$750 – $1,750

Portraits in High Places: Banff 2019

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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: October 10 - 13, 2019

If you love adventure photography, the idea of the human element in a grand landscape/astro scene, or are looking for a vast, cinematic environmental feel to your portraiture or wedding images, this is the workshop for you!

Held in and around Banff National Park in some of the most stunning scenery Canada has to offer - with two photographers noted for their work that creatively mixes people and place - this workshop will challenge you to think large (dare we say "epic"). We will be lining up amazing models that will include fashion, wedding, adventure (think climbers and mountaineers), yoga instructors, and more. It's a portrait workshop for those with a landscape soul... but not at all bout the close-up. Rather, it will be about marrying the two elements, people and place, for breathtaking imagery.


Day 1 - Thursday, October 10

11:00AM to 2:30PM - Group will meet at the Juniper Hotel and sessions will start at 11:00AM. Introductions, talks, slideshow and inspiration.

2:30PM - 4:00PM - Late Lunch and Prep for Field Session

4:00PM to 7:00PM - Photoshoot #1. Location TBD

Day 2 - Friday, October 11

6:30AM - Group meets at Tim Horton's in Banff

6:45AM Sharp - Group departs for the day - various stops along the Icefields Parkway and the Athabasca Glacier.

7PM return to Banff, end of day.

Day 3 - Saturday, October 12

8:00AM to 5:00PM - Photoshoots around Banff/Lake Louise

5:00PM - 7:00PM - Dinner

7:00PM to 10:00PM - Editing and Critique session at Juniper Hotel.

Day 4 - Sunday, October 13

7:45AM-10:30AM - Meet up for final Photoshoot. Location TBD. (Near Banff)

10:30AM AM to 12:30PM - Group finale brunch

*The itinerary above is subject to change. All registered participants will be sent a final itinerary 2 weeks prior to the event start date.

Price/Payment Schedule:

Cost: CAD $1,750 + GST + Eventbrite fee

Payment options:

1) Full payment or

2) Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $750 + GST + Eventbrite Fees + Final Payment: CAD $1000 + GST due by February 28, 2019

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 and Wayne Simpson

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

Park Pass

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

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.

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.

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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Banff National Park + Juniper Hotel

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Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1


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