom session + camera practice
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • Nap/sleep time
  • Night shoot

Saturday:

  • 1pm Meet at Juniper Vermillion Room
  • Classroom session on processing and image review
  • Group dinner for those interested
  • Nap/sleep time
  • Night Shoot

Sunday:

  • Meet for breakfast and final Q&A

Registration is non-refundable but is transferrable. If you can find someone to take your spot and buy your ticket from you, this is acceptable. Email monika@monikadeviatphotography.com to confirm a transfer.

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/Monika Deviat 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.

Your 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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Juniper Hotel & Bistro

1 Juniper Way

Banff, AB T1L 1E1

Canada

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