Well obviously, you already know me! I'll be one of your instructors! But who is Gina Yeo Photography you may ask? She is a very good friend of mine, an awesome photographer and a truly wonderful person! You will love her! She also is great to teach photography! Would you like to know more about Gina? CLICK HERE to see more of her beautiful work!
WHAT IS THE GENERAL ITINERARY FOR SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS?
Each workshop will begin early afternoon on the start date, usually with a meet-and-greet luncheon. Following this luncheon, hotel check-in will occur, followed by as much in-field photography as possible during our time together.
WHAT LOCATIONS WILL I VISIT DURING A SMALL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP?
There is no shortage of stunning locations to visit and photograph in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We will photograph the best locations in and around Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park and possibly even Kananaskis.
No itinerary will be set during the workshops, as we'll take advantage of the best light and meet the group's needs.
Locations may include but are not limited to Vermilion Lakes, Two Jack Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Castle Mountain, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (Closed from the months of October through June), all located in Banff National Park, Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, Tangle Ridge in Jasper National Park, Kananaskis and David Thompson Country and more.
*Locations are subject to change, and no location is guaranteed due to time of year, access, weather, and other conditions.*
WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE WORKSHOP?
Gina and myself are thrilled to be able to teach you everything we can about landscape photography during your time with us.
During BANFF NOVEMBER WORKSHOP, expect to discover:
•The basics of landscape photography: Choosing and making the most of your landscape photography equipment. Identifying your subject and supporting subjects, composition, assessing and using available light, creative landscape photography choices, vision, and more. This will be discussed in the field.
•Specific landscape photography techniques: Choosing manual settings when and why, white balance, focus during all types of light, including at night, creative settings for slow shutter speeds, exposure bracketing, focus stacking, and other techniques. This will be discussed in the field.
•Post-Processing: On-location photography will be prioritized. Formal post-processing discussion will likely not occur during the in-person workshop; however, follow-up post-processing videos and opportunities for question and answer and demonstration during a two-hour online interactive video classroom setting will be offered following a workshop. (A value of over $1000).
WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR OR EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
The photography gear and equipment you already own are likely perfect for all landscape photography workshops.
However, Gina and myself recommend the following photography gear for all workshops:
•DSLR (crop or full frame) or mirrorless camera
•A wide-angle lens or lenses (somewhere between 11-35mm) *Note: I personally use a Canon EF11-24mm f4.0 for most of my landscape photography images.
•A mid-range lens (somewhere between 24-70mm, if you have one)
•A telephoto (somewhere between 70-600mm, if you have one)
•Sturdy Tripod (tripod spikes are useful in loose rock, gravel and in icy and snow conditions)
Optional but highly recommended additional landscape photography gear and equipment:
*Note: Further gear and tour preparation recommendations will be provided in your complimentary welcome package.
WHAT IS INLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED DURING THE SMALL GROUP BANFF NOVEMBER WORKSHOP?
The following is included for participants during the small group Banff November Workshop:
•A complimentary pre-workshop group online assessment of your goals while participating to one of our workshops.
•A complimentary digital information package that will guide you through your workshop preparation so that you can get the most out of your experience.
•Accommodations during the workshop. Note: Additional nights may be available upon request before and after the retreat for an additional cost. Please inform Gina or myself immediately upon registration should you need extra nights. Hotel rooms fill quickly in Banff, especially during the high season.
•All on-location photography instruction throughout the workshop. Transportation during the workshop.
•All business and instructing permits required to operate within Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks and Alberta Parks.
•An online post-processing group session following the workshop dedicated to the processing of specific images from the workshop and finalizing images created in the field.
•Additional post-processing videos, yours to download and keep, that will teach you exactly how to create the images of your dreams!
The following is not included for participants:
•Transportation to and from Banff National Park. Gina suggests the Banff Airporter as your recommended travel option to and from the Calgary International Airport to Banff.
•Meals, snacks and beverages.
•Personal expenses before, during and after the retreat.
•Travel, gear and personal insurance (highly recommended).
HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS WILL THERE BE IN THE SMALL GROUP NOVEMBER BANFF WORKSHOP?
We like to keep our groups as small as possible for a few reasons, one of them is we want to make sure we can give as much time as possible to each and every participants. You will be there to learn? We want to show you as much techniques and content as possible. We always go with a 1:4 ratio, meaning 4 participants per instructor. And because Gina and I will be co-hosting this workshop together, we will take a maximum of eight (8) participants.
Single occupancy and double occupancy options will be available for all workshops. However, double occupancy is only available if another participant has requested this option, so if this is your preference, register with a friend to ensure your choice.