$750 – $1,350

Monochrome Mountains

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Banff National Park + Juniper Hotel

1 Juniper Way

Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1


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Location: Juniper Hotel + Banff National Park

Dates: June 5-7, 2018

Have you ever wanted to expand your black and white vision through a fun landscape/nature workshop held primarily in the field, exploring many of the iconic locations within Banff National Park, but also some of its hidden treasures?

Held in and around Banff National Park in some of the most stunning scenery Canada has to offer - with two of Canada's most passionate landscape photographers, Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka - this workshop will allow you to explore your vision, with support, and create images and memories to last a life time.

Dave is an experienced black and white photographer and founder of both Tones of Grace and Tones of Place, two communities dedicated to the art and craft of black and white photography. Paul Zizka's monochrome artistry in the Canadian Rockies has dazzled viewers for years. Together, they're proud to lead a workshop dedicated to having participants see stronger in black and white, combining technique and artistic voice to create spectacular, moody, B+W images .

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (note: details subject to change)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

4:00PM to 7PM: Juniper Hotel. Introductions and meet-up. Dave and Paul will each do a talk and we will collectively examine important creative, technical, and compositional elements for strong mountain B+W landscape images.

7PM to 10PM: First field session (location TBD, but within a resonable proximity to Banff town)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

4:00AM - departure for a day on the Icefields Parkway. Sunrise at Bow Lake. Late morning at Peyto. Then Mistaya, Herbert, a couple of "off-the-beaten-track" locations, and possibly Castle Mountain. This will be a very full day that will see us shoot from sunrise until sunset. Although there will be a couple of meal breaks during the day, participants are encouraged to pack food/snacks.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

4:30 AM departure for full morning of shooting in Banff area, capturing the magic of morning light. After a great final morning of photography, we will meet up for a late breakfast.

10AM - 12PM - Editing, Critique and Q&A Session

Price/Payment Schedule:

Cost: CAD $1,350 + GST + Eventbrite fee

Payment options:

1) Full payment or

2) Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $750 + tax + Final Payment: CAD $600 + tax due by February 28, 2018

Note: failure to pay by the payment due date means forfeiting deposit and spot will be freed up and potentially sold to another interested participant (see more in cancellation policy below).

If unforeseen circumstances arise, participants are welcome to transfer/sell their space to another interested participant.

- Daily instruction/mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha

Not Included:
- Accommodations
- Meals
- Transportation (carpooling is highly encouraged) and park pass
- Travel Insurance


The price of the workshop does not include transportation. Participants will need to arrange car rentals or carpooling with other workshop participants.

Travelling from Calgary to Banff

- Car Rentals in Calgary
- Airport Shuttles to Banff: Explore Rockies or Banff Airporter
- Car Rentals in Banff

Banff National Park

At 6640 km2, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides being a mecca for photographers, Banff offers opportunities for other activities, such as hiking, biking, and canoeing. Local yoga studios and spas give you the chance to unwind, and a variety of art galleries and museums help you tap into the local history and culture. If you have the opportunity to extend your stay in the park, we highly recommend you take advantage of everything it has to offer.

Visit http://BanffLakeLouise.com for more information on activities, restaurants and more. If you have specific questions around activities, please do not hesitate to ask.

Park Pass

You will need to purchase a park pass when you arrive at the entrance to the park. Purchase your park pass.

What to expect
The workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of experience in photography. Most locations will be readily accessible from the road, although we may hike short distances on occasion.

Knowledge of lighting is not required, nor do you need to bring any special equipment beyond your camera, your favourite lenses, and any filters you might normally use in a landscape setting. Dave and Paul will provide any needed lighting for those interested in creative outdoor lighting.

This event may include a nighttime component. It is worth noting that the workshop will be quite intense in order to maximize field time. Participants are not expected to participate in every aspect of the workshop. It’s up to you to get out as much as you like, though of course it is recommended you give it your all.


Both Dave and Paul preach and live the ethics of "leave no trace" photography, which means that the utmost care is given, while hiking and photographing, to leaving zero impact on the natural environment. Participants are expected to approach this tour with the same ethics at all times.

Cancellation Policy

Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable). We cannot offer refunds or credits.

Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted the cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made will be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees.


We encourage participants travelling from outside Alberta to have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance.

About Dave Brosha

"Critically acclaimed....spectacular photos." - The Globe and Mail

Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, northern commercial, personal, and landscape photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his wife and children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.

Dave’s personal affiliations and representations include the First Light agency, Aurora Images, Offset, Getty Images (stock), National Geographic (stock), and the Canadian Press, for which Dave is a freelance photographer.

About Paul Zizka

Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes.

Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, includingIMPACT, Alpinist, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, Fodors.com and explore magazine. In addition to his work for a number of clients, over the past few years Paul has created a signature collection of images for Banff Lake Louise Tourism, which are used to promote Banff National Park throughout the world.

In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). Recent travels have taken him backpacking in the Caribbean, exploring tiny insular nations of the Pacific, trekking in remote corners of Scandinavia and Nepal, and ski touring on Baffin Island.

For any additional questions, please contact us at workshops@offbeatphoto.ca

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1 Juniper Way

Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1


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