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Yukon Aurora Photography Workshop, Feb 23-26, 2018

Neil Zeller Photography

Friday, 23 February 2018 at 8:00 PM - Monday, 26 February 2018 at 8:00 PM (PST)

Yukon Aurora Photography Workshop, Feb 23-26, 2018

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Yukon Aurora Workshop Feb 23-26, 2018

Calgary and Edmonton departures are available for this tour.

To be able to see the Northern Lights with your own eyes is a dream for many. To be able to capture the Northern Lights in such a way that you can share your experience with your loved ones is pure Magic! Neil Zeller is offering this one of a kind tour and workshop that will have you shooting the night skies in Northern Canada in a way that will leave anyone who sees them speechless.

This tour is offered for six people for the opportunity to go to Yukon, Canada. Spend your nights looking out at the unfiltered night sky from the incredible Sundog Retreat located thirty minutes’ drive North of Whitehorse, Yukon. These amazing tour packages includes airfare, airport transfers, some meals, Wildlife Preserve Tour and excellent accommodations designed specifically for Northern Lights viewing and a Whitehorse city tour.

Choose this tour for three nights starting on Feb 23. 2018 returning on Feb 26, 2018. You will fly with Air North on an evening flight from Calgary or Edmonton up to Whitehorse where Sundog Retreat will be waiting to take us to their cabins for our first night of aurora viewing. Viewing is available directly from the Sundog Retreat property. Sundog has an amazing exclusive on-site aurora viewing cabins, with north-facing windows, warm beverages and snacks, telescope and outdoor campfire so you won’t miss a moment when the moment comes! Neil will take the time to help with your camera settings and give his best tips and tricks for capturing the Northern Lights. This entire tour is an experiential photography workshop that will allow you to make images that are far beyond your expectations. Neil will provide timely lessons in the places we are shooting. From sharp-as-a-tack night photography to long exposures to framing and composition when shooting wildlife.

On day two, you will wake up to an amazing breakfast in your cabin at Sundog Retreat, then Sundog’s private shuttle will take you to town where you will enjoy a guided city tour of Whitehorse. Neil will shop for groceries during your tour for the included family style supper at the cabins. On this night there is a beautiful fireworks display as a part of the Yukon Sourdough Rendevous festival. After enjoying the foreworks you will head back to Sundog Retreat for another night of aurora watching and photographing. Neil will spend time with each of you to help capture the lights in the best possible ways.

Day three, starts with classroom editing** then rest and relaxation, or some more touring of the area. Tour options include Carcross or other areas around Whitehorse. Many opt for napping by this point too! Takhini Hot Springs is just a short drive down the road to relax before heading into town for a lovely supper before another night of Aurora viewing.

On the morning of day four you will tour the incredible Yukon Wildlife Preserve where on the 5km loop you are likely to see and photograph woodland caribou, Canada lynx, Rocky Mountain elk, mountain goats, Alaska Yukon moose, mule deer, muskoxen, wood bison, two varieties of thinhorn sheep (Dall's sheep and Stone sheep) and arctic foxes in habitats suited to each will be shuttled back to Whitehorse for free time in the city before your flight back south on Air North in the afternoon.

**One on one and group editing sessions will be planned as per the group requests and time availability.

Included In the tours:

  • Flights with Air North  (Calgary/ Edmonton – Whitehorse - Return) 
  • 3 nights shared accommodation per group 3-4 per cabin.
  • Transfers & tours as mentioned above
  • Tour wide experiential photography workshop, plus classroom session.
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve 
  • One in Cabin supper and breakfast - Family Style (everyone pitches in)

Tours are $2,389.00 +fees and GST per person, 3-4 people per cabin – 4 minimum up to 8 maximum on each trip.

Cabins are fully modern well equipped with two bedrooms and four separate beds upon request. Couples may request one bed in a room.

In the event the skies are not clear for Aurora viewing, Neil will have a full slate of other tours and photography learning experiences arranged. Aurora is our priority for this trip and we may travel up to 3 hours in suitable directions at night to find clear skies. It's truly an adventure that everyone enjoys! 

A past participant wrote this about her trip:

If you are thinking about going on a photography workshop with Neil Zeller - just do it!
I had the privilege of attending Neil’s Yukon trip in February 2017. Previously, I attended his Beginners Photography workshop and Lightroom training in Calgary. When I saw his trip to the Yukon to photograph the northern lights, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The trip was fabulous and surpassed all of my expectations.
Neil is tremendously talented and passionate about photography. His enthusiasm is contagious. He has an uncanny ability to find photo opportunities through his attention to detail, research and local knowledge. Whether its heading down the Alaska highway to find clear skies in the middle of the night or gaining private access to the wildlife park on a closed day, he creates opportunity.
The trip was perfectly organized and executed, right down to every last detail. Our accommodations, food, transportation and sight seeing were all outstanding. We also had the chance to photograph many different subjects including auroras, city shots, fireworks, wildlife, shooting aurora from the airplane, as well as learning editing techniques. Having a small group meant we were able to get personal coaching and assistance. I learned a lot  and feel inspired.
Neil is an amazing organizer, photo expert, teacher, and tour guide/story teller/comedian. He shared his knowledge, enthusiasm and colourful personality. The trip was a perfect mix of learning, experience and laughter - lots of laughter. We had a blast!
I highly recommend Neil’s workshops and hope to join other trips with him in the future.

A $500 deposit option is available to guarantee your spot, and full payment is due Dec 1st, 2017. Contact Neil for these details. You will be required to sign a fully liability waiver before the start of the trip.

Have questions about Yukon Aurora Photography Workshop, Feb 23-26, 2018? Contact Neil Zeller Photography

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Sundog Retreat

Whitehorse, YT Y0B

Friday, 23 February 2018 at 8:00 PM - Monday, 26 February 2018 at 8:00 PM (PST)

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