Shoot Till You Drop: Waterton Photography Workshop 2023

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Shoot Till You Drop: Waterton Photography Workshop 2023

The title says it all! Spend four days surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery of Waterton NP in Alberta learning photography!

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Bayshore Inn Resort & Spa 111 Waterton Avenue Waterton, AB T0K 2M0 Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 days 21 hours
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This unique workshop gives you the chance to try a variety of styles of photography with the expert instruction and guidance of two seasoned Alberta based photographers, Joe Desjardins and Monika Deviat. But, don't worry, there is time to relax - it's become tradition to spend time chatting over beverages at the Thirsty Bear during "down time".

Waterton in the fall is full of colours and wildlife. Participants will be able to shoot landscapes during the best light, wildlife, portraits, and go out to capture the stars at night. Classroom sessions will be conducted for all four photography components of the workshop. Class size is limited to ensure everyone will get one on one help in the field.

Double Occupancy rooms will only be available for those who book the tickets together.

"I checked everything off on my wish list in this workshop. Thanks so much!" - A. Lum, 2022

Check out this slideshow from Todd Yungwirth from 2022!

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What's Covered?

Landscape Photography

Techniques will be discussed to get you on your way photographing the Alberta landscape. Topics include what’s in the gear bag, settings, composition, light, focusing and tips on perfecting exposure. Participants will have time to work on focus stacking, long exposures, filter use and more.

Wildlife Photography

Joe will be taking the lead on this genre and covering the basics to get you started in photographing Canadian Wildlife. Joe will discuss what’s in the camera bag along with the do’s and don’ts of photographing wildlife. Camera settings, techniques and safety related to wildlife will also be covered. The diversity of wildlife in the park is incredible. We have the opportunity to see bears, foxes, elk, deer, moose etc. and a variety of birds.

Night Photography

Night photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography and Monika’s favourite. It is worth the effort and staying up late to see how magical the stars make the landscape appear. Participants will learn how to focus in the dark, choose the best settings for their night images, how to compose and plan nightscapes and get to play with some light painting techniques.

Portrait Photography

The fourth component of the workshop will be portrait photography, including how to use off camera flash. Understanding light is the key to creating portraits that make your subject look their best and create specific moods and drama. Knowing how to use a flash outside of a studio setting is a useful tool in any photographer's repertoire. Exploring the potential of what off camera flash can do for your subject is fun and exciting. We will ensure everyone comes away with an understanding of how to balance natural light with off camera flash, how to properly position your equipment and how to use modifiers like diffusers. Equipment will be provided.

Suitable for all levels of photographers.

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Included in the Workshop:

  • In-the-field instruction
  • Classroom sessions
  • Accommodations (Ticket without available)
  • Breakfast

Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Waterton Lakes National Pass
  • Park pass
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner/Snacks

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The Fine Print:

By registering for this event, you agree that you have read and understood the following.

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 to confirm a transfer.

Please ensure you can travel and abide by all health and safety travel recommendations for Canada, Alberta, and your home location if you are booking a spot. It is your responsibility to ensure you can make the workshop.

A participant may not attend if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to self isolate.

Only in the event that the Parks or the venue is unable to host the workshop (such as a lockdown situation) will participants be given the option to postpone or receive a refund.

Monika Deviat Photography reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. The cancellations could occur for a variety of reasons, such as a minimum number of participants is not met, family emergency, unforeseen circumstances impact the workshop, etc. In the event of cancellations that are under the control of Monika Deviat Photography, participants will receive a full refund for the workshop. No compensation would be made to participants for any other associated costs such as, but not limited to, travel, hotels, etc. Participants should have travel insurance.

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/Joe Desjardin/Joe Desjardin 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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