2016 Jasper Photographic Tour | June 9 – 11, 2017
Here is a tour for everyone. The tour will take place in and around the beautiful town of Jasper, Alberta. All of the photography locations will be within a fifteen minute walk of the roadway or parking lots. The Canadian Rockies are an extremely popular destination for walkers, hikers, sightseers, naturalists and photographers. As such, booking accommodations at lodges and campsites is always difficult. To address this I have arranged for all meals and accommodations at the scenic Pyramid Lake Resort which is on the shores of Pyramid Lake under the shadow of Pyramid Mountain. Pyramid Lake is a five minute car ride from the town of Jasper.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
How to choose the best location for a given day and time. How to work an alpine site. What special considerations there are for shooting in the mountains? Composition beyond the rule of thirds. An in depth look at exposure strategies. Photographing in less than ideal conditions, (low light, overcast days, bad weather, extreme contrast etc.), post production tips.
(Because mountain weather is unpredictable, this a tentative itinerary. Times and photo locations are subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.)
Friday June 9, 2017
6:00 PM | Arrive and meet at the Pyramid Lake Resort
6:30 PM | A quick shoot around Pyramid Lake
8:30 PM | Meet and greet to go over the basics, deal with any
equipment issues, and critique the evening images.
Saturday June 10, 2017
5:00 AM | Sunrise shoot at Pyramid Lake
9:00 AM | Breakfast at Pyramid Lake Resort
10:30 AM | Morning shoot Maligne Canyon
1:30 PM | Lunch Maligne Lake
2:00 PM | Afternoon shoot Maligne Lake
6:00 PM | Dinner Pyramid Resort
7:30 PM | Image critique after dinner
10:00 PM | Sunset shoot near the Athabasca River
Sunday June 11, 2017
4:30 AM | Leave for sunrise shoot at Moab Lake
9:30 AM | Breakfast Pyramid Lake
10:30 AM | Morning shoot Horseshoe Lake and Athabasca Falls
1:00 PM | Lunch Pyramid Lake
2:00 PM | Image critique
3:00 PM | Dismissal. Those who want to leave can be home in Edmonton by 7:00PM
The tour fee is $1,185 plus GST double occupancy and $1,650 plus GST single occupancy (unfortunately we are unable to buddy up singles.)
Included in this cost is:
Travel once you arrive at Pyramid Lake until you depart. (You are responsible for getting to Pyramid Lake and please note there is a National Park fee if you do not already have a national park pass.)
Accommodations and meals during the tour
Instructor and assistant fees
Any fees or admission costs that occur while on the tour
While we are fully insured, all participants are required to sign a standard participant’s release and indemnity agreement prior to the tour. Cancelation Policy - You may cancel up to 30 days before the event with a 25% penalty. After that there is no refund for canceling. This tour will proceed regardless of weather. (Sometimes the best images are produced during inclement weather.)
* CLICK HERE for a printable list of the details of the 2017 Jasper Photographic Tour.
If you have any further questions, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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28 mm f1.8 Wide angle
50 mm f1.4 Normal
85 mm f1.8 Standard
24 – 70 mm f2.8
70 – 200 mm f2.8
If you have prime lenses, bring a wide angle (like a 28 mm) and a longer len (like a 50 mm). If you have a zoom lens, bring a lens that zooms into about 24 mm. (like the 24-70 mm).
Remote shutter release
- GND (2 stop soft, 3 stop hard, & 4 stop soft)
- Filter holder
Camera Bag & Camera Cover
Fleece or vest
Summer Hat and a Toque
Warm Pants and Shorts
Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve shirt
Good walking shoes or boots
Rain Jacket and pants
Sun tan lotion
Refillable Water Bottle
While we will not be venturing far from the roadway, we will be in the mountains and the weather is unpredictable. In June the weather is generally moderately warm (low 20’s C). However, it can be cold in the mornings and at night. It even can snow in June. Accordingly you need to have clothing appropriate for warm, cold, or wet days. The tour will go no matter the weather.