November Frost 2016 - 3 Days In the Canadian Rockies with Paul Zizka, John E. Marriott and Dave Brosha
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November Frost 2016 - 3 Days In the Canadian Rockies with Paul Zizka, John E. Marriott and Dave Brosha

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Baker Creek Mountain Resort

Bow Valley Parkway

Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0


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November Frost Landscape Photography Workshop

Thank you for your interest in this one-of-a-kind event hosted by John E. Marriott, Dave Brosha, and Paul Zizka at beautiful Baker Creek Mountain Resort near Lake Louise in Banff National Park.  Join us for a fun-filled extended weekend in late fall/early winter in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and let us help you take your landscape  photography skills to the next level!  You'll get a chance to work closely with each of us as we tackle a variety of topics in the field and classroom aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision.

Dates: November 3-6, 2016

Number of participants: 30

Accommodation and Meals: Your home for the duration of the workshop is the Baker Creek Mountain Resort, featuring delightful chalets located in the heart of Banff National Park. All meals (which are included in your fee) will be had at the resort’s fabulous bistro, other than one packed lunch that will allow us to maximize our time in the field. We will have the Resort’s Heritage Centre at our disposal for editing and presentation purposes.


Here’s a sample schedule of what you can expect (please note that details are subject to change as we finalize everything between now and October):

Thursday November 3 2016

  • 3 PM – Arrival and check-in
  • 4:30 – 7 PM– Presentations
  • 7:30 – 9 PM - Dinner

Friday November 4 2016

  • 6 – 7 AM – Breakfast
  • 7 – 12 AM – Morning shoots around Lake Louise
  • 12 – 1 PM – Lunch at Baker Creek
  • 1 – 3:30 PM – Presentations/editing
  • 3:30 – 6 PM – Sunset shooting
  • 5 – 6 PM – Dinner
  • 8 - midnight - Night/Astro shooting

Saturday November 5 2016

  • 6 – 6:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 6:30 AM - 1 PM- Shoots on the Icefields Parkway (packed lunch)
  • 1 – 4 PM – Presentations/editing
  • 4 – 5 PM – Break
  • 5 – 7 PM – Dinner
  • 7 - 9 PM – Open Q+A Session

Sunday November 6 2016

  • 6 – 7 AM - Breakfast
  • 7 – 10 AM – Sunrise shoot (location TBD)
  • 10 – 12 AM – Presentations
  • 12 – 1 PM – Farewell lunch

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, among other factors.

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.

This event focuses 100% on landscape + outdoor photography and will include a nighttime  component. It is worth noting that the workshop will be quite intense in order to  maximize filed time. Participants are not expected to participate in every aspect of the workshop weekend. It’s up to you to get out as much as you like, though of course it is recommended you give it your all.

What to Bring

As the tour is in early November, there is the possibility of some very cool temperatures in the Rockies, especially at nighttime when we will be shooting.

Please bring:

• suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer
• warm/down jacket
• bathing suit (for hot tub at the hotel)
• waterproof jacket and pants
• hiking/winter boots (we will be in wet and rocky areas, with potential of snow at times)
• warm hat/toque
• a headlamp or flashlight
• gloves (try to find gloves that still allow you to operate your camera)
• your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings; bring the fastest lens you have)
• a sturdy tripod
• a cable (or wireless) shutter release
• a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe)

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 for more information on activities, restaurants and more. If you have specific questions around activities, please do not hesitate to ask.

Check out these additional Travel Tips with regards to time zone, currency, etc.

Transportation To and Around Banff

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

Car rentals are available directly from the Calgary Airport:

Airport Shuttles to Banff

You have two options for shuttles to and from the Calgary Airport: Explore Rockies and the Banff Airporter.

Car Rentals in Banff

Check out all the options:

Park Pass

The price of the workshop does not include a park pass. You will need to purchase a  park pass when you arrive at the entrance to the park. You can purchase your park pass in advance here:

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot, with final payment due by July 15th
Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the 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).

You can pay the full amount up-front, too, should you choose.

For any additional questions, please contact any of the event organizers:

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